The choke job is complete, to the disappointment of many NBA fans. But meme makers are happy: It’s time to make fun of Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook and the Oklahoma City Thunder, praise Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors, while also throwing a jab or two at LeBron James.
Why James? Because he was probably counting on the Thunder to stop the Warriors. It sure looked like it as Oklahoma City took a 3-1 lead in the series. Maybe it was choking. Maybe it was simply the Warriors showing three games in a row they’re the better team. It doesn’t matter, we have a Finals rematch.
Curry gave his best game of the series in game 7. He was at his best during the second half, while the Thunder, who once again blew a promising lead (this time 12 points), collapsed in the third quarter, scoring just 12 points to the Warriors 29. The Thunder got nothing from their bench and role players, Andre Roberson and Dion Waiters combined to shoot 4-for-20 from the field.
Now the Warriors need to see if Draymond Green can feel comfortable again, but they’re not too worried. Andre Iguodala, Klay Thompson and especially Curry make up for his weakness, that shouldn’t be as evident against a Cavaliers team that might be better than the Thunder, but doesn’t match up with Golden State very well. Meanwhile, the Thunder are now hoping they can keep Durant from bolting in free agency.