If you follow me on Twitter (or read Deadspin), you know that Draymond Green poured champagne on some fans today. But that six-second clip was just a small portion of Green’s exciting afternoon, including a five-minute trip off his parade bus and into the street.
Green was on the same bus as Marreese Speights, plus he was hanging out with Marshawn Lynch all day. When I made it to their vehicle, Green decided it was time to mingle with the fans. This led to the wildest, loudest, most entertaining scene I’ve witnessed in quite some time, let alone caught on video.
Yes, this video is five minutes long. Social media experts will tell you this is too long for today’s shortened attention spans. It doesn’t matter. You will watch it, and you won’t be able to pull your eyes away from Green’s actions (Beastmode and Buckets are featured as well).
That’s because every one of you has enjoyed watching an entire music video that was at least this long — if not several minutes longer — and this looks like a music video starring Draymond Green (especially if you toggle with the video quality on the bottom and watch this in high-def). Instead of music, you get screams from thousands of Warriors fans who can’t believe what they’re seeing. I couldn’t quite believe it either.
At the rally portion of the festivities, Green grabbed the mic and gave an entertaining speech. That was after he stood up and did this:
Green mentioned how Raymond Ridder (Warriors PR) didn’t want him to speak, and then he went and grabbed his “rook” head coach Steve Kerr, who quipped that Green might end up getting played off the stage and ushered away by security, like someone who talks for too long at the Oscars.
Green took many liberties today, but he came through with a triple-double in the game that clinched the Warriors’ first title in 40 years, and Bob Myers told about a million parade-goers that Green wasn’t going anywhere, so he’s got nothing to worry about. In fact, he’s more popular than ever among Warriors fans. Green gives every ounce of energy and emotion he’s got when he plays, so it shouldn’t surprise anyone that he’s treating the celebration of this new championship the same way.