The Golden State Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers have history.
The two teams have met in the last two NBA Finals, and have a good shot of meeting in June for a third consecutive season.
The Warriors probably would welcome that matchup, as you have to expect they are eager to avenge last year’s NBA Finals collapse in which they blew a 3-1 series lead.
So while Golden State might have a bone to pick with Cleveland, it apparently is a fan of the Cavs’ playoff rallying cry.
After the Cavaliers adopted the “Defend the Land” mantra, the Warriors countered with a phrase of their own that’s eerily similar, which prompted a roast of Golden State on Twitter.
The Warriors certainly defended their ground this season, as they posted the league’s best record in the regular season at 67-15.
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