Where will you be at 5 a.m. Thursday?
If you’re among the die-hardest of Golden State Warriors fans, you’ll be lining up in the area of Lake Merritt Boulevard and 12th Street in Oakland for the rally celebrating the team’s NBA Championship over the Cleveland Cavaliers.
That’s as early as fans will be allowed to gather, according to a victory parade announcement on www.nba.com/warriors/championship/2017.
The parade itself, co-presented by the city of Oakland, will begin at 10 a.m. on Broadway at 11th Street. From there, it will turn right on Grand Avenue, then right on Harrison to 19th Street and right on Lakeside Drive, ending on Oak and proceeding to the Henry J. Kaiser Convention Center.
The Warriors captured their second NBA championship in the last three seasons with their Game 5 victory at home Monday night. The Dubs went 16-1 in the postseason for the best playoff record in a single NBA postseason.
Thursday seem too far away? Golden State’s road victory over the Cavs on June 7 means a free Doritos Locos Taco to customers Tuesday, June 13, between 2 and 6 p.m. It’s part of the fast-food chain’s “Stolen Game” promotion. The Warriors beat the Cavaliers in Cleveland 118-113 last Wednesday.
As fans in Oakland snapped up victory shirts and hats Tuesday following a night of celebrating, city crews were busy hanging championship banners along the parade route, according to The Associated Press.
For a recap of the Warriors’ path to victory, see “What a Season” on the NBA.com championship site linked to above. And for a Game 5 recap and more on the Dubs, go to www.nba.com/warriors/?tmd=1.