For the second straight year, the Golden State Warriors have won the NBA championship. Riding hot performances from Kevin Durant and Stephen Curry, Golden State eluded the Cleveland Cavaliers in a four-game sweep.
Durant was named Finals MVP for the second consecutive time.
To celebrate their third title in four seasons, the Warriors will host a championship parade on June 12 at 11:00 a.m. The parade route will begin on Broadway at 11th Street, turning right on 20th Street, turning right on Harrison to 19th Street, and right on Lakeside Drive, ending on Oak and 13th Street.
The Warriors have taken several steps to bring the team and its players closer to the fans in Oakland. The Warriors are promoting an interactive experience. The event will also be televised locally on NBC Sports Bay Area.
The Warriors strived to avoid a championship hangover. Although they finished with the second-best record in the Western Conference, the goal was to repeat. Golden State also needed to overcome a 3-2 series deficit to the Houston Rockets in the Western Conference Finals.
"Looking at this playoff journey, we knew it wasn't going to be as easy as last year," Curry told reporters following the Game 4 win. "Then the challenges that faced us. In October we wanted to be back in this moment, and a lot went into it. It's a great feeling to be back here."
The Warriors will look to win a third straight title next season, but another exciting offseason throughout the league could make that more of a challenge. Keep it here on AXS.com for more NBA news and tickets to select games.