Oakland triumphant as parade set to celebrate NBA's Warriors

Joining an already potent roster which included Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson, and Draymond Green, Durant's addition made the Warriors all but impossible to beat.

The parade wound through downtown Oakland, where fans in Warriors shirts and hats cheered their favorite players.

The Cavaliers had no problem scoring on the vaunted Warriors defense, posting a 111.6 offensive rating in the Finals, but it was on the other end of the floor where Cleveland struggled.

The finals champion is the first of two competing teams to win the best of seven games.

Fans who gathered in Oakland for Thursday's parade said they expected more championships from the team in the years to come.

Earlier on Tuesday, it was reported that the entire Golden State Warriors squad voted unanimously to skip the customary presidential visit, according to a report from CNBC's Josh Brown.

"Adding any player won't be like a 73-win Warriors team adding Kevin Durant".

Curry hopped and shouted as he gave high-fives to the crowd after getting off a double-decker bus during the Thursday parade.




The championship was the first of forward Kevin Durant's career, and the NBA Finals' Most Valuable Player took in the moment.

Head coach Steve Kerr has blasted President Donald Trump in the past, calling him "a blowhard, who couldn't be more ill-suited to become President".

Sheldon Glasgow, who has been living in Oakland for 10 years, said he wasn't angry the Warriors were moving.

For the Cavaliers, the main goal for next season is to ensure they become a better team to earn a ticket to the playoffs, dispose of their opponents from round one to four and face the one team that will stand on their way for another National Basketball Association title.

The Golden State Warriors celebrates their 2017 NBA Championship at The Henry J. Kaiser Convention Centre during their Victory Parade and Rally.

As for the Golden State, it's quite obvious that for the team to preserve their winning tradition management will need to be willing to pay the price.

They are called the Golden State Warriors, but they don't belong to all of California. And you know what that means-Oakland gets to throw an enormous party parade. "That's not what's important, my take on that, it's about us celebrating a championship and we'll move forward with that whenever we get a chance to".

Oakland is also losing one of its other beloved teams, the Raiders, to Las Vegas, and the city is still reeling from a police scandal and mourning a deadly warehouse fire.

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