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Warriors bring Oakland its first championship in 26 years

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The Golden State Warriors won the 2015 NBA Championship tonight in Cleveland. In doing so, they have brought the city of Oakland its first championship trophy in 26 years. It's the Warriors' first NBA title in 40 years.

The last team to bring a championship to Oakland was the A's who won the World Series in 1989 against their Bay Area rival San Francisco Giants. It was a series marred by the horrific 89 Loma Prieta earthquake which layed much of the Bay Area in ruins, including most notably the Cypress Structure on the 880 freeway in Oakland.

The A's brought the World Series trophy to Oakland and the city and its sports teams have been rebuilding ever since.

The closest the city came to ending the championship drought came when the Raiders made the Super Bowl in 2002, but that ended badly and the streak would continue another 13 years. And ended tonight.

This championship belongs to Oakland. The parade will take place in Oakland. Even with the Warriors plans to jump across the Bay to San Francisco in a few years.

Oracle Arena in Oakland sold out for the viewing party and those same crazy fans will be waiting for the Warriors when they return to Oakland.

Congrats, Warriors. Congrats to all the fans of Oakland sports in general.