OAKLAND, Calif. -- The Golden State Warriors held their much-anticipated ring ceremony prior to tipoff against the Houston Rockets on opening night. Commissioner Adam Silver started the event by introducing the 2016-17 champions. The Larry O'Brien Trophy was stationed at center court, with the players camped around it. Players wore white and gold hoodies, which will be signed by the players and auctioned off with the proceeds going to the Bay Area wildfire relief efforts. After the name of each executive, coach and player was announced to the sold-out crowd, owners Joe Lacob and Peter Guber distributed the rings to the Warriors personnel. Kevin Durant, who said he wouldn't get emotional, held it together. "I'm a very emotional person and I do cry a lot, but I don't know if I'll cry in this situation," Durant told reporters at shootaround. "Basketball accomplishments to me now are just what they are. I can kind of separate the two now, I...


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