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Oakland triumphant as parade celebrates Warriors’ NBA title

The Warriors are headed to San Francisco, where they broke ground this year on a new arena slated to open in 2019.Residents of Oakland, which lost one of its other beloved teams, the Raiders, to Las Vegas, are still reeling from a police scandal and mourning a fatal warehouse fire.So Thursday was a rare chance for the city to celebrate.As a raucous crowd cheered at Oracle Arena, Curry watched freshly crowned Finals MVP Durant capturing his first ring in his 10th National Basketball Association season.Warriors guard Klay Thompson was throwing T-shirts to fans and waving from the top of an open, double-decker bus.The victor receives the Larry O’Brien Championship Trophy, which was named after the former National Basketball Association commissioner in 1984. He got off his bus and hopped and shouted as he gave high fives to the crowd.The Warriors’ standout sixth man posed a possible scenario where he would join the team for a White House visit.However, controversial policies and statements by President Donald Trump have created uncertainty about the future of White House title celebrations under this administration in some leagues, including in the predominantly African American NBA.As recently as last month Kerr called Trump a “blowhard” and said he “couldn’t be more ill-suited for office”.All-Star guard Stephen Curry recalled last year’s loss to the Cavaliers in the finals and said everything the team went through last year makes this title so much sweeter. “I don’t believe we’re a superteam here”. “The statement added the organization would make those decisions when and if necessary”.Golden State Warriors fans are using the word dynasty to describe this year’s championship team. The Warriors hosted their parade in the streets of Oakland.Warriors forward Draymond Green appeared to take some shots at the Cavs.That all spells trouble for the rest of the league, who saw the Warriors capture a title in 2015, win a record-setting 73 games the next regular season before Durant moved to the Bay Area and the team became a juggernaut.Tuesday morning, reports started surfacing that the team had voted unanimously to skip the D.C. visit.James teamed up with All Stars Dwayne Wade and Chris Bosh on the Miami Heat to win his first championship in 2012.Kerr still found time to crack a joke on the stage afterward: “Well, we had very little talent, actually, it was mostly coaching”.”Super team? No, we just work extremely well together”.