Oakland triumphant as parade celebrates Warriors title

Posted June 18, 2017

"Nothing should distract from what we were able to accomplish together, the different kind of ceremonies and the traditions that have happened around championship-winning teams".

Finals MVP Kevin Durant declined to say whether or not he would accept an invitation to the White House. That was followed by a staredown from Durant after hitting a late 3-pointer.

The Warriors beat LeBron James and the Cavaliers in five games in the Finals.

The Finals may have ended shortly in five games, but they were filled with record breaking performances.

However, controversial policies and statements by President Donald Trump have created uncertainty about the future of White House title celebrations under this administration in some leagues, including in the predominantly African American NBA.

Professional athletes skipping out on the White House visit for political reasons has made headlines several times in recent years.

And it's not just Ronnie who has an unconditional love for his toaster, some fans are even calling for this design to become the team' new logo. The loss in the Finals made the team feel as though all their accomplishments were discredited.

Steve Kerr returned for the final four games of the Finals, but the Warriors' head coach is still dealing with complications from his back surgery almost two years ago. Both of them appear to have lost their minds.

One Warrior has already publicly stated he won't make the trip if the offer is placed on the table. It is hard to argue this statement after the team's performance this year and dominance in the playoffs. "Today is about celebrating", said Raymond Ridder, the Warriors' vice president of communications, in an interview with FOX Business.

His decision to depart the Oklahoma City Thunder and join the Warriors was criticised by many, but winning the title provided redemption for the National Basketball Association star. He's the one who looked me eye-to-eye.

"I have a take, but I'm going to leave it to myself right now", Durant added.

There is no better feeling in sports than following an abysmal team for years, seeing it seemingly collapse at a foundational level, then suddenly build itself back up and make a run for a championship.

The big question this offseason is what, if anything, will contenders like Cleveland, San Antonio and Boston do to counter the champion Warriors.