Bay Area sports fans have lived a pretty charmed life the last half-decade. First the San Francisco Giants went one season on, one season off for three World Series titles in five years—next year they should be back—and then the beloved Golden State Warriors went on a tear this past season to defeat LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers to win their first NBA title since 1975.
While we’re still waiting for the San Jose Sharks to deliver that elusive Stanley Cup, local hoops fans got a little taste of life at the top Monday at City Hall, when they were able to pose for photos with the Larry O’Brien Championship Trophy.
Below is a photo gallery of the day’s events. All photos were taken by Greg Ramar.
Mayor Sam Liccardo delivered remarks as Councilman Johnny Khamis ensured no one made off with the precious. (Photo by Greg Ramar)
Fans popped pictures (and collars) at San Jose's City Hall on Monday with the Golden State Warriors championship trophy. (Photo by Greg Ramar)
Fans got up close and personal with the Larry O'Brien Championship Trophy. (Photo by Greg Ramar)
The trophy is very kissable. (Photo by Greg Ramar)
The Larry O'Brien Championship Trophy finds Councilman Ash Kalra's good side. (Photo by Greg Ramar)
So the trophy is not that kissable. (Photo by Greg Ramar)
This photo was not staged. (Photo by Greg Ramar)
San Jose electeds (from left) Man Nguyen, Sam Liccardo, Johnny Khamis, Chappie Jones, Don Rocha, Warriors VP of public relations Gail Hunter and Councilman Ash Kalra pose with the trophy. (Photo by Greg Ramar)
Fans gathered in a line that went out of the City Hall Rotunda. (Photo by Greg Ramar)
Councilman Manh Nguyen couldn't have been more thrilled. (Photo by Greg Ramar)