LeBron Still Think Cavs-Warriors Isn’t A Rivalry?
The most viral play of tonight’s Cleveland Cavaliers-Golden State Warriors game featured Draymond Green and LeBron James colliding at half court. It was a hard foul, but the officials saw it more like a hip check leading to flagrant foul. Cleveland, mostly the shit talker of the year Richard Jefferson, got testy and wanted it out for Green. James said last week that Cavs-Warriors isn’t a rivalry, and this play along with the message Golden State sent tonight make me feel different.
LeBron acting like Draymond just hit him over the head with a steel chair. Manu must be proud pic.twitter.com/Mn9TyjuryI
— Clemzingis (@TheClemReport) January 17, 2017
Anyone should have seen this coming from Golden State. They had lost four straight games to Cleveland. If Cavs were to win this game, they would have a mansion inside Warriors’ brain. The defending Western Conference delivered the smackdown by the tune of 78 first half points, and Dubs were up by 29 at the break. They ended up winning the game by 25, and the message has been sent to Cavaliers. “We still know how to beat you, and it’s not going to be easy come June.”
Here's what the #Warriors Draymond Green had to say postgame tonight: pic.twitter.com/bJDbrQDrnX
— Rachel Nichols (@Rachel__Nichols) January 17, 2017
Green’s comments after the game make also lean towards rivalry side of things. I didn’t blog it last week, but it’s such a passive move by James to not call this a ‘rivalry.’ It’s our generation’s Bird-Magic, and we’ll probably never get something close to this again. The only person who doesn’t see this as a rivalry is LeBron himself.