Even after the finals between the Golden State Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers ended, the rivalry continues to march on fervently.
The Warriors had their Championship parade on Thursday morning in Oakland. Players and their families majestically rode through the streets of the Bay Area as die-hard fans cheered passionately.
Draymond Green — no stranger to controversy — was seen wearing a shirt with the phrase “Quickie” on it. This may not seem like a huge deal, but there’s an obvious dig at the Cleveland franchise. Team owner Dan Gilbert was a principle founder of Quicken Loans — a company which now sponsors the Cavs. In fact, Cleveland’s home venue is called Quicken Loans Arena. Green not only used a play-on-words when described the short length of the series, but he also utilized the same font in which Quicken Loans is written.
LeBron James saw this, and responded via his personal Instagram page:
Why did Green opt to wear this shirt? Well, LeBron did wear a “Ultimate Warrior” shirt during Cleveland’s parade a season ago — which surely spoke to the Game 7 title-clinching win over Golden State on the road in Oakland.
When asked about the shirt in detail, here’s what Green had to say:
— NBA on TNT (@NBAonTNT) June 15, 2017
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