The Latest: Oakland again celebrates NBA champion Warriors
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on the parade for the Golden State Warriors (all times local):
Oakland resident Jasmine Culp says she is elated to attend her third Warriors parade with her three children.
The 36-year-old mother painted her lips blue and dressed in a sparkling golden sequined dress, sash, and blue-gold feather accessories to attend the parade Tuesday that she says has become a family tradition.
Culp says she and her family love that they can kick off the summer by dressing up to celebrate the Warriors.
She acknowledges it will be sad to see the Warriors move to San Francisco because they team is “a big part of our city.”
Still, she says she will travel over the bridge to support her team.
The Warrior are set move to Chase Center, a new arena being built in San Francisco, in October 2019.
Golden State Warriors fans in gold and blue T-shirts and holding signs that read “Dynasty” are already lining the streets along the team’s parade route in Oakland, California.
Hundreds of fans have taken their places behind barriers set up along the route early Tuesday, four hours before the celebration is set to start at 11 a.m.
The parade will start at Broadway and 11th Street in downtown and the team has promised to interact with fans more than in previous years.
The NBA champions have gone back-to-back, beating LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers 108-85 on Friday night to finish off a four-game sweep of these NBA Finals. It was the fourth consecutive finals between the clubs.
It was their third championship in four years.
For the second straight year, throngs of Oakland fans will get to celebrate the Golden State Warriors with a parade for a team some are calling a basketball dynasty.
Hundreds of thousands of fans are expected to line downtown Oakland streets Tuesday to cheer the Warriors winning their third NBA title in four years.
The NBA champions have gone back-to-back, beating the Cleveland Cavaliers 108-85 on Friday night to finish off a sweep of these NBA Finals in the fourth consecutive meeting between those clubs.
City streets have been lined with gold and blue banners along the parade route and shop and restaurant owners say they are getting ready to open their businesses during the big celebration.
Officials say as many as 1 million fans are expected to attend.