James, upon his return to Cleveland, wore an “Ultimate Warriors” T-shirt – equally celebrating the Cavs’ 2016 championship and mocking the Warriors for blowing a 3-1 lead in the Finals.
Fast forward to Thursday, three days after Golden State won its second title in three seasons with a Game 5 win over Cleveland. At the championship parade, Green took it upon himself to show up the Cavaliers.
Green’s T-shirt read: “Quickie,” with a big “Q” and the Larry O’Brien trophy next to it.
That’s Q as in Quicken Loans Arena, where the Cavaliers play, and reminding LeBron and his teammates how quickly the Warriors finished them off this time around.
James apparently was tuned in.
He responded on Instagram.
Could there be a third encore in store for the teams in the 2017-18 postseason?
For now, it looks as if Green got the last word in.
A crowd that was estimated could swell to nearly 1.5 million turned out for the Warriors’ victory march through Oakland. It began at 10 a.m. at Broadway and 11th Street in downtown.
Fans found creative ways, too, to offer their support. One pregnant fan, The Associated Press reported, even painted the Warriors’ logo on her stomach.