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‘Childish & Disrespectful’ is What Klay Thompson Calls The Cavs Trolling Them Losing 3-1 Series Lead
Since the end of the NBA Finals in June, the Golden State Warriors have been trolled constantly for being the first NBA team ever to blow a 3-1 NBA Finals lead.
Nothing got under the skin of Warriors’ Klay Thompson more than the Cavaliers constant trolling of the series.
Back in October, LeBron James and his Cavs teammates had their Halloween party and it featured a big ’3-1′ sign to remind the Warriors of what happened and Tombstone cookies with Klay Thompson and Steph Curry’s names on them.
Months later, Klay still is not happy about the constant trolling. He spoke about while on USA Today’s podcast.
“It’s obviously not respectful, so it’s got to be on the other side of the spectrum, so that’s fine with us. They can do that childish stuff. It doesn’t matter to us. All we’ve got to do is handle it on the court, you know?
“No, it didn’t (come up on the court in the Christmas Day game). But shoot, it might have (to). I mean, I still think we need to play with more of an edge next time we see them … I mean when we won the championship, though, we didn’t do some stuff like that. But that’s OK. People are built differently. We’re not going to – I’m not going to hold it against them. I’m just going to go out there, and we just want to beat them down next time we see them. That’s how it is. Hold that in the memory bank, and just remember that they do that stuff…It’s a good rivalry, and it’s good for the NBA. It makes it more fun, you know? It’s rare in pro sports you get rivalries like this, so we enjoy it, and we embrace it.”
Only way this trolling will stop is if the Warriors beat the Cavs in yet another NBA Finals rematch—although, the Spurs, Rockets, and Clippers may have something to say about that come playoff time.