Warriors’ Draymond Green signals frustration over championship parade format

No microphone, no Draymond Green?

On the morning of the Warriors’ championship parade in San Francisco, the Golden State star hinted about skipping the celebration with a tweet that appeared to be critical of the parade format.

Shortly after, Green sent a follow-up tweet indicating he had received instructions to “just rude and wave,” although it’s safe to assume he meant “ride and wave,” from his assigned bus along the parade route.

Unlike many championship parades, the Warriors are not planning to hold a rally featuring speakers following their tour up Market Street. Any player and coach comments are expected to air during NBC Sports Bay Area’s live parade coverage on TV, robbing fans who attend the parade in person of the chance to hear their favorite Warriors comment following the team’s fourth title in eight seasons.

The Warriors used a no-rally format for their 2018 parade in Oakland, but they emphasized interaction with fans at that event.

Back in 2010, San Francisco Giants catcher Buster Posey celebrated the club’s first championship since the club moved west from New York in 1958 by taking the podium and imploring his teammates to go win another.

Two years later, Posey and the Giants delivered.

If Green, Steph Curry, Klay Thompson or other members of the Warriors have grand visions for the team’s future, fans in attendance Monday won’t have the opportunity to hear any declarations from a stage, podium or centralized area in downtown San Francisco.

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