At the moment, Durant said he was more engrossed in enjoying the championship and the upcoming parade Thursday in Oakland, California. Outside of and including the actual parade route spectators, one million spectators are expected to participate in the festivities on Thursday, per NBA.com. BART officials issued 10 tips for Warriors fans visiting the parade, including using the 19th Street station and avoiding the much smaller Lake Merritt station, buying a Clipper card to avoid long lines at ticket machines.
But now the Golden State Warriors have unanimously decided - they don't fancy popping a few champagne bottles with the US President.
Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James, center, shoots against Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant (35) during the second half of Game 5 of basketball's NBA Finals in Oakland, Calif., Monday, June 12, 2017. The. After facing a tough time last season, the Warriors were determined to win, and their mission started by signing superstar Kevin Durant.
Oakland recently learned it's 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.
So Thursday was a rare chance for the city to celebrate.
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The excitement prevented Robert Lee of Livermore from sleeping.
Parents drove their children to the parade as early as 2:30 a.m., while adults and pint-sized fans donned matching Warriors regalia. "We don't want that to taint what we've accomplished this year, so we'll handle that accordingly and responsibly and do the right thing for us individually and as a group". They also chanted, "Let's go, Warriors!" standing on a blanket of blue and gold confetti.
Golden State Warriors fans are using the word dynasty to describe this year's championship team. He got off his bus and hopped and shouted as he gave high fives to the crowd. They dropped the NBA Finals opener to league MVP Allen Iverson and the Philadelphia 76ers, then took the next four games. Warriors fans will probably get used to this, and if the parade is anything like the last one they had in 2015, it should be a good time.
The Warriors' statement comes less than 24 hours after Clemson visited the White House to honor a national championship win against Alabama in January, in which President Trump said the Tigers "won a championship game for the ages".
Cleveland has won four straight Finals elimination games, rallying from a 3-1 series deficit to win the championship a year ago and then winning 137-116 in Game 4 on Friday night to extend this series.