Golden State Warriors parade set for Thursday in Oakland


Ben Margot/ AP Golden State Warriors gamers, coaches and owners hold up the Larry O’Brien NBA Championship Prize after Game 5 of basketball’s NBA Finals between the Warriors and the Cleveland Cavaliers in Oakland, Calif., Monday, June 12, 2017. The Warriors won 129-120 to win the NBA champion.

Tuesday, June 13, 2017|3:32 p.m.

OAKLAND, Calif.– After a night of celebrating the Golden State Warriors newest NBA title, fans bought triumph shirts and hats Tuesday, while Oakland crews were busy hanging championship banners along the parade route.

The parade will happen Thursday morning in downtown Oakland, following the very same path as the team’s parade to commemorate the 2015 NBA title.

It will begin at 10 a.m. at Broadway and 11th Street, wind through downtown streets and end with a procession to the Henry J. Kaiser Convention Center.

Fans are encouraged to line up for the parade and rally as quickly as 5 a.m. Thursday and taking mass transit is motivated.

Following the triumph Monday night, warriors’ fans danced in the streets in downtown Oakland and extremely honked their horns in San Francisco.

The celebration began as quickly as Kevin Durant, Stephen Curry and the Warriors beat the Cleveland Cavaliers 129-120 at Oracle Arena to clinch their 2nd champion in 3 years.

In San Francisco, people hung out of automobiles waving blue and gold flags.

Across the bay, in downtown Oakland, about 1,000 individuals celebrated in the streets, however most were tranquil. Crowds gathered in crossways, including one where cheering fans made a circle to see numerous men breakdance. Some climbed up street lights, some sprayed champagne and some tossed bottles leaving broken glass in streets. Others triggered fireworks.

One cars and truck was harmed when fans jumped on its roofing, authorities stated.

Cops issued more than 40 citations and towed a minimum of 30 cars that were driving recklessly on city streets following the win, inning accordance with Oakland police spokesperson Johnna Watson.

In between 400 and 500 viewers and cars took part in “sideshow” activity in East Oakland on Monday night and some revelers threw rocks and bottles at officers, though no major injuries were reported.

The Warriors won the title in 2015 prior to the Cavaliers made their historical comeback in 2015. Then it was Golden State’s turn again, taking the title in five video games.

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