Oakland triumphant as parade set to celebrate NBA's Warriors

And when he's scrutinized, it's far harsher than, say, Golden State's star guard Stephen Curry, who some African-Americans claim (and include several African-American media members in that) gets by harsh scrutiny because of his light-complexioned skin, and the perception that he's been a silver-spoon child of privilege, which in some minds, is the reason that he's a lovable favorite of the National Basketball Association and its fans.

Coach Steve Kerr and the team's star players have regularly spoken out against Mr Trump since he became President, and speculation swirled that the Warriors had already rejected a White House visit.

Fans who gathered in Oakland, California, for Thursday's parade celebrating the Warriors Finals victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers said they expected more championships from the team in the years to come. "It looks like it was easy, but guys like Steph Curry welcoming him and kind of let him shine - it worked out like it should", Myers said.

Anyone hoping to reach the Warriors parade and events at Lake Merritt in Oakland is asked to take public transportation to Jack London Square Stateion in Oakland and walk 15 minutes to the parade. NBA Finals MVP Kevin Durant rode on a different bus with his mom.

"Maybe [Mr Trump] doesn't [ask us] and we don't go, or we don't say anything and make a big deal of it, and he doesn't make a big deal of it and we go our separate ways", he said.

"I remember exactly where I was this time a year ago, and it wasn't a great feeling", Curry told the crowd at a rally after the parade.

They went 15-1 in the postseason, with sweeps in the first three rounds before beating LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers in five games in the finals.

"We've overcome a lot of doubts", said Tulio Zelada, 28, a San Francisco resident who attended the parade.

Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf and San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee also rode on floats in the parade, which was marked with a heavy police presence.

Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green appears to be taking some shots at the Cleveland Cavaliers.

The Golden State Warriors twirled T-shirts over their heads and waved to the crowd from atop double-decker buses as blue and yellow confetti rained down on them during a parade Thursday to celebrate the team's latest championship.

When a team that has the reigning, two-time NBA MVP adds another former MVP who is a consensus top five player in the NBA the year after a 73-9 regular season, it would seem more than reasonable to call them a super team.

"I think I answered, 'I wouldn't go.' I still feel like that today", he said at the team facility.

James teamed up with All-Stars Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh on the Miami Heat to win his first championship in 2012.

"We're going to do what our leader (Curry) does", Iguodala told Amick. I thought we played well, got better each game, but against good teams you can't give away games like Game 3 at home and then expect to come here and win in a hostile environment.

"It's still in the Bay", he said.

What the Warriors agree on now is they will enjoy celebrating their title.

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