I Couldn't Be More On Board With The Cavaliers Trolling The Warriors Before Stealing Their Christmas
TheComeback- The Cavaliers also managed to win the pre-game trolling battle, setting up the visiting locker room with a view of LeBron’s famous block from behind in the final moments of last year’s Game Seven, one where he already has a championship ring photoshopped onto his hand.
Some will say that they have grown tired of the Cleveland Cavaliers milking their championship for all it's worth. Hell, I could even understand feeling that way. After all, it's a new season and the internet did what the internet does by spending the entire offseason beating the deadest of horses by making 3-1 jokes that reached a Crying Jordan-esque level of repetitive. That said, the people that feel oversaturated by a championship team continuing to poke and prod the team whose collapse made it all possible need to realize something. It doesn't matter what they think, and if they ever experienced the thrill of an accomplishment that required the physical, mental, and emotional fortitude that it takes to overcome a 3-1 deficit in the NBA finals against the winningest basketball team of all time then they wouldn't be concerned with the opinions of others either.
As far as I am concerned, winning a title should be a year long celebration that should be taken advantage of until the next champion is crowned. Fuck humility. There is something to be said about being a "good winner", and that something is that it's far less fulfilling than giving your opponent a dose of their own medicine by incessantly mocking them. Obviously you need to put past accomplishments in the rearview in the interest of prolonged success, but I'll be damned if I wouldn't get a little bit of satisfaction out of an all-too-conveniently placed, door-sized sticker that rubs salt directly in a rivals' open wound if I were a member of the Cleveland Cavaliers. What good is winning a ring if you can't photoshop it onto an obnoxiously large picture of an unforgettable play and place it directly in the sight lines of those who it came at the expense of?
I'm not even a LeBron fan and I can appreciate every passive aggressive (or aggressively passive), gesture of pettiness he has either directly or indirectly been involved in since flipping the script on a team that was feeling themselves more than Divinyls. Not only because he earned the opportunity to do so with a superhuman performance, but because maybe - just maybe - it waters the seed of doubt in the heads of the guys he's likely to face in the finals again. Seems unlikely, but what other explanation do you have for the Warriors letting the NBA equivalent of a senior citizen immortalize their embarrassment on the bedroom wall of every 13 year old boy in Ohio before blowing another lead and succombing to another Kyrie Irving dagger...