With winning a championship routinely comes the opportunity to visit the White House, but it's not clear if the newly-crowned Golden State Warriors will pay a visit to President Donald Trump just yet.
The Golden State Warriors have reportedly unanimously made a decision to decline their invitation to visit President Trump at the White House following last night's NBA Finals clinching victory over the Cavs.
The second National Basketball Association championship feels drastically different for Curry, because this one was a comeback from a heartbreaking missed opportunity previous year against James and the Cavaliers when the Warriors knew they should have won it all but squandered a 3-1 lead.
The parade ended on the shores of Lake Merritt where coach Steve Kerr and the players addressed the crowd during an 80-minute rally.
Kerr said he was proud that the team "came back from the heartbreak of previous year".
Parade marking Warriors' title rolls in Oakland
Cleveland Cavaliers' JR Smith grabs Golden State Warriors' Stephen Curry in the third quarter. Regardless the team is hoping to be celebrating another title next June.
"It's a fine line, but it's about how we're operating, how inclusive we are, what we stand for", Curry said, per Thompson. "And I know he wants to be here and we want him here".
"They're going to be around for a while", Cavaliers forward LeBron James said after suffering his second Finals defeat in three years to a Warriors team that went 16-1 in the playoffs.
The city wants fans to assemble for the parade as early as 5 a.m. Thursday and utilize public transportation to ease congestion on the streets, as driving could be very rough.
James teamed up with All Stars Dwayne Wade and Chris Bosh on the Miami Heat to win his first championship in 2012. The Warriors have been dubbed a super team with the addition of Durant. One pregnant fan had painted the Warriors' logo on her stomach. "You've got people of every race, color, religion, creed, whatever, and everybody's just coming together and loving this team".
"It's still in the Bay", he said.
The Golden State Warriors are great at basketball, and almost as good at matters of diplomacy.