The Golden State Warriors defeated the Boston Celtics in Game 6 on Thursday to win their fourth NBA championship in eight years, solidifying their place in NBA history as one of the great dynasties.
Emotions and good times were flowing in the Warriors locker room after the game, as made evident by a video of star point guard Stephen Curry spraying champagne and drinking out of a chalice.
Steph in the locker room 🤣#NBAFinals pic.twitter.com/raSF6viyaN
— NBA UK (@NBAUK) June 17, 2022
Even head coach Steve Kerr gave his honest admission of the celebration, admitting that he was quite hungover after returning to the Bay Area the next morning.
The drinks were clearly flowing for the Warriors, but it may have gone a bit extreme for former Warriors shooting guard and current Golden State coach Leandro Barbosa.
Warriors forward Nemanja Bjelica posted this photo on his Instagram story that shows Barbosa laying on the floor, presumably drunk with the caption “What a night, but I lost my brate @TheBlurBarbosa”.
Leandro Barbosa had one too many after the Warriors won the championship 😅
(via @NemanjaBjelica) pic.twitter.com/BRxhloGlyx
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) June 18, 2022
The partying must have been pretty serious for Barbosa to not even make it out of the locker room, and many around the NBA world have taken notice of this viral photo.
Leandro is all of us https://t.co/vATBmSF9fx
— The Dubster Fire Pod (pre-release) (@DubsterFire) June 18, 2022
Call that night a Brazilian blur https://t.co/SA5IMxoZJi
— Creighton🧢 (@Creighttrain) June 18, 2022
Barbosa does this and they call him a champion. I do this and I’m the family degenerate 👀 https://t.co/mSPtfY5Jxe
— Jonathon Isaac (@Jonathon_Isaac_) June 18, 2022
God I miss that man. https://t.co/KPIYRTpgTu
— Bryan Bishop (@BaldBryan) June 18, 2022
Barbosa played with in Golden State for two seasons and has been a part of the Warriors championship festivities before with the 2015 team.
He returned to the Warriors organization in 2020 as a player-mentor coach and has remained on the Warriors since then in that capacity. Considering he only played with Golden State for two out of his 14-year NBA career and decided to return to that organization as a coach, he must have a strong bond with the Warriors roster.
Clearly, nobody celebrated the Warriors championship harder than Barbosa did on Thursday night, and it created a photo that the coach would probably love to forget.