David West is walking around drunkenly with Larry O’Brien trophy
It was the first championship for several players on the team that includes veteran big man David West, who finally claimed the Larry O’Brien championship trophy in his 14th season in the league. According to Kevin Jones of KNBR, West was seen after the game parading around with the hardware a bit tipsy.
David West, stumbling carrying the Larry O'Brien trophy: "I dun got drunk REAL quick."
— Kevin Jones (@Mr_KevinJones) June 13, 2017
It was purely an emotional moment for West to finally get that monkey off his back to become an NBA champion. The 36-year-old, in his first season with the team, played a limited role on the bench averaging 4.6 points and 3.0 rebounds in 12.6 minutes per game.
In the NBA Finals, West saw that role decrease a bit more putting up 4.2 points and 2.0 rebounds in 10.2 minutes per game. He was a part of an intense moment in the first half of Game 5 with Tristan Thompson where he received a technical for the incident.
West signed a one-year $1.5 million deal last summer and will likely look to re-sign with the team on a similar contract if the Warriors are looking to bring him back for another season.