When the Warriors visit the Cavaliers on Wednesday night, it'll be under different circumstances. This Cavaliers team isn't the one they've been facing the past four years. They don't have LeBron James, they don't have Kyrie Irving, they don't have Tyronn Lue, and they don't have all that much hope on making this year a successful one.
So yeah, it should be an easy win for the Dubs.
Maybe in light of that, Klay Thompson took a minute to flame the team after being reminded about how the Cavs reacted when they won the Championship in 2016.
“Oh, yeah. Ha!" Thompson told Anthony Slater of The Athletic. "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."
What Klay is referring to is Cavaliers' 2016 Halloween party that featured Thompson and Steph Curry on tombstone cookies. LeBron and his teammates were ripping Golden State for blowing their 3-1 lead and had a party to flaunt it in everyone's face. Two years later, and it's all coming back to haunt them. Because we all know what happens after.
The Warriors went on to win the next two Championships after acquiring KD, and it wasn't really ever close. It was these loses that prompted the beginning of the end for The Land. Kyrie Irving got tired of the whole thing and forced his way out. LeBron was quick to follow in the following summer, choosing to go to Los Angeles instead of the struggling Cavaliers.
In retrospect, the Cavs definitely earned a few laughs with those cookies. They were the Champs, after all. But in the end, it was the Warriors who got the last laugh, and Thompson doesn't want anyone to forget it.