Allen Iverson Rooted for Kevin Durant to Win Championship

The team rode buses along the parade route before players and coaches spoke to the crowd at a rally.

The road to redemption for the Warriors began after the painful loss in the Finals previous year after leading the series 3-1 against the Cavaliers and failing to win another game.

Thousands of fans turned out for the event, which featured a little smack talk through a T-shirt worn by All-Star forward Draymond Green. But speculation has centered whether the Warriors would refuse a meeting with Trump.

The champagne was barely dry after the Warriors celebrated their Game 5 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers to claim the 2017 National Basketball Association title before speculation ran wild on social media on Tuesday the Warriors would skip the traditional ceremony honoring the National Basketball Association champions at the White House. The star forward helped the team tremendously and nearly made the Golden State Warriors impossible to guard when they have control of the game's tempo.

Golden State Warriors fan Lord Rab cheers following Game 5 of the NBA Finals at Oracle Arena in Oakland.

Curry starred in the series, combining with Kevin Durant to score 41 points in Game 5 on Monday, and beat the Cleveland Cavaliers 4-1 for the Warriors second championship in three years.

Josh Brown of CNBC's "The Halftime Report", tweeted shortly after the Warriors won their second title in three years that the team decided unanimously to skip the traditional championship visit to Washington due to the president's public pronouncements on a plethora of sociopolitical issues.

But Thursday the city will make headlines for good news.

"We haven't even gotten that far and all those reports are false", Kerr said.

After Golden State general manager Bob Myers said he fully expects Kerr to be in charge in 2017-18, the Warriors head coach said he is "planning to coach for a long time" on Wednesday. Ultimately, the administration will have to balance the embarrassment of having the invitation rejected against forcing the Warriors to say no. "I told him we tied up now, and we going to try to do this thing again" said Durant on facing James again.

  • Julie Sanders