“The Warriors blew a 3-1 lead in the NBA Finals” has become the NBA’s most prolific meme outside of the ubiquitous Crying Jordan, and even LeBron James is now using it to troll the Warriors. At his annual Halloween party, the NBA Finals MVP had the following decoration.
Today the media asked the Warriors players how they felt about James’ latest dig and the Golden State stars clearly weren’t happy at being the butt of the joke. Here are their responses, courtesy of ESPN:
Draymond Green just flashed a massive smile when ESPN asked him about James’ skeleton prop.
“More power to them,” he said. “I already got enough fuel. I don’t need more. Enjoy.”
Klay Thompson, visibly irritated by the subject, sternly told ESPN, “Man, I don’t care about that.”
Curry simply said, “I’m just going to keep it quiet.” He then shook 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.”
After the amount of showboating and trash talking the Warriors did after winning the championship last year, they shouldn’t be surprised that the Cavaliers are now returning the favor.
While you can’t necessarily fault the Warriors for being annoyed that this is what the media chose to ask them about today, it’s just hilarious that LeBron has become a first-rate troll after winning a championship for Cleveland. The guy is one of the best basketball players ever and has hundreds of millions of dollars in the bank, yet he seems to derive the most pleasure from heckling his rivals using internet memes.