Durant planned for this title months ago in picking Warriors


So Thursday was a rare chance for the city to celebrate.

Now that the Warriors have the championship, taking out the Cavaliers in five games, don't expect that to change.

Livingston did not address what the team would do Wednesday, but said in a radio interview in February that he would not visit Trump and the White House.

And some of his Warriors players were not far behind.

As the double deck buses made their way through the streets, the team's stars jumped and traded high fives and selfies with the crowd.

The party began as soon as Kevin Durant, Stephen Curry and the Warriors beat the Cleveland Cavaliers 129-120 at Oracle Arena to clinch their second championship in three years.

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

Durant ripped out the hearts of Oklahoma City Thunder fans a year ago by leaving for the Oakland-based Warriors, which many considered the easiest route to an National Basketball Association title.

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Totally late to this but I've been late to everything this past little while it seems, these time zones and travel days have really screwed me up. "It had to do with hatred and fear and we had a candidate who stirred that up, and I thought it was a terrible precedent for our country".

But we know anecdotally that a lot of fans wanted him to fail, were waiting for him to fail, were piling on the pressure and the expectations as the season progress.

Parents drove their children to the parade as early as 2:30 a.m., while adults and pint-sized fans donned matching Warriors regalia.

Fans who gathered in Oakland for Thursday's parade said they expected more championships from the team in the years to come.

At the rally, Green mocked James' contention that James had never played for a super team.

"Experience is the best teacher in life, and he's just experiencing and experiencing and experiencing", said James.

Sure, the Warriors missed becoming the first undefeated champion, but 16-1 still gave Golden State the best winning percentage of any title team at.941. On 4 July, Kevin Durant - a former league MVP, an all-time great scorer, and 2016's hottest free agent target - left Oklahoma City Thunder to join Golden State.

The parade wound through downtown Oakland, where fans in Warriors shirts and hats cheered their favorite players.