National Basketball Association champions Golden State Warriors unlikely to visit White House

However, in Game 5 of the NBA Finals, with the threat of returning to Cleveland for a Game 6, the Warriors busted it out - along with their notorious "death lineup" - and buried the Cavs.

Fans have spent the week snapping up championship shirts and hats as crews have been hanging gold and blue banners along the parade route.

Some reports have suggested James, the best player on the planet, may head to California to join the Lakers or Clippers in 2018, likely bringing talented players along in an effort to topple the Warriors if the Cavaliers fall short again next year.

"I'm sure as a team we're gonna have a conversation (about a potential visit)", he said. But there are a lot of super teams that haven't worked. Wojnarowski also mentioned that the Miami Heat could be another possible destination for James, an organization he won two championships with after leaving Cleveland in 2010.

James credits the Warriors for assembling a "great team" and that they "are going to be around for a while". A number one pick in the draft this year plus rumours that Gordon Hayward or Blake Griffin, who could help cure their rebounding woes - they averaged the fourth-fewest boards per game last season - lend further credence to the argument that they are in position to contend for titles.

"Today is all about celebrating our championship", team reps said in a statement, according to Sports Illustrated.

Golden State finished the playoffs 16-1 when they beat the Cleveland Cavaliers 129-120 in Game 5 of the NBA Finals.

Kevin Durant was criticized by many for joining an already-stacked Golden State Warriors team last July but it is hard to question the move after watching how seamlessly he fit in with the NBA's newest super team. They dropped the NBA Finals opener to league MVP Allen Iverson and the Philadelphia 76ers, then took the next four games.

"I was expecting more", coach Steve Kerr told KTVU-TV, joking about the size of the crowd.

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.

Parents drove their children to the parade as early as 2:30 a.m., while adults and pint-sized fans donned matching Warriors regalia. So he and a friend headed to Oakland and snagged a prime spot along the Warriors parade route by 3 a.m. Others had the same idea and came prepared with mats, umbrellas, tents and blankets. Scorned and scrutinized from every angle for that decision, Durant triumphantly raised his arms and an MVP trophy Monday night all these months later- beaming as a first-time National Basketball Association champion, just as planned.

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

The Warriors made one of the great playoff runs of all time. "All the pieces that we have are important to the equation of winning a championship and competing for a championship every single year". Not if you ask Oakland.

Parking is expected to be extremely limited and fans are encouraged to use public transportation.

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