Golden State Warriors add another championship to their glorious dynasty
While the Golden State Warriors were stomping over the court when they won the 2022 NBA Championship against the Boston Celtics, 103 – 90, fans at San Quentin were stomping and yelling over the tiers in West Block cheering for their team.
The San Quentin residents followed every second of the games on their personal transistor radios and television sets.
In the competitive battle against the Eastern Conference champion, the West champion Warriors came out on top in game number six in Boston among some of the loudest fans. However, that didn’t stop the MVP Steph Curry from shutting down the noise with his three pointers from the field.
During the third quarter, Curry gestured with a go-to-sleep, nighty-night expression of the hands to his face after unloading a deep three-point shot from the floor. With the crowd booing Draymond Green after every shot attempt he made, he too showed up on defense and using his professional basketball chess antics to get in the head of Marcus Smart of the Celtics.
The Celtics came to the Chase Center in San Francisco and stole game one from the Warriors, making the series look like it was going to be an up-hill battle.
A lot of people were considering the benefits of extending the finals to game seven so that Golden State fans could celebrate that final win back in the Bay Area. However, wherever you were, if you were a Warriors fan you made that place your place to partake in that Warrior fever.
During the finals, if you were to so happen to be in SQ mainline West Block building, all you can hear from Warrior fans yelling out of their cells was a repeated chant of, “Warriors!” Of course there were rival chants from Boston Celtic’s fans when their team scored a bucket.
The filthy floors of the block were cluttered with the incarcerated ambiance of celebratory toilet tissues and other paraphernalia from the fans that was tossed over the tiers. There was yells from the cells and the stuffy building rocked when either team made a clutch shot or a steal.
The Warriors took back that game they lost in the beginning, winning on the home floor, and tying the series 1-1. That victory gave Warrior fans some rest-assured hope that their beloved team came to play. Boston returned the favor with their star player Jason Tatum fouling up with several unwarranted turnovers.
The Celtics celebration was short-lived when Golden State struck back and tied up the series 2-2. But, after that it was all down-hill for the Celtics. Warriors shut them down in the Frisco city and let them know whose house they were in. Then they traveled to Boston and clenched the NBA on the road, robbing Celtics fans of a celebratory evening.
West Block building Warrior fans celebrated with the signifying repeated chant, “Warriors!”
There’s a special bond between the SQ residents and the Golden State team, whose members and staff visit The Q for a friendly game every year.