Oakland triumphant as parade celebrates Golden State Warriors title

Doug Mendoza
June 18, 2017

Draymond Green of the Golden State Warriors seemed to be mocking the Cavaliers when he wore a t-shirt that read "Quickie, with the Q".

And not against the Cavs, who got the kind of performance from LeBron James you'd expect in a game of this magnitude.

"It's a special team, a special group", Durant said on Wednesday.

Meanwhile, many fans and critics have also started calling the Warriors a super team when Kevin Durant was added to their All-Star roster in 2016.

Championship celebrations at the White House have become a tradition in American sports, with the first believed to have occurred in 1925 when President Calvin Coolidge hosted the Washington Senators.

LeBron James, whose Cavaliers won the title a year ago and fell to the Warriors on Monday, said during a visit to Obama's White House in November that his team would "have to cross that road" if it triumphed again under Trump.

Golden State Warriors' Assistant Coach Mike Brown and Head Coach Steve Kerr discuss the game in the first quarter during Game 5 of the 2017 NBA Finals at Oracle Arena on Monday, June 12, 2017 in Oakland, Calif.

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Finals MVP Durant - who swapped the Oklahoma City Thunder for the Warriors in search of an elusive championship - has a player option for 2017-18, while star guard Curry is coming off contract. He got off his bus and hopped and shouted as he gave high fives to the crowd.

Golden State had a chance at it, and looked like they were destined for a trophy as they held the 3-1 lead of the finals against the Cavaliers. "Going through this year was so much fun".

The Golden State Warriors are basking in the glow of another National Basketball Association championship, but there are questions about a possible White House visit.

Following the victory Monday night, Warriors' fans danced in the streets in downtown Oakland and wildly honked their horns in San Francisco. At the time, his long-term durability was a question mark; now we know the deal was an incredible bargain for the Warriors.

Fans have spent the week snapping up championship shirts and hats as crews have been hanging gold and blue banners along the parade route.

Tens of thousands of fans had taken their places behind barriers set up along the route by early Thursday.

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