Look, I'm all for rubbing salt in a rivals wound, but this is just ridiculous. If this play is any indication then the Golden State Warriors have embraced their inner villain, because it's impossible not to hate someone while they flash their baby biceps in jubilation after making an uncontested lay-up that the 45 year old mother of two who is coming out to try to win a vacation at halftime would shoot at a 60% clip. In all likelihood this was an attempt at being ironic, but it fell on deaf ears faster than Steph Curry fell for the most basic of screens.
I mean, far be it for me to tell the reigning two-time MVP how, when, and what to celebrate, but maybe don't go with a showcase of strength following a display of elementary fundamentals when you can't even fight through a pick without making it appear to be a maniacal act of retribution. When I saw Steph Curry get vascular under DJ's basket I was half expecting him to get pile-drived through the hardwood on the next possession. Instead I got a routine play that was made to look far more vengeful than it was because the guy on the receiving end of it didn't have the muscle to absorb it. Shit, if DeAndre Jordan knew that people were going to think he was trying to send a message than I bet he would have put Steph Curry in the 3rd row. This wasn't one proud professional athlete going back at another for being bombastic; It was just a timely sequence that happened to compromise one professional athlete's pride by making him look dumber than...well...a guy celebrating a meaningless mid-game lay-up like it belonged on a poster or something.