On Thursday, the Mavericks celebrated the franchise's first title with a championship parade through the streets of Dallas. They are hardly the first team to participate in this sports tradition. Here are some other memorable parades through the years.
25 MAR 1948: Citizens of Lexington, KY celebrate Kentucky's NCAA Final Four Men's Basketball National Championship win over Baylor with a street parade. Kentucky defeated Baylor 58-42.
Detoit Tigers' Kirk Gibson waves to the crowd, Oct. 17, 1984, who were on hand for the ticker-tape parade through downtown Detroit in honor of the World Series champion Tigers. Gibson hit one of the most famous World Series home runs at Tiger Stadium. The start of the baseball season on April 5, 2004 marks the beginning of their 20th anniversary of their last championship. (AP Photo/Mark Cornillie, file)
Seattle Supersonics Coach Lenny Wilkens holds up the NBA World Championship trophy before some of the thousands of fans that lined in Seattle streets on Monday, June 4, 1979 in celebration of the Sonics victory over the Washington Bullets. Seattle welcomed their heros with a noon-time parade. (AP Photo)