Storm party it up on a Friday night

Confetti reigns down on the Key Arena court earlier tonight as fans celebrate and honor the Storm’s national championship win Thursday.

(Photo courtesy of my friend Colleen, of infamous section 113)

The rain showers didn’t stop the Seattle Storm’s celebration parade tonight, nor did it dissuade the team’s loyal fans from going to watch, and packing Key Arena for a victory celebration.

Love this:

KeyArena erupted when Storm CEO Karen Bryant said, “We did not lose a game in this building!” Some fans pumped brooms in the air to further emphasize Seattle going 21-0 at home through the regular-season and the postseason, sweeping its way to the 2010 WNBA title.

The day was recognized as “Seattle Storm Day” by the city, county and state. Tears started falling from players like Finals MVP Lauren Jackson when confetti dropped as a montage reel from the championship win Thursday played on the jumbo screen.

Brooms? Great idea.

The practice players knew it too:

“By the 20th practice, I knew they were going to win it,” said Cory Christianson, who has been part of the practice group for five years.

And this is priceless:

The celebration ended with the team traveling to the four corners of the court. Fans were allowed to take pictures with both trophies, but the highlight was coach Brian Agler doing his now famous Stanky Legg dance at center court with Camille Little, Le’coe Willingham and Ashley Robinson.

Bottom line?

“It was amazing, especially out in the rain. It was five-deep lining the streets,” said Storm chairman Dawn Trudeau. “We really do have the best fans in the league.”

No doubt about it.

Great photo gallery here…..lucky fans got to touch the trophy.

Parade video.

Lauren Jackson’s perfect season.

The Seattle Mariners will offer discounts to Storm fans at their Sunday game.

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3 COMMENTS

  1. i was at the parade, along with about 6k other fans, and i believe they were intended to be in convertibles, but with the rain they switched to the hatchbacks. of course, like all storm player events it started late and we were all drenched by the time the players arrived and we went into the key.

    once inside, it was fantastic. much better than the '04 celebration cuz we got to see videos of the playoffs, all the players were given mic time, and coach, le'coe, camille, arob and svetty did the stanky leg dance. LOL

    we also went to the airport to greet the team on their return to seattle.

    what a great 24 hrs!

    scullyfu

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