The Warriors 2022 championship parade might not have the fanfare in years past.
Per Kylen Mills, a reporter from Bay Area news network KRON4, there will be no public speeches from the players and no rally before or after the parade. Instead, speeches will be given in a private ceremony that will be broadcasted.
WARRIORS PARADE UPDATE: I’m told the players will not be doing any public speeches & there will not be any rally before or after the parade (like the Giants have done at Civic Center).They will give speeches at 10:20am in a private ceremony which will be broadcast.
— Kylen Mills (@KylenMills)
Given the number of personalities on Golden State’s roster, the news of no public speeches was met with disappointment, including a few tweets from All-Star forward Draymond Green.
Green, who has not shied away from addressing naysayers since winning his fourth NBA championship, took to Twitter just after 1:30 a.m. PT on the day of the parade to share his reaction, saying “nobody speaking at the parade? Yeah I think I’m going to stay at the crib,” complete with a shrugging emoji.
Nobody speaking at the parade? Yeah I think I’m going to stay at the crib 🤷🏿♂️
— Draymond Green (@Money23Green)
Green followed his first tweet with another question that read, “so just (ride) and wave?” with several crying laughing emojis.
Given the level to which Green has gone to respond to detractors, it was almost a given that he’d continue the trend when given the floor at Golden State’s fourth championship parade in eight seasons.
To no surprise, he didn’t disappoint.
After warming up his trolling efforts with a custom version of Boston’s “All About 18” t-shirt, Green took the microphone to say, “I told y’all don’t let us to win a f––ing championship,” before vowing to “continue to destroy people on Twitter.”
“I’m just going to continue to destroy people on Twitter.” 😂‘s parade speech did not disappoint
— NBA TV (@NBATV)
In years past, Green has used the forum to make a number of statements, both with his apparel and his speeches.
In 2015, Green gave the famous “nope! yup!” interview and during the back-to-back titles in 2017 and 2018, Green wore t-shirts poking fun at Cleveland’s Quicken Loans Arena and LeBron James’ usage of the “Arthur” balled fist meme, using interviews and speeches to call out Tristan Thompson and the hypocrisy of the “superteam” debate.
Stay tuned to see what else Green has in store for his parade performance in 2022.