Warriors star Harrison Barnes talks about championship at meet-and-greet
SAN FRANCISCO (KTVU) - Warriors fans got a chance Monday to meet one of their heroes.
Forward Harrison Barnes stopped by the Macy's Men's Store in San Francisco to sign autographs.
People flooded the department store seeking to get the signature of number 40.
"Barnes is the best," said fan Ross Chavolla of San Francisco. "I like his personality. I like his work ethic. I like the way he is a team player."
The 23-year-old talented athlete started an incredible 103 games for the title-winning team and he shared the victory with those who cheered him on, on the hardwood.
"We always have the best fans," Barnes told the crowd. "These guys, they come out and support. During the parade there were so many people there, we weren't able to get to talk to people and shake hands but now I have the opportunity. I'm looking forward to it." he said.
People with their Warriors championship caps and t-shirts lined up amidst the rows of suits and ties at the store and waited for their turn to connect with the champion.
"He jokingly said, 'You're not going to hug me right?' and I said ‘yeah, I am,'" said 13 year-old Jomar Gatmaitan who came with his family from Tracy.
"We bro hugged and I whispered in his ear that I was going to dunk on him in the future and that's the next time he's going to see me. He said, ‘I doubt it, but I'll see you,'" Gatmaitan told KTVU.
It was a chance for this young fan to share a laugh with an NBA superstar and for Ross Chavolla, a chance to share a handshake.
"I just told him thank you," Chavolla said.