After four consecutive trips to the Finals, you’d think the rivalry between Cleveland and Golden State would be one to last a lifetime.
These past few years, we’ve seen some heated matches between the two and some wild stories break out. We all witnessed the Warriors take down Cleveland for their first Championship win in the Steph Curry era. We were there the next year when the Cavs came roaring back from a 3-1 deficit. It’s moments like these that really added friction between the two ball clubs.
Now, that’s all a thing of the past. the Dubs can talk all the trash they want, and there isn’t a thing anyone in Cleveland can say about it. This once revolutionary rivalry is a thing of the past.
“That rivalry is over,” Cavs forward Tristan Thompson told Yahoo Sports. “That chapter has closed. We’re starting something new now. We’re trying to build something here that’s special.”
The two teams are at opposite ends of the spectrum. They have no business with each other anymore.
Golden State, while dealing with the drama of their own, are still the team to beat in the NBA.
The Cavs? Not so much. As Tristan said, they’re in construction.