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Spurs Fans Pack Downtown to Celebrate Championship

 
Spurs Fans Pack Downtown to Celebrate Championship
Posted Monday, June 16th 2014 @ 2pm  by Stephanie Narvaez

Police reported no incidents as a crowd described as 'exuberant but respectful' crowded into downtown San Antonio to celebrate the San Antno0io Spurs' fifth NBA Championship, 1200 WOAI news reports.

Game Five at the AT&T Center was so lopsided that the crowd began parading the two miles from the arena to downtown at the end of the third quarter, as the Spurs pulled out to a twenty point lead over the Miami Heat.

When they got downtown, police had cordoned off a 'parade route' down Commerce and Houston Streets, for fans to drive around honking their horns, high fiving each other, and waving Spurs flags.

"I was in high school when they won on 03, 05, and 07," Justin Casias said.  "This is awesome, I'm so excited!"

Justin Whitley agreed.  "I feel great, I'm so glad that the Spurs won, I'm a true fan, we hold it down," he said.  "People stepped on my brand new shoes and I don't care.  I love them, and I hugged them."

  Other fans made a beeline for Academy Sports and Outdoors, where lined began forming early to pick up officials Spurs NBA Championship merchandise.

Ernest Mandujano lined up at an Academy store before the game even began.  He watched the game on his iPhone as he waited for what he knew would be a Spurs victory.

"I want a shirt, I want to get a shirt," he joked."

There were no incidents of violence or vandalism reported downtown, as the police appeared to get into the spirit of the celebration as much as the fans.

People who were staying in downtown hotels got into the swing of things.

"We'd rather here celebrating with everybody than being asleep in our hotel room," said Jesse Garza.

"You gotta come here, if you're driving, you'd better have a full tank, because you're going to run out of gas!" 

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