Despite disagreeing with the tab, the Golden State Warriors officially closed a messy chapter between the team and the city of Oakland, cutting a check to the city for $787,000 for this year’s NBA title parade and rally. The check for $786,988.81 was deposited into the city’s treasury department on Tuesday, city spokeswoman Karen Boyd said. A copy of the check was provided to the Bay Area News Group. After owner Joe Lacob promised to pay for the entire event at the June rally, the team was shocked to find an invoice the next month more than double the city’s earlier estimate. And the city erroneously included another $244,000 charge for the 2015 championship parade. The city later deleted the 2015 charge, calling it a “misunderstanding,” and reduced the 2017 tab slightly. However, Oakland maintained that the increased costs for this year’s festivities came after terrorist attacks prompted a heavier security presence.
Check cashed! Warriors officially pay Oakland for NBA title parade
San Jose Mercury News | Oct 25