The Golden State Warriors celebrated their third NBA championship win in four years with a parade in Oakland on Tuesday, and Draymond Green decided to poke fun at LeBron James with a T-shirt.
Draymond Green Pokes Funs At LeBron With T-Shirt
Green’s black t-shirt showed a clenched fist with three championship rings, and included the word “Mood…” beneath it. The photo is a reference to a popular social media meme of classic cartoon character Arthur making a fist. The Warriors star had no shame in showing King James who was boss after Golden State swept the Cleveland Cavaliers 4-0 to win the NBA title on Friday.
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In November, James posted the meme on his Instagram page, with the same caption: “Mood…” Green responded at the time with his own Instagram photo of him sticking his tongue out during a game and used the same caption, although he claimed he was not trying to troll James by doing that.
The Warriors defeated the Cavs in their previous two NBA titles (2015, 2017), although those championship wins came after six and five games, respectively. Cleveland rallied from a 3-1 deficit in 2016 to win the championship that year.
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After Golden State won the title in 2017, Green also wore a shirt with a joke: the T-shirt read “Quickie,” a nickname for the Cavaliers’ Quicken Loans Arena.
Other people also mocked James during the Warriors’ victory parade. The King has long been considered to be the sole driving force behind the Cavaliers’ success in recent years. James returned to the Cavs, his hometown team, in 2014 after spending four years with the Miami Heat.
According to Sports Illustrated, Green will not receive a pay cut on his next deal with the Warriors like he did for his original five-year, $82 million contract in 2015.