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Friday, November 22, 2019

Klay Thompson calls Cavs ‘idiots’ for their pettiness

Klay Thompson

Klay Thompson recalled some of the pettiness by the Cleveland Cavaliers and called them “idiots” for it.

The Golden State Warriors are returning to Cleveland to face the Cavs on Wednesday night, only this matchup is nothing like the last four Finals between the teams. LeBron James is gone, and so is the rivalry. The Warriors put an end to the LeBron days in Cleveland.

Ahead of the matchup, The Athletic’s Anthony Slater visited with many Warriors for an excellent piece reflecting on the rivalry. Thompson had a funny response when Slater reminded him about the infamous Cavaliers Halloween party that mocked the Warriors for blowing a 3-1 lead.

“Oh, yeah. Ha!” Klay said, via Slater. “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.”

1-8 in the Finals is a reference to the next two Finals meetings between the teams, both won by the Warriors — 4-1 in 2017 and via a sweep in 2018. Of course, so much of that dominance is owed to Kevin Durant joining Golden State, but Klay leaves out that part.

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