The Cleveland Cavaliers won the NBA Championship. On June 22, 2016, the city hosted a parade. An estimated 1.3 million people came to Cleveland for it. It was glorious.
  1. What most people don't realize is that parades suck.
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    But *Championship* parades are fantastic.
  2. Cleveland has waited 52 years for a championship parade.
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  3. I bought a special (expensive) hat to wear to the parade.
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  4. And a second one, just in case.
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  5. Pre-gaming with pizza!
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    Those bottles don't have just pop in them. It's a celebration, after all.
  6. "Look around, look around, how lucky we are to be alive right now!"
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    #hamilcavs
  7. Fans did not respect the implied boundary of the curb.
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    We took over the entire street.
  8. Six mounted police can't clear 1.3 million Clevelanders from E. 9th Street.
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  9. All we do is win!
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  10. STIPE!
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    Current UFC heavyweight champion of the world, Stipe Miocic, is a fire fighter in a Cleveland suburb. That sounds like a joke. It isn't.
  11. Confetti cannons!
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  12. Calder Cup Champions, the Lake Erie Monsters.
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    Minor league affiliate of the Columbus Blue Jackets.
  13. MGK!
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    Clevelander and rapper, Machine Gun Kelly, climbing and rapping like a champ. CLE 'til I die!
  14. The confetti is star shaped!
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  15. Jim Brown in the blue.
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    52 years after he led the 1964 Browns to the title.
  16. Josh Cribbs
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    Another great Cleveland Brown, but without the championships ... Or wins, really.
  17. IT'S HAPPENING!
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    Due to the parade route being taken over by fans, we are about 3.5 hours in at this point.
  18. The Architect!
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  19. Coach Lue!
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    They're not booing, they're saying, "Luuuuuuue!"
  20. JR!
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    Champions don't wear shirts.
  21. More JR!
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  22. One more, because JR is the coolest.
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  23. Kyrie!
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  24. Kyrie taking in the adulation!
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  25. Wait, is that LeBron?!
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  26. It is!
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    Cleveland's Ultimate Warrior.
  27. MVP! MVP! MVP!
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  28. Richard Jefferson and Channing Frye
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    Not pictured: the bottle of Maker's Mark handed to them by a fan. Both took some well-deserved pulls.
  29. SHUMP!
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    Hair is taller in-person.
  30. The Champ, Kevin Love!
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  31. Droppin' dimes! Droppin' dimes!
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  32. Delly!
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    From Australia to Cleveland.
  33. Setting his own PR for high-fives.
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  34. Mo!
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    That nostalgia contract finally got him that ring in Cleveland!
  35. Confetti everywhere.
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    Seeing the Cleveland streets lined with wine and gold star-shaped championship confetti is one of the greatest things I've ever seen.
  36. Championship Parade > Every Other Parade.
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