Klay Thompson, Whose Team Is Definitely Not Petty At All, Finally Got Around To Mocking The Cavaliers' Mockery Of The Warriors' Blown 3-1 Lead
Thompson brought the heat upon being reminded of that Halloween party. Via The Athletic:
“Oh, yeah. Ha! That was funny. Look how that turned out. Psssh. Bums. That was crazy. I forgot about that. Well, look at what pettiness gets you. Gets you 1-8 in the Finals. Idiots.”
A quick history lesson for those of you that somehow avoided the internet for the entirety of 2016. The Cleveland Cavaliers - fresh off their first title in franchise history - had quite a bit of fun at the expense of the team they made history against. Like, "dedicated a whole holiday party to the figurative demise of their biggest stars while running full speed ahead with any and all of the 3-1 jokes that took over Twitter for months on end" fun...
In the interest of objectivity, I will say it was extremely petty.
In the interest of common sense, however, I can't help but think there might have been something other than pettiness that contributed to the Cavaliers' 1-8 Finals record since. I can't quite put my finger on it, but I just get this sneaking suspicion that it wasn't just some idiots making meme-worthy Halloween cookies that drastically swung the balance of power atop the NBA back in favor of the Warriors. I don't think it was snack related, but the gut-punching karma that comes with mocking a team that rosters the ever-so-humble Draymond Green didn't stand alone in bummin' out the Cleveland Cavaliers.
In reality, it doesn't even matter because that party was well over two damn years ago and the team that threw it has been completely dismembered, so only someone who...shall we say...had his feelings hurt by the idea of someone ingesting a frosted likeness of their tombstone would still be talking about it with such haste...
Still, it's one those tooooootally unimportant fun facts that I just know that I know and am going to drive myself crazy trying to remember. What else helped the Warriors pay back LeBron and Co. and replaced their petty pastries with humble pie? Hmm...