Oakland triumphant as parade celebrates Warriors title


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The Warriors won the title in 2015 before the Cavaliers made their historic comeback previous year.

The Golden State Warriors say they haven't made any decisions about a visit with President Trump. More infamously, LeBron James and Chris Bosh joined Dwyane Wade on the Miami Heat and won two titles in four years (though if you ask LeBron, that doesn't count as a super team, either). The Warriors sailed through the 2017 playoffs with an unprecedented 16-1 record - their only blemish coming in Cleveland in Game 4 of the Finals when the Cavaliers produced an all-time record shooting performance to win by 21 points.

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.

But Thursday the city will make headlines for good news. Dub Nation hooted and cheered for its favorite basketball players, toting signs like "We are the champions", "Gold blooded", "Splash bros are my heroes", "Draymond's got his game on" and "All hail JaVale". Then it was Golden State's turn again, taking the title in five games.

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Boston Bruins goalie Tim Thomas did not visit the White House to meet with President Obama after the Bruins won the Stanley Cup to demonstrate his displeasure with the U.S. Government. He got off his bus and hopped and shouted as he gave high fives to the crowd.

The Golden State Warriors and the Cleveland Cavaliers faced off in the NBA Finals for the third consecutive season. Meanwhile, Klay Thompson threw T-shirts to fans and waved from the top of an open, double-decker bus.

The parade wound through downtown Oakland before the rally near Lake Merritt.

Questions about the Warriors' plans for a trip to Washington, D.C. arose just hours after they won their second National Basketball Association title in the last three years, when a CNBC analyst tweeted that the team unanimously chose to skip the White House visit.