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Parade, rally held for WNBA champion Minnesota Lynx

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  • Minnesota Lynx players Sylvia Fowles, left and Maya Moore hold up all four WNBA Championship trophies as they arrive at Williams Arena for the celebration Thursday night, Oct. 5, 2017 in Minneapolis. (Jeff Wheeler/Star Tribune via AP)

    Minnesota Lynx players Sylvia Fowles, left and Maya Moore hold up all four WNBA Championship trophies as they arrive at Williams Arena for the celebration Thursday night, Oct. 5, 2017 in Minneapolis. (Jeff Wheeler/Star Tribune via AP)
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  • Minnesota Lynx players Sylvia Fowles, left and Maya Moore held up all four WNBA championship trophies as the team arrives at Williams Arena for a celebration Thursday night, Oct. 5, 2017, in Minneapolis. (Jeff Wheeler/Star Tribune via AP)

    Minnesota Lynx players Sylvia Fowles, left and Maya Moore held up all four WNBA championship trophies as the team arrives at Williams Arena for a celebration Thursday night, Oct. 5, 2017, in Minneapolis. (Jeff Wheeler/Star Tribune via AP)
    Associated Press

  • Minnesota Lynx center Sylvia Fowles, facing camera, celebrates with Lynx guard Renee Montgomery as confetti falls in the Williams Aren for the WNBA championship celebration Thursday night, Oct. 5, 2017 in Minneapolis. (Jeff Wheeler/Star Tribune via AP)

    Minnesota Lynx center Sylvia Fowles, facing camera, celebrates with Lynx guard Renee Montgomery as confetti falls in the Williams Aren for the WNBA championship celebration Thursday night, Oct. 5, 2017 in Minneapolis. (Jeff Wheeler/Star Tribune via AP)
    Associated Press

  • Minnesota Lynx guards Renee Montgomery and Lindsay Whalen ride together during the WNBA championship parade, Thursday night, Oct. 5, 2017 in Minneapolis. (Jeff Wheeler/Star Tribune via AP)

    Minnesota Lynx guards Renee Montgomery and Lindsay Whalen ride together during the WNBA championship parade, Thursday night, Oct. 5, 2017 in Minneapolis. (Jeff Wheeler/Star Tribune via AP)
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  • Minnesota Lynx forward Maya Moore holds two WNBA championship trophies before addressing the crowd at a victory rally, Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017,  in Minneapolis. (Aaron Lavinsky/Star Tribune via AP)

    Minnesota Lynx forward Maya Moore holds two WNBA championship trophies before addressing the crowd at a victory rally, Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017, in Minneapolis. (Aaron Lavinsky/Star Tribune via AP)
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  • Minnesota Lynx fans cheer as Minnesota Lynx guards Renee Montgomery and Lindsay Whalen rode past and tossed candy during a parade for the WNBA champion Lynx, Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017, in Minneapolis. (Jeff Wheeler/Star Tribune via AP)

    Minnesota Lynx fans cheer as Minnesota Lynx guards Renee Montgomery and Lindsay Whalen rode past and tossed candy during a parade for the WNBA champion Lynx, Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017, in Minneapolis. (Jeff Wheeler/Star Tribune via AP)
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  • Fans attend a WNBA championship victory rally for the Minnesota Lynx at Williams Arena on Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017, in Minneapolis. (Aaron Lavinsky/Star Tribune via AP)

    Fans attend a WNBA championship victory rally for the Minnesota Lynx at Williams Arena on Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017, in Minneapolis. (Aaron Lavinsky/Star Tribune via AP)
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  • Fans line a road outside Williams Arena for the WNBA championship victory parade for the Minnesota Lynx, Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017, in Minneapolis. (Aaron Lavinsky/Star Tribune via AP)

    Fans line a road outside Williams Arena for the WNBA championship victory parade for the Minnesota Lynx, Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017, in Minneapolis. (Aaron Lavinsky/Star Tribune via AP)
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  • Minnesota Lynx head coach Cheryl Reeve gets emotional as she speaks to fans at the WNBA Championship victory rally, Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017 in Minneapolis. (Aaron Lavinsky/Star Tribune via AP)

    Minnesota Lynx head coach Cheryl Reeve gets emotional as she speaks to fans at the WNBA Championship victory rally, Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017 in Minneapolis. (Aaron Lavinsky/Star Tribune via AP)
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  • Minnesota Lynx guard Lindsay Whalen points toward her jersey during a victory rally Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017, at Williams Arena in Minneapolis, the day after the team won the WNBA championship. (Aaron Lavinsky/Star Tribune via AP)

    Minnesota Lynx guard Lindsay Whalen points toward her jersey during a victory rally Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017, at Williams Arena in Minneapolis, the day after the team won the WNBA championship. (Aaron Lavinsky/Star Tribune via AP)
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MINNEAPOLIS -- For the fourth time in seven seasons, the Minnesota Lynx and their fans celebrated a WNBA championship with a parade.

The Star Tribune reports fans lined the street Thursday evening as Maya Moore and other Lynx players slowly made their way toward a rally at Williams Arena in the back of several convertibles.

At the arena, players and coaches were greeted by hundreds of fans. St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman and Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges both read proclamations at the rally.

Hodges called the Lynx the "best basketball team in the world."

Head coach Cheryl Reeve thanked the crowd, saying "you are the best fans in the WNBA."

The Lynx topped the Los Angeles Sparks in Game 5 of the finals on Wednesday night.

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Information from: Star Tribune, http://www.startribune.com

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