Stephen Curry lifts the NBA Championship trophy to Warriors fans lining Lake Merritt. (Adam Grossberg/KQED)

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With air horns blowing, music pumping and blue and yellow confetti raining down from the sky, Dub Nation celebrated the Golden State Warriors’ NBA championship at a rally and parade in Oakland on Thursday.

Fans came from all over the Bay Area — including Vallejo, San Jose, San Francisco, Redwood City, Novato, Union City and Oakland — to celebrate with their team and fellow fans. They chanted “Waaaaarriors” and sought out photos with many of the players.

The championship is the Warriors’ second in three years. They won the Finals in a 129-120 win on Monday night over the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 5, when Kevin Durant capped his spectacular first season with Golden State by scoring 39 points.

After a heartbreaking Finals loss in 2016 to the Cavaliers, fans and the team were more than ready to celebrate. Here are some photos and videos of Thursday’s festivities.

NBA Finals MVP Kevin Durant takes in the sights in downtown Oakland at his first championship parade. (Adam Grossberg/KQED)
Stephen Curry brings the NBA Championship trophy to the people during the Warriors parade in Oakland on June 15, 2017. (Adam Grossberg/KQED)
Stephen Curry (bottom left) is surround by a crowd of screaming Warriors fans during the championship parade in Oakland on June 15, 2017. (Adam Grossberg/KQED)

Adam Grossberg on Twitter

Steph takin’ it to the streets #WarriorsParade #DubNation https://t.co/1qzI2LEDqW

Coach Steve Kerr poses for pictures with fans at the Warriors parade in Oakland on June 15, 2017. (Adam Grossberg/KQED)
Draymond Green hopped off his double-decker bus to high-five Warriors fans along the parade route. (Adam Grossberg/KQED)

Adam Grossberg on Twitter

Draymond Green. Man of the people #WarriorsParade https://t.co/PYHqt34Xwu

Klay Thompson takes in the scene at the Warriors championship parade. (Adam Grossberg/KQED)
Patricia Ballard, Alicia Hope and Tena Carney brought homemade frames to the Warriors parade in Oakland on June 15, 2017. (Ryan Levi/KQED)

Adam Grossberg on Twitter

JaVale McGee is a World Champ #WarriorsParade https://t.co/lVYSrQv4x9

Adam Grossberg on Twitter

During #WarriorsParade https://t.co/z6oxv89g2m

Beth Marinas, Jeannel Tan and TinkerBhey Castillejos said they’re never washing the hands @Money23Green touched at the Warriors parade in Oakland on June 15, 2017. (Ryan Levi/KQED)
Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf and MC Hammer rode a fire-breathing iron snail vehicle for the second time in three years. (Adam Grossberg/KQED)
Robert Collins, Mekuanent Alemu, Cindy Lopez and Krisha Patel made the trek from San Jose to be a part of the unity of the Warriors parade in Oakland on June 15, 2017. (Ryan Levi/KQED)
Confetti falls in front of the Oakland Tribune building during the Warriors championship parade. (Adam Grossberg/KQED)
Ana Mendoza has trouble seeing, so her son Rodolfo describes Warriors games to her. @KDTrey5 and his mom are inspirations to them. Seen here at the Warriors parade on Oakland on June 15, 2017. (Ryan Levi/KQED)

Adam Grossberg on Twitter

The front of the #WarriorsParade route is ready https://t.co/qFOvqPp0V3

Ryan Levi on Twitter

The excitement is ~bubbling over~ here at the #WarriorsParade. T-minus 1 hour until the parade begins @KQEDnews https://t.co/R5pBMY3JpX

Ryan Levi on Twitter

Blue and gold confetti raining down as thousands wait for the #WarriorsParade to begin @KQEDnews https://t.co/oD6kdzZg2e

Vallejo is representing at the Warriors parade in Oakland on June 15, 2017. Raul Valderrama and Jeremy Vitug made the trek with a couple of familiar faces. (Ryan Levi/KQED)
Irma Contreras is taking her daughter, Monica, to their first Warriors parade in Oakland on June 15, 2017. The whole family in Redwood City are huge fans. (Ryan Levi/KQED)
“Life is short and so am I.” – Bucket Lady trying to give smaller fans a boost at the Warriors parade in Oakland, June 15, 2017. (Ryan Levi/KQED)
Chris Reilly and his two kids got up at 4 a.m. to get to the Warriors parade in Oakland from the South Bay on June 15, 2017. (Ryan Levi/KQED)
East Bay native Jill Jenkins is literally decked out head to toe in Warriors gear for the Warriors parade in Oakland, June 15, 2017. (Ryan Levi/KQED)
It’s a family affair at the Warriors parade. These folks have been at the parade route since 6 a.m. in Oakland on June 15, 2017. (Ryan Levi/KQED)
Olivia Galeana just moved to the Bay from North Carolina. Nekea Mozeke is a native. They called in sick to attend the Warriors parade in Oakland on June 15, 2017. (Ryan Levi/KQED)

This story has been updated.

PHOTOS: Warriors and Their Fans Celebrate 2017 NBA Title 15 June,2017KQED News Staff

  • AuntFiona

    Great photos, but how about identifying David West w/ KD and Matt Barnes w/ Klay Thompson. All are Warrior stars!