It's parade time in the Mile High City. The Denver Nuggets defeated the Miami Heat in five games earlier this week to win the franchise's first title, with star Nikola Jokic capturing Finals MVP honors. Now, despite Jokic's well-documented wishes of returning home to Serbia, the Nuggets are taking the morning to tour Denver and celebrate with their fans.
The parade route snakes through downtown before ending in Civic Center Park.
The celebratory scenes are especially sweet for a Nuggets roster that only contains one player who has won multiple titles (Kentavious Caldwell-Pope). Four players on Denver's roster will be donning their first championship ring in careers spanning 10 years or longer (Jeff Green, Ish Smith, DeAndre Jordan, and Reggie Jackson).
Here are some of the most memorable moments from the Nuggets' celebration:
Braun brings energy early
Green takes in the atmosphere
"First ever championship, I'm just enjoying being a part of history."— NBA (@NBA) June 15, 2023
KCP goes on to thank the "unbelievable fans" as Jeff Green interacts with the crowd during Denver's championship parade, live on NBA TV!
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Malone says the Nuggets aren't finished
GM Booth fires up the crowd
"It's been 47 long years...we're world champions!— NBA (@NBA) June 15, 2023
Nuggets GM Calvin Booth addresses the crowd during the championship parade, LIVE on NBA TV and the NBA App.
Jokic speaks up
"We love you Denver, this one is for you!"— NBA (@NBA) June 15, 2023
Nikola Jokic rallies Nuggets fans with his speech at the championship parade! #bRINGItIn
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... and addresses any concerns about his parade enthusiasm
Murray shows off some new swag
JUST CALL HIM CHAMP MAL pic.twitter.com/cbUjAglA3l— Denver Nuggets (@nuggets) June 15, 2023
Final shots from the Nuggets' ride through Denver
Runnin' through the Mile High City 🏔️ pic.twitter.com/ASrOgaXNmE— Denver Nuggets (@nuggets) June 15, 2023