OAKLAND, Calif. – Not since 1975 has the Golden State Warriors become the Western Conference Champions and now, four decades later the league’s Most Valuable Player Stephen Curry and his team are headed to the NBA Finals to play against LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers.
On Wednesday night the Warriors defeated the Houston Rockets 104-90 to close out their best-of-seven series with four wins and one loss.
Despite a hard fall from the previous game, Curry recovered and led his team with 26 points.
Long-time Warrior fans from Fremont, CA, Nick Marcelo and his daughter Nicole, said they didn’t want to miss the chance to see their team make history.
“Been born and raised in the Bay Area so the Warriors have been pretty much everything,” said Nicole.
“Ever since I came over here in the States I’m a Warrior fan,” said Nick. “I’ve been here in San Francisco since ’78.”
And it was certainly a family affair when Curry had his two-year-old daughter Riley steal the spotlight during the post-game interview by singing into the microphone and playing with the curtains.
The Warriors and Cavaliers will face off Thursday, June 4th in Oakland for game one of the NBA Finals.
These kababayans say they are proud to be arguably the loudest fans in the NBA because they will certainly be cheering on their Warriors as they chase their first title in 40 years.
Follow Rommel Conclara on Twitter @rommelconclara for more information.