It’s time to party in the Bay Area.
For the first time in 40 years, the Golden State Warriors are the NBA champions — that’s a perfect reason for a parade through the streets of Oakland.
If you can’t be there to see Riley Curry — and Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson, Andre Iguodala, Draymond Green and all the rest — in person we’ve got you covered with a live stream of the parade courtesy our friends and CSNBayArea.com. You can find out who wore ridiculous sunglasses, who gets the annual “Mark Madsen this guy can’t dance” award, and you can see how pale Steve Kerr looks in the sunlight.
CLICK HERE TO WATCH A LIVE STREAM OF THE PARADE.
The parade is set for noon ET. Enjoy the revelry.
If I’d had a Finals MVP vote, I would have cast it for LeBron James. I would have been in the minority, but to me he was clear and away the best player in the series — heck, it’s not even an interesting series without him. We’ve already laid out LeBron’s case.
Andre Iguodala — who won the trophy — was with me. From Diamond Leung of the Bay Area News Group.
Iguodala was not a terrible choice. He would have been third on my list — Stephen Curry was ahead of him for me — but Iguodala was a great narrative. And so long as you let media members vote, the guy with the story will always win.
The Warriors just won the 2015 NBA championship, completing one of the best seasons in league history.
What’s on Stephen Curry’s mind?
We’re going to enjoy this for the whole summer and even into next year. But we want to get another one, because this feels amazing.
The Warriors definitely have a strong chance to repeat.
Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson, Andre Iguodala, Andrew Bogut, Harrison Barnes, Shaun Livingston and Festus Ezeli are all under contract for next season. Draymond Green will be a restricted free agent, and he’s a practical lock to return.
There’s value in continuity, but there’s risk of locking into the wrong group We already know this team can win a title, so that risk is eliminated.
The Warriors, like all champions, had good fortune with injuries for themselves and opponents. That’s no lock to continue next season.
But they’ve put themselves among the select few teams in strong title contention. At this point, that’s all you can ask.