LeBron James isn’t going down without a fight.
It had been four days since the Golden State Warriors claimed their second NBA championship in the past three years by defeating the Cleveland Cavaliers. And as is protocol, Golden State celebrated with a massive parade around the Bay Area on Thursday, carrying the trophy, smoking cigars and celebrating with hundreds of thousands of fans lining the streets.
But Draymond Green wasn’t ready to take his mind off of Cleveland just yet. While celebrating his second championship with his Warriors teammates, Green sensed an opportunity to troll the Cavs’ performance in the Finals.
Green donned a black T-shirt that poked fun at the Cavaliers’ arena that’s owned by Quicken Loans. The shirt had the Quicken’s staple “Q” on it, but instead of spelling out Quicken, it spelled out “Quickie” over an image of the Larry O’Brien Trophy.
The shirt seems to be a direct reference to Cleveland and how fast the Warriors got through the series against the Cavs, winning by a 4-1 margin. He was later asked what the shirt meant in an interview, and he described it to a reporter.
“The ‘Q’ that’s what those guys’ arena is called,” Green said. “We got them out of here quick, quickie.”
Green said that he was responsible for the idea of the shirt, and someone in the organization made them. He added that the shirts were even made in Cleveland.
But the ‘Quickie’ shirt sure didn’t sit well with LeBron, who clapped back at Green on Instagram with a hilarious post.
LeBron posted a picture of Green wearing the shirt and wrote the caption “that’s what she said, HUH?!?!?!”
See the post below:
Green was quick with his response back to the joke, taking a video post that LeBron sent out earlier in the day showing that he shaved his head. Green took a screenshot of James mean muggin’ the camera and insinuated that the Warriors “finally” made him go bald by winning the series.
Green wasn’t done yet, though.
Once the parade made its way to the formal championship celebration ceremony, Green grabbed the microphone and made more reference to LeBron. Without mentioning him by name, Green talked about being on the Warriors’ “superteam” and insinuated that LeBron was the first one to form a one of them.
Just last year, LeBron rocked a T-shirt that trolled the Warriors during the Cavs’ victory parade. They climbed out of a 3-1 series hole to storm back and win the franchise’s first-ever NBA championship. During the parade, LeBron wore a shirt honoring WWE legend Ultimate Warrior. Of course, that wasn’t the meaning behind it.
This isn’t the first time LeBron and Draymond have gotten into it, sarcastic or not. Green has made a living trash talking during games, and James always seems to be his No. 1 target anytime the Cavs and Warriors lock horns.
During the 2016 Finals, LeBron and Draymond got into it on the court when James stepped over Green.
Green opened up about the “beef” between the two last year, and he said it’s “overblown” and rarely leaves the floor. Believe it or not, he said that the two are friends off the court.