David Lee bought a catered lunch from Chipotle for Golden State Warriors employees to say goodbye on Wednesday.
After a productive five year stint (16.7 points, 9.3 rebounds and 2.8 assists per game) with The Warriors, Lee was traded to the Boston Celtics for forward Gerald Wallace. The move was totally expected and was basically a way to save some of Lee’s $15.6 million price tag next season.
The trade was amicable and Lee took to his Instagram account to thank fans and the Warriors Organization.
Want to take a moment to thank the entire Bay Area for what's been the best 5 years of my life. The journey from a 23 win team to NBA champs is one I'll never forget. Thanks to the most loyal fans in basketball for supporting me the entire way! This season's success happened because of the amazing character and chemistry from the 15 men on the roster, the front office, coaches, and staff all wanting the same thing, to win a championship. Much Love for the Bay and for the Warriors and I'm truly blessed to have been a part of it! #GSW #FullSquad
Lee showed that he is a class act once again on Wednesday and proved why he will always be part of the Warriors championship season.
Bradford Hornsby is an editor, music writer, web producer, and pop culture blogger for CBS stations in the San Francisco Bay Area. Find him on Twitter at @bradfordhornsby.