Despite the fact that LeBron James left the Cleveland Cavaliers in the dust for a second time this past summer, former teammate Tristan Thompson still thinks the Cavs rule the Eastern Conference.
Speaking at the Cavaliers' media day on Thursday, Thompson name-dropped Boston, Philadelphia and Toronto as teams that couldn't hang with the Cavs last season.
Players of the teams Tristan called out got word of his comments not long after, and took to Twitter to make sure Thompson wasn't delusional, including the Celtics' Marcus Morris.
... As well as the 76ers' Ben Simmons and Joel Embiid, via Instagram.
"Ha yeh okay buddy see you soon," Simmons replied to the post.
"Boy if you don't," Embiid added.
Cleveland has been to the last four NBA Finals from the Eastern side of the playoff bracket with LeBron James leading the way, besting the likes of Boston multiple times, as well as destroying Toronto every time they ran into the Raptors, being what Thompson referred to as "the story."
With LeBron now a member of the Los Angeles Lakers however, the Cavaliers are expected to miss the playoffs for the first time since 2014, but that doesn't seem to be bothering Tristan Thompson in the slightest.