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.
Warriors coach Steve Kerr expressed his disappointment with the election results last November saying after the election that President Donald Trump regularly used "racist, misogynist, insulting words" during his campaign.
Two-time reigning league MVP Stephen Curry is expected to sign the richest contract in National Basketball Association history this offseason as the league's best three-point marksman will be eligible for a five-year deal worth an estimated $207 million.More news: FOMC Preview: One Hike Today, One More Later In 2017
LeBron James, whose Cavaliers won the title previous year and fell to the Warriors on Monday, said during a visit to Obama's White House in November that his team would "have to cross that road" if it triumphed again under Trump.
Whether Curry decides to attend or not, the result and achievement stays the same - he is an NBA Finals champion.
As recently as last month Kerr called Trump a "blowhard" and said he "couldn't be more ill-suited for office".More news: White House says Trump won't fire Mueller
They might have gotten back into that winning spirit last night, but the Golden State Warriors apparently aren't feeling the talk of "winning" coming out of a certain President's mouth.
Golden State Warriors' Kevin Durant, right, and his mother Wanda, center, wave at fans during a parade and rally in honor of the Warriors, Thursday, June 15, 2017, in Oakland, Calif., to celebrate the team's NBA basketball championship. The Warriors have been dubbed a super team with the addition of Durant. "We went through, for lack of a better term, basketball hell in that sense of just being so close to getting the job done and not realizing that goal and having to think about that for an entire year and compartmentalize and just try to keep the right perspective about this season and learn the lessons that we learned". The Cavs did the same a year ago.
It was their second championship in three years. "So you don't know what's going to happen". "I'm just so happy to be a part of it". "And I think that's done on goal". Durant shot 14 for 20 and Curry, the two-time MVP who took a backseat to the new big star got acclimated, finished off an excellent postseason.More news: Democrats Win Congressional Baseball Game After Steve Scalise Shooting
"This is history. We're going down as one of the best teams ever, and that's a special thing you can not take away from us", reserve Andre Iguodala said.
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