Warriors fan Brian Tong attended Game 2 of the Western Conference semifinals dressed up as the Ultimate Warrior, the late WWF championship wrestler.
That got everyone’s attention.
Tong danced during a timeout in the action with such vigor that he was featured on the Warriors’ dance cam and appeared on the video scoreboard. A sampling of his moves while in costume can be found here in this video.
A host and editor for CNET, Tong has interviewed the Warriors in a media setting in his day job.
On Tuesday night, Tong made it to television in costume, appearing to scare the bejesus out of the guy in the next seat.
Then came the Ultimate Warrior impersonation.
After the Warriors won, KRON shot him doing an Ultimate Warrior-like promo outside of Oracle Arena, and it was as bizarre and incoherent as one might expect.
“The Warriors came from the sky and took down Portland into a tailspin like the Ultimate Warriors,” Tong told the television station.
Tong pointed to the championship belt he brought to the game, pointed to it, and called out Trail Blazers star Damian Lillard.
“Lillard, see this Lillard,” Tong said. “You will fall to the Ultimate Warrior.”
Tong laughed. He had some more words for the Trail Blazers on Instagram.
“Send your hopes into a tailspin of despair…the cold abyss of no return…Portland…Trailblazers…,” he wrote.