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They made sure to include some sparkling rosé

Kate Welsh
June 11, 2018

On Friday, the Golden State Warriors beat the Cleveland Cavaliers solidly in the NBA finals. The 108-85 victory was the third championship win in four seasons for the Warriors and, many say, solidifies their reputation as one of the best basketball teams of all time. (The Warriors outscored the Cavs by 60 points in the series, which is the largest margin of victory in the Finals ever.) Way to go, Steph Curry.

Even if the final outcome is inescapably expected—and everyone involved has seen the exact same story play out before—the NBA’s post-championship celebrations are always raucous affairs. This year, that meant that the Warriors celebrated with $400,000 of Champagne.

All in all, 300 magnums of bubbly were victoriously popped. One hundred and fifty of those were Moët and Chandon’s special edition Impérial Brut Bright Night that boasts a bottle that literally lights up, so it was appropriately golden for the Golden State Warriors. The other 150 bottles were, delightfully, the brand’s Nectar Impérial Rosé “Public School” edition. (I appreciate that they recognized it was officially rosé season.)

Judging from clips posted to YouTube and Instagram, the bulk of the 300 bottles seemed to go everywhere—on the locker room floor, on the ceiling, on each other—besides the mouths of the Warriors. I, for one, hope they enjoyed their extremely expensive Champagne showers.  

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