Lynx come home to a Champ’s welcome

The WNBA Champion Minnesota Lynx came home to a packed airport today:

The fans stretched so deep that they were blocking off the route to baggage claim. They waited patiently at the bottom of a staircase — sometimes spontaneously breakout out in “Let’s Go Lynx” chants and then burst into loud cheers when players walked down.

The Lynx had fun celebrating with fans:

Lynx players allowed other passengers to exit the airplane before they finally emerged in the terminal with Augustus holding the championship trophy. Moments later, players stood atop a flight of stairs in stunned silence as applause boomed from the fans gathered below.

The Championship parade and celebration will be Monday.

Cool bonus: The NBA’s Kevin Durant says fiancee/WNBA Champ Monica Wright is the better basketball player.