Maybe you’ve heard by now, but the Cleveland Cavaliers had a little fun at the Warriors’ expense during LeBron James’ Halloween party over the weekend, and it wasn’t the first time. Their championship rings also featured a not-so-subtle jab at their rivals in the Bay Area. “The Warriors blew a 3-1 lead” is a meme that, for better or worse, isn’t going away any time soon.
Even a normally-stoic Steve Kerr acknowledged as much when he informed his players that they’re in for a long, miserable life if they plan on checking social media any time in the near future. At some point, however, Golden State will have to get used to it. But that point is not now, according a report from Chris Haynes of ESPN.com:
Klay Thompson, visibly irritated by the subject, sternly told ESPN, “Man, I don’t care about that.”
Curry was clearly trying to hold back his tongue before offering up, “I’m just going to keep it quiet.” He then proceeded to shake his head and giggled.
Kevin Durant even chimed in, although he wasn’t a member of the Warriors last season. However, he knows what it feels like to be up 3-1 only to lose the next three games. He stated he’s not about the back and forth shots.
“I’m a basketball player, bro. I’m a basketball player,” Durant told ESPN. “If you’ve got any disputes or any feuds or anything with anybody that plays the game, let’s just check it up. That really don’t mean s— to me, all the jokes.”
The Warriors have now officially made the cardinal mistake of letting the world know that this irritates them, so it’s probably only going to get worse from here. Still, a team with arguably one of the best starting fives in NBA history playing with a chip on their shoulder should be fearsome sight this season.