Warriors set to celebrate 2017 NBA championship with Oakland parade, rally

Warriors fans celebrate the team’s win in Game 5 of the 2017 NBA Finals to clinch the 2017 NBA championship. (AP)

The Golden State Warriors and their fans will celebrate their 2017 NBA Finals victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers — their second NBA championship in the last three seasons, capping a 16-1 romp through the postseason that stands as the most dominant playoff run ever — with a parade and rally in downtown Oakland on Thursday. If you’re not in the Bay and want to follow along, you can catch a live stream of the action via CSN Bay Area.

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According to Warriors.com, the parade and rally will kick off at 1 p.m. ET, with more than 1 million spectators expected to pack the streets of downtown Oakland to celebrate the newly crowned champs as they make their way to the Henry J. Kaiser Convention Center for a wrap-up rally.

Here’s a look at the parade route:

The route for the Warriors’ 2017 NBA championship parade through downtown Oakland. (Image via Warriors.com)
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Fans eager to party with the champs began showing up many, many hours before the start of Thursday’s festivities …

… including some who can’t quite appreciate the celebration just yet.

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You know a party’s about to be lit when it’s got a gotta-support-the-team painted pregnant belly on full blast before 10 a.m. local time. Have fun out there, Oakland.

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