The Golden State Warriors are your 2018 NBA Champions, and now it is time for the Bay Area to party (again). We’ll have the full parade details as soon as the city releases the info, but here is what we know so far. KCBS Radio’s Doug Sovern reported that the parade most likely will be on Monday, June 11, and the other option being considered is Tuesday, June 12.
June 11 would fall in line with last year’s timeline, with two days in between the championship win and parade. The information below is subject to change, but here is the Oakland parade route from the last two championship parades.
The parade began on Broadway at 11th Street, turning right on Grand Avenue, turning right on Harrison to 19th St, and right on Lakeside Drive, ending on Oak and proceeding to the Henry J. Kaiser Convention Center.
Sovern also noted that reports of the parade being at a location other than Oakland are false.
Someone is spreading a rumor that the #Warriors championship parade, if there is one, will be in SF, not #Oakland. That is simply not true. It will be in Oakland, as always.
Just like last year, there is controversy around the traditional White House visit. After LeBron James and Steph Curry said their teams were not interested in a visit, President Donald Trump announced they had not been invited.
“I didn’t invite LeBron James, and I didn’t invite Steph Curry. We’re not going to invite either team,” Trump told the USA Today. But we have other teams that are coming. If you look, we had Alabama — national champion. We had Clemson, national champion. We had the New England Patriots. We had the Pittsburgh Penguins last year…I think we’ll have the Caps. We’ll see. You know, my attitude is if they want to be here, the greatest place on Earth, I’m here. If they don’t want to be here, I don’t want them.”
Prior to Game 5, the San Francisco police department issued a friendly reminder to celebrate responsibly.
Tonight, when you watch the @warriors sweep the @cavs at @TheQArena in the @NBA Finals, celebrate responsibly. Don’t drive impaired- choose a designated driver and get home safely. Remember- you won’t be able to attend the victory parade if you’re behind bars. #GoWarriors
Source: Heavy Sports