Warriors’ Parade: Lit for a champ
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By Jannelle Moore

Like Draymond Green told Mistah Fab and former Warrior turned NBC Sports Bay Area Analyst Kelenna Azubuike on the makeshift podium, he and the Golden State Warriors are “Cut From A Different Cloth.”

It is evident in the way they play the game, the way that they bond as brothers during the season, and yes-in the way they party.

When I learned that the Warriors were going to axe the rally at Lake Merritt, I had my doubts about how exciting this parade was going to be. In my opinion, I always believed that the rally was the best part of a championship celebration. You're watching and listening to the speeches-waiting for candid moments and candid soundbites, interested in their summaries of the season and how they let loose after a well earned and deserved journey. I thought that the Warriors’ decision cheated fans out of that experience.

That was until I saw Nick Young and JaVale McGee hop off their parade bus to absorb the love of the Oakland crowd. Until I saw Jordan Bell downing some Hennessy from a fan. Then seeing Stephen Curry slipping past security and run to the crowd and him receiving a champagne shower from fans, convinced me that the team made the right...

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