In June 2016, the Golden State Warriors had a 3-1 lead in the NBA Finals against the Cleveland Cavaliers. The Warriors had gone 73-9 in the regular season, the best mark in league history. They boasted the league's first unanimous MVP in Stephen Curry. They had the best coach and best player and best team chemistry. Everything had come easily for them. What could go wrong? They blew the 3-1 lead.
Tonight, a Presidential Debate attendee reminded viewers of that fact. The person held up a sign reading, "The Warriors Blew a 3-1 Lead in The NBA Finals."
This is one of the best signs we've seen in recent memory. It's up there with the kid who put his Venmo ID on a sign at College Gameday reading, "Hi Mom! Send beer money" and actually received more than 2,000 donations.
Oh, and this one, also from Presidential Debate coverage.
This off-season, non-Warriors fans have gotten joy from reminding Warriors fans and the sports world at large about the Warriors choking in the Finals. So much has gone the Warriors' way the past two years that NBA fans are sick of them. They quickly became villains. And, of course, it's fun to laugh at a villain's misfortune.
Does bringing a sign to a political debate celebrating the Warriors' failure seem like too much? Perhaps it's not enough. You could also get a "3-1 Lead" license plate.
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