The petty is real in the NBA. It’s most definitely real when it comes to two huge rivals in the form of the Cleveland Cavaliers and Golden State Warriors.
That once again came out on social media after Cleveland was absolutely destroyed by the Minnesota Timberwolves on Monday night, 127-99.
Here, you will see the Warriors’ official Instagram account liking a Timberwolves post about beating Cleveland.
— Jaryd Wilson (@JarydWilson) January 9, 2018
The artistry is real here. It’s low-key trolling in the best possible way.
In the 28-point loss, LeBron James actually finished with the worst plus-minus of his career, seeing the Wolves outscore his Cavs by 39 with him on the court.
A bit further west, the Warriors took care of business against Denver by the score of 124-114 for their fifth consecutive win. They close up the first half of the season at 33-8 and with the best record in the NBA.
Just imagine the drama that would unfold if Golden State and Cleveland met in the NBA Finals for the fourth consecutive year. They’re both extremely petty. And to say that relationships have soured between players on the two teams would be an understatement.