Draymond Green and LeBron James may be done competing on the court until next season, but their battle of trolling and social media supremacy is only beginning.
While celebrating the Warriors title at the team’s championship parade, Draymond Green was spotted wearing a shirt adorned with a picture of the Larry O’Brien Trophy and the word “Quickie,” a well-executed joke that references both the efficiency with which the Warriors finished off the Cavs and Cleveland’s home stadium, the Quicken Loans Arena.
It was none-too-subtle shot at the Cavs and a bit of revenge directed at LeBron, given the “Ultimate Warrior” shirt he wore last year after the Cavaliers came out victorious.
At the time, it was easy to think that LeBron would miss the remark. After all, he had been seen earlier in the day on Instagram, too busy in the gym, dancing, working, and showing off his newly shaven head to spend time watching the Warriors celebrate the title.
But as the parade continued, at some point LeBron became aware of the shirt and was ready to zing back at Draymond with one of the internet’s most tried and true jokes.
LeBron James hit Green with a “That’s what she said.”
The internet took notice, and were quick to declare that LeBron had won the Internet for the day. At the moment it was true — LeBron had trolled the troller. It was a move of social media jiu-jitsu the likes of which is rarely seen, especially among such high-profile personalities.
The move was so vicious that other NBA players got involved. James’ teammates J.R. Smith and Tristan Thompson popped into the comments to show their support for the Cavs superstar with a few emojis.
Even more eye-catching however were the likes on LeBron’s post — notably those of Russell Westbrook and James Harden, former teammates of Kevin Durant while the trio was together in Oklahoma City.
For a moment, it seemed as though the flame war had settled. The Warriors had gotten the best of the Cavs on the court, LeBron got the best of Draymond, and players from around the league shared a final chuckle together before the offseason.
But Draymond wasn’t going to give up that easily. Green shared a pick of the freshly shorn head of LeBron with the caption, “Them dubs finally made him go bald!!!” with “Dubs,” being a popular moniker for the Warriors.
This is a certified “shots fired” situation.
No word yet on which players from around the league have liked Draymond’s post, but rest assured that eagle-eyed followers of social media are on the case.
As for now, if appears Dray has struck the final blow in this meme war, but the night is still young, and we might be seeing the start of the NBA’s second great Social Media War.
Draymond Green: “I can’t forget the Ultimate Warrior shirt from LeBron. The 3-1 tombstone cookies. I was waiting on this moment. I’m petty.” pic.twitter.com/IDF7Ww9HgH
— Ben Golliver (@BenGolliver) June 15, 2017
Warriors won the title.
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