Prior to this night season-establishing matchup towards the Los Angeles Lakers, the Golden State Warriors held a hoop and banner-elevating rite on the Chase Center.

Reigning Finals MVP winner Steph Curry addressed the gang earlier than elevating his fourth championship banner

The celebrity factor shield made positive shout out Brittney Griner on her thirty second birthday.

"I wanna take the possibility to shoutout a totally unique member of the basketball community," he said.

"Brittney Griner`s birthday is today, she's 32 years old. We wanna preserve to permit her call be known

It's been 243 days on the grounds that she's been wrongfully incarcerated in Russia.

We wish that she comes domestic soon."Griner, a WNBA celebrity,

has been detained in Russia on the grounds that February. The Phoenix Mercury middle changed into sentenced to 9 years in Russian jail on drug smuggling charges

She changed into stopped with the aid of using government at a Moscow

airport with much less than one gram of hashish oil in a vape pen cartridge.Curry is one of the many NBA and WNBA stars who have campaigned for Griner's secure go back to the United States.