The Cavs and Warriors met four times in the NBA Finals—thank goodness we’ll finally get a fresh matchup this year—and Cleveland only claimed one of those four showdowns. It also took the most miraculous of circumstances (a 3-1 comeback, a chucked mouthguard, a groin punch, and the craziest chase-down block in NBA history) for the Cavs to pull it off. But that didn’t stop them from celebrating the epic chip—in the pettiest of ways.
When LeBron had a party the following Halloween, there were numerous decorations calling attention to the Warriors’ collapse.
This was one of the decorations at LeBron's Halloween party tonight. Legendary pic.twitter.com/DwnkLGSr0h— Jordan Zirm (@clevezirm) October 31, 2016
There were even cookies with the Warriors stars’ names on tombstones.
Asked Klay Thompson about those Cavs cookies here in Portland, and he had a very Klay answer: "Yeah, I don't get it, cuz I'm not dead." pic.twitter.com/O8M71zcqi6— Sam Amick (@sam_amick) November 1, 2016
About two years later—after the Warriors had topped the Cavs not once but twice more in the Finals—Klay Thompson got a kick out of recalling those cookies.
“Oh, yeah. Ha!” Klay said when he was reminded of the party. “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.”
The Lakers have long been rumored to be interested in signing Thompson this summer (his father played for the Showtime Lakers), but LeBron’s cookie stunt likely won’t help matters.