Tensions between the Golden State Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers reached a boiling point in the second quarter of Game 5. Angered by the aggressive play of Kyrie Irving, Warriors reserve big man David West emphatically ripped the ball away from the Cavs All-Star as officials blew their whistles. Upset with West’s extracurricular activity, Tristan Thompson confronted the Warriors veteran and JR Smith swooped in with a push as for good measure.
After review, officials gave Smith, West and Thompson technical fouls, which really did little to diffuse the tension that still lingered in the air. But thankfully the internet is undefeated and since both Thompson and West nearly came lip-to-lip, there were plenty of excellent and humorous kissing-related jokes being tweeted out and shared on social media.
There was of course jokes about Thompson’s relationship with Khloe Kardashian:
And then many different variations of the simple joke of West and Thompson kissing:
Naturally, someone edited the video of the altercation between West and Thompson so it could be soundtracked by the 1998 hit “Kiss Me” by Sixpence None the Richer:
But while all of those jokes are as Seinfeld’s Kenny Bania would classify as gold, comedian Travon Free added a Hollywood flair to his joke:
The NBA Finals: Where jokes about West and Thompson almost kissing happens.