BOSTON — The Boston Red Sox were introduced as World Series champions on Thursday during a timeout break in the Boston Celtics’ matchup with the Milwaukee Bucks.
The Red Sox, who finished off the Los Angeles Dodgers in a 4-1 series victory on Sunday, seemed to surprise the Celtics crowd, which quickly erupted and stayed on its feet until the Red Sox left the floor.
Red Sox manager Alex Cora hoisted the trophy through most of the timeout.
Thanks @celtics!!! That was cool.
— Alex (@ac13alex) November 2, 2018
After a few minutes, Cora passed it off to David Price, who received perhaps the loudest ovation.
David Price hoists the World Series trophy to a huge ovation. pic.twitter.com/HEUnThIbJn
— Tom Westerholm (@Tom_NBA) November 2, 2018
Brad Stevens didn’t say much during the timeout, allowing his team to turn and watch the ovation. The Celtics applauded as well, and Al Horford congratulated several of the players.
After the Red Sox left the floor, Celtics fans broke into an enthusiastic chant of “Yankees suck.”
Watch the video above for the full reception.