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San Antonio Spurs celebrate fifth NBA title with river trip

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The San Antonio Spurs celebrated their first NBA title since 2007 with the now customary trip down the River Walk in the city.

Around 100,000 people covered the banks of the river to catch a glimpse of their victorious heroes, whilst 75,000 were at the Alamodome to further celebrate the teams triumph.

The Spurs, who might have even had this parade planned for 2013 only to be denied with 25 seconds to go in Game 6 and an eventual loss in Game 7, were greeted by expectant fans who had been waiting for some five hours in searing heat prior to the event beginning.

Coach Gregg Popovich and his stars, including five-time champion Tim Duncan, floated down the river on a barge, smiling and waving to all the adoring fans they had worked so hard for all season.

Popovich even played up to the crowd as he counted the five championship wins in almost disbelief.

Following their fifth title, the team made their way to a filled Alamodome where they soaked up even more applause, but the biggest cheers were saved for the Spurs' Big Three - Tony Parker, Tim Duncan and Manu Ginobili.

Duncan was celebrating his fifth NBA title whilst Parker and Ginobli have four each to their name.

Finals MVP Kawhi Leonard, who also received huge cheers, told ESPN that he would continue to celebrate for the entire summer as sleep is hard to come by due to the adrenaline-filled victory:

"It is soaking in, but I'm still going to live it up for about the whole summer...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!" said the 22-year-old.

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