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KU basketball reflects on national championship parade
There were some important people standing outside the barriers of Kansas basketball’s national championship parade on Sunday, so Ochai Agbaji stepped out of his gray Ford Bronco for the first time along the parade route. While thousands of KU fans screamed Agbaji’s name and tried to get his attention for autographs, the senior was focused on his family.

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WATCH: Behind the scenes of KU basketball's championship parade
The KU basketball program celebrated its national championship with KU basketball fans on Sunday with a parade. Players, coaches and staff members were all honored on Massachusetts street in downtown Lawrence. Watch the video above to see what it was like on Sunday afternoon.

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KU basketball reflects on national championship parade
There were some important people standing outside the barriers of Kansas basketball’s national championship parade on Sunday, so Ochai Agbaji stepped out of his gray Ford Bronco for the first time along the parade route. While thousands of KU fans screamed Agbaji’s name and tried to get his attention for autographs, the senior was focused on his family.