The Golden State juggernaut rolled over Cleveland four games to one in the best-of-seven championship series, which ended with a 129-120 Warriors home triumph on Monday (Tuesday in Manila) that brought NBA Finals MVP Kevin Durant his first championship.
Kevin Durant does everything that a basketball player can do.
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.
That pushed Golden State to add Durant as a free agent last July and the results have been devastating.
The Warriors are headed to San Francisco, where they broke ground this year on a new arena slated to open in 2019.
But the Warriors look like they're on the brink of something dynastic.
Tens of millions flocked to social media in anticipation of this year's NBA Finals, the third straight year the Warriors and the Cavaliers fought for the championship. DubsOn7: Warriors 2017 victory parade & rally The parade starts at 11th and Broadway; Grand Avenue could be a good spot if Broadway is full, or try 19th Street, the parade ends right by Lake Merritt, where the rally will take place. Among the top moments include the finals seconds of the Warriors winning the title, Durant's clutch pull-up three-pointer with 45 seconds left in Game 3 that gave the Warriors a 118-113 win and a then-commanding 3-0 lead in the series. I mean, come on, you got a bunch of guys who are talented and can shoot and pass and dribble, and they're unselfish.
The 2017 NBA Finals showed that the Cavaliers aren't equipped to beat the Warriors as now assembled, and LeBron James is growing older with heavy mileage from his many trips to the NBA Finals combined with Olympic and other worldwide appearances. The fans are sharing some great stories about their love for the Warriors.
President Trump has already welcomed members of the New England Patriots and Clemson Tigers football team to the White House after their championship runs this past winter.
At the rally, Green mocked James' contention that James had never played for a super team. Ultimately, the administration will have to balance the embarrassment of having the invitation rejected against forcing the Warriors to say no.
But in case there's any concern among Warriors fans, recent comments by one of the people who would be paying that contract should come as excellent news. Superteam? No, we just work extremely well together.
Kerr still found time to crack a joke on the stage afterward: "Well, we had very little talent, actually, it was mostly coaching".
"It's still in the Bay", he said.
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Stephen Curry tucked a celebratory cigar into his right sock for safekeeping as he handled all of his post-championship obligations.