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Spurs celebrate 5th NBA title with trip down River Walk, to Alamodome

By Eye on Basketball staff

San Antonio and the Spurs celebrated their fifth NBA championship in style Wednesday.

The Associated Press reported fans endured 90-degree heat to line the River Walk and stand outside of the Alamodome up to five hours before the festivities began. The City of San Antonio estimated about 100,000 people attended the River Walk parade and 75,000 were at the Alamodome.

The Spurs' Big Three, Tony Parker, Tim Duncan and Manu Ginobili acknowledge the crowd at the Alamodome.  (Getty Images)
The Spurs' Big Three, Tony Parker, Tim Duncan and Manu Ginobili, acknowledge the crowd at the Alamodome. (Getty Images)

Tim Duncan rolls down the River Walk with the Larry O'Brien Trophy. Duncan would not commit when asked if he was coming back. (Getty Images)
Tim Duncan rolls down the River Walk with the Larry O'Brien Trophy. Duncan would not commit when asked if he was coming back. (Getty Images)

Ginobili is fired up about another NBA title trophy in San Antone.    (Getty Images)
Ginobili is fired up about another NBA title trophy in San Antonio. (Getty Images)

"We owe it all to Pop [coach Gregg Popovich]," Ginobili said, via AP, as his barge made a stop. "He had us playing great basketball at the right time."

Finals MVP Kawhi Leonard and sharpshooter Patty Milles celebrate with Spurs fans.    (Getty Images)
Finals MVP Kawhi Leonard and sharpshooter Patty Mills celebrate with Spurs fans. (Getty Images)

Leonard was still soaking it in a few days later: "It is soaking in, but I'm still going to live it up for about the whole summer," Leonard said, via AP. "[I haven't slept] very much. I've been trying to live the moment. It's been hard to sleep still. Thought I would get some sleep after we won the Finals, but I'm still celebrating. Go Spurs Go! San Antonio!"

And Popovich was not to be outdone, counting his championship rings when addressing the crowd.

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