Golden State Warriors reign king in National Basketball Association championship parade

More than a million Oakland residents and Golden State Warrior fans will flood city streets to celebrate the team's second NBA Championship in three years.

The Golden State Warriors celebrated their latest National Basketball Association title with a parade through downtown Oakland on Thursday that attracted an estimated 1.5 million fans. This year, the Warriors added one of the league's best players in Kevin Durant, introducing a new factor in the competition and a fresh narrative (Durant's quest for his first title) with which to hook viewers.

Curry rode with his wife and kids beside him.

The Golden State Warriors have some wheeling and dealing to do, but prized assets Kevin Durant and Steph Curry are ready to commit to the National Basketball Association champions.

"It means the world for me to win the championship", Durant told the crowd.

Kerr said he was proud that the team "came back from the heartbreak of previous year".

Curry and the Warriors did visit the White House the last time they won the championship, in 2015, but that was to visit the former president, Barack Obama.

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"Give everyone credit. We didn't have a No. 1 (overall) draft pick", Green said, his words clearly directed toward James. He described himself as a Warriors fan since elementary school. Thompson, while relatively quiet, hit a couple of three-pointers to start the third quarter as the Warriors took a 79-66 lead.

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Stephen Curry, David West, Ian Clark, Zaza Pachulia, JaVale McGee, James Michael McAdoo and Matt Barnes are the team's other free agents.

But Kevin Durant said during exit interviews on Wednesday that he believes sacrifices will be made to keep the bulk of the roster intact.

The parade wound through downtown Oakland, where fans in Warriors shirts and hats cheered their favorite players. "We haven't even gotten that far and all those reports are false", Kerr told ESPN's Zach Lowe on the "Lowe Post" podcast. "You've got people of every race, color, religion, creed, whatever, and everybody's just coming together and loving this team".

After narrowly defeating the Los Angeles Clippers in the first round of this year's playoffs, the young Utah Jazz were tasked with challenging the Warriors, who swept the Portland Trail Blazers, in the semifinals.

"It's still in the Bay", he said.

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