7 Reasons You Should Pull For The Warriors in Game 7
The Golden State Warriors were the NBA's golden boys (pun very much intended) during the 2015-16 NBA season, but slowly, more and more legions of NBA fans are flocking over to the side of the Cleveland Cavaliers. It could a simple case of bandwagoning, it could be a case of people turning on Draymond Green, it could be a case of people just sick of the Warriors, whatever. The thing is, they'll need your support going into what is sure to be a Game 7 that shan't be forgot, so here are 7 reason you should dig your Tim Hardaway jersey out of storage and pull for GSW in Game 7.
1) Matthew Dellavedova Will Get A Ring If They Don't
I was going to reserve this spot for JR Smith, but to his credit, Smith has been a solid contributor for the Cavs in these Finals. Dellavedova, on the other hand, has been up to his usual shenanigans, which appear to be getting on everyone's nerves and committing unnecessary and dirty fouls. I cannot, for the live of me, live in a world where Russ Westbrook, Kevin Durant, Chris Paul and Damien Lilliard don't have rings and Matthew Dellavedova does. That just seems so wrong.
2) Oakland Doesn't Have Anything Else
The city of Oakland needs this. Because if the Dubs don't win another title, it means they have nothing to look forward to other than Silicon Valley on HBO and A's baseball....quick, other than Sonny Gray (he of a 5.54 ERA by the way), name five players on the A's without looking. It shouldn't be that hard. And yeah, the Raiders actually look like they have a chance they won't be a complete laughingstock of an organization (the same can't be said about their Bay Area counterparts in San Francisco), but you just know
Jim Carrey's character from Dumb and Dumber Mark Davis (above) will find a way to mess it up.
3) Summer of the Take
Hey remember how the hot takes spread like wildfire when Cam Newton dared lose the Super Bowl? I'm not looking forward to the 45,234 thoughtpieces that call Stephen Curry immature if they lose these Finals. Look, Curry was wrong to
go full LeBron react the way he did when he fouled out in Game 6, no matter how ridiculous the call. But there's no reason to give him the immature label after that one incident. Heck, if they dare let Skip Bayless in the same room as Colin Cowherd at FS1, the room would be set on fire based on how hot the "Curry loses the Finals" take would be.
4) Think of Riley
Look at her. Do it. Do you really want that face to be streaming with tears? No, of course you don't. You want her going nuts for her dad's second title in a row. Don't deny her that, man.
5) Pray For Luke
Luke Walton is basically in college right now. He's in the (pretty much) non-stop party scene that is Golden State Warriors basketball. And he's just about to graduate and head out into the real world....which in this case, is the Los Angeles Lakers....a Lakers team that isn't going to have an over the hill Kobe Bryant to distract from the fact that the team is very, very, very bad and won't be good for awhile, especially considering the fact that the team's best players are a guy who calls himself "Swaggy P" despite there being no semblance of a P in his name, and a young guard who recorded the aforementioned Swaggy P character because that's totally a normal thing to do. Let Walton enjoy one more sweet victory before leaving....please. It's the least you can do for giving all his wins to Steve Kerr.
6) Hasn't David Blatt Suffered Enough?
How angry must David Blatt be every time they run one of those pieces that basically say "The Difference Between Tyronn Lue and David Blatt Is That They Don't Flat Out Hate Lue"? And it's not even like Blatt can see "Oh, I'll show them, I'll get em next year!" because he's out in Turkey coaching a team that has Luke Harangody, Scottie Wilbekin, and Reggie Redding...so great if you're coaching a college hoops team in 2008, not so much coaching a pro team in 2016....the poor guy couldn't even get another NBA job. Even the KNICKS were like "Lol, no thanks". Blatt doesn't need this. So make him proud, Warriors. Also, you just know Lue, should he get the win, is going to call out Allen Iverson or something. That's not going to end well.
7) Brace Yourselves...The LeBron Apologists Are Coming
Now, I'm no fan of LeBron James, but I can admit two things. First, he's a tremendous basketball player and athlete, and admitting otherwise is stupid and naive. And I can also say his supporters are wayyyyyyy worse than he'll ever be. You know you have a LeBron fan cornered because they have two failsafes. "You're just a hater" and "Appreciate greatness!" Wonderful. Also, I am NOT looking forward to, if the Cavs win, the onslaught of Jordan/LeBron arguments because that argument is about to become 50x more insufferable if the Cavs win. I can see the new talking points being developed now....
"JUST IMAGINE IF BRON HAD KYRIE AND LOVE LAST YEAR, SO THIS COUNTS AS TWO TITLES!!!!"
"JORDAN NEVER CAME BACK FROM 3-1 IN THE FINALS!!!!"
Ugh. LeBron apologists, next to St. Louis Cardinals fans and DeflateGate extremists (to either argument) may be the worst subculture in sports. For the love of God, Warriors, I'm not ready for a full summer of this. Save us...
Geoff Magliocchetti is on Twitter @GeoffMags5490
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