Game 5 of the 2023 NBA Finals occurred on June 12, 2023, and the Denver Nuggets made history and won their first-ever championship. The game took place against the Miami Heat in front of a rowdy home crowd.
Now that Denver has managed to secure the Game 5 win and defeat Miami 4-1 in the championship series, when will the celebration parade be? Read on for all the known details about the Nuggets parade!
When will the Nuggets championship parade be?
If you're looking to celebrate the Nuggets and their incredible win, you'll want to make your way to downtown Denver, Colo. on Thursday, June 15 — that's when the City of Denver will be holding the official victory parade.
The parade will begin at 10 a.m. at Union Station, and will continue along 17th Avenue and Broadway before ending at Civic Center Park at approximately noon.
Following the parade, the city will host a rally at Civic Center Park featuring players, coaches, and management from the Nuggets, SuperMascot Rocky, the Denver Nuggets Dancers, the Skyline Drumline, the Mile High City Hype Squad, and more!
You can also go straight to Civic Center Park rather than camping out along the parade route. Starting at 9 a.m., there will be live music, Nuggets season highlight reels, live video of the parade, and more.
Will Nuggets superstar Nikola Jokić be at the parade?
The Nuggets' first-ever NBA championship win wouldn't have been made possible without their MVP Nikola Jokić, who lead the team to victory. After their monumental win, he was seen celebrating with a champagne bottle on the court.
However, his excitement was fleeting. Especially when he found out that he was stuck in Denver for a few more days for the parade.
When asked during a press conference about the parade, Nikola didn't even appear to know when it was. "When is [the] parade?" he asked.
After being informed of the date, his true feelings showed. "No, I need to go home," he said in a tired voice. Many fans teased his priceless reaction on social media.
While Nikola didn't appear to be that excited about the upcoming city-wide celebration, he likely will be in attendance as it would be extremely disrespectful to his teammates and fans if he didn't show.
You'll be home soon, Nikola. Hang in there, bud!