The entire Dubnation is rejoicing once again. The Golden States Warriors are 2017 champions!
Eventhough I personally didn't win, it felt like I did. I feel so lucky to be living in the San Francisco Bay Area and to experience several championships in a decade. This place is truly a city of Champions. Congratulations
The previous weeks have been a series of highs and lows. If you are a Golden State Warriors fan, you'd know what I am talking about. Even though the Dubs only lost one game in the entire playoffs and Finals series, there were very close games and those that started rather dismal. But they ended well because I saw their victory parade.
I was working from home that day and took half of the day off. I had an early morning meeting that day. Right after the meeting, I hopped on BART to cross the San Francisco Bay to Oakland. BART was crowded even well after the usual morning rush hour. There were a certain feeling in the air, like Christmas all over again. Everyone smiling, everyone giddy. Everyone recounting stories of the past weeks. Everyone has a story to tell.
Two years ago, the Dubs were also champions and they had their first Victory Parade. Mijo and I were there. We were there early. This year, however, I couldn't be there early because of work commitments. Mijo couldn't be there at all so I was going to watch the parade alone.
I got there past 10 o'clock already but I was lucky that the parade started late. I waited a few minutes and looked for a place where I can see the parade. There were a bunch of office workers that had just descended from their offices standing on chairs or plastic blocks. I stood next to them just because they were on an elevated area. It sucks to be short during parades.
Congrats Dubs! You are the best!!!
Klay Thompson and Matt Barnes.
MVP Kevin Durant and David West.
Andre Iguodala and James McAdoo.
Shaun Livingston and Patrick McCaw.
Steph Curry and Ian Clark.
Next year again and the year after next? :)