Hunter Pence’s “champion blood” speech from last year was the most powerful sports-related moment I’ve caught on video, but this one below that I shot last night in the Warriors’ locker room at Quicken Loans Arena was easily the funniest.
If you’re wondering why Steve Kerr is so enamored with Leandro Barbosa — apart from the speed, scoring and instant energy he brings from the bench — look no further than this video.
We all remember how Barbosa predicted the Warriors’ first NBA title in 40 years several months ago, when he told Rosalyn Gold-Onwude (and thousands of CSN Bay Area viewers) that “we gonna be championship.” Last night Barbosa was sitting in a corner of the room, with his daughter on his lap and his wife at his side, talking to an Italian reporter.
“How are you going to celebrate?” she asked.
“I’m already drunk,” Barbosa said.
A few seconds later I tried to get Barbosa to predict a repeat, but instead he turned the tables on me and asked me to describe what the Warriors achieved. I’ve already written too many words about this anyway, so just watch. I guarantee this minute-long video is worth your time.