A month into the NBA season, all signs seems to be pointing towards a third straight NBA Finals matchup between the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Golden State Warriors. The two teams will be eyeing each other all season, and Draymond Green started the trash talking by saying the Warriors would “annihilate” the Cavs in the next rematch.
Now, Cavs wing Iman Shumpert has responded just as colorfully in an interview with Complex.
Draymond Green said in a recent interview that if the Warriors win the West Conference and the Cavs win East Conference, he wants to “annihilate” you guys in the Finals.
He should. We supposed to hate them, and they supposed to hate us. It’s OK. They supposed to take cheap shots at us. They’re gonna hate us, fam. That’s what sports is. It’s great. I love every bit of it. I’m glad he said that ’cause we gon’ bust they ass, too. You need to type that up: We gon bust your ass. Period.
As boring as the idea of the same Finals matchup three years ago may sound, if Cavs-Warriors III comes to pass, it’s going to be good with attitude like this. We’re glad Shump is on the team to provide juicy quotes like this.
Though persistent, nagging injury problems and J.R. Smith’s maturation have decreased his role in the Cleveland Cavaliers’ rotation, Shump still stands out as one of the biggest personalities on the team, with his eccentric fashion choices, his cheeky social media presence and his deep love of hip hop. Even when not rapping his own tracks, he can be found bouncing around the Cavs’ locker room before games, rapping over whatever happens to be blaring from the speakers either to himself or in his teammates’ faces.
Yet though he may seem carefree in those moments, and in interviews like this one, which focused mainly on his fashion, he spares no such ebullience for thoughts of the President-elect.
When asked if he would visit the White House if the Cavs won again, he echoed Richard Jefferson in very simple fashion, saying only, “I’m not going to the White House.”