The Halloween party thrown by LeBron James for his Cavaliers teammates and crew was certainly a wildly costumed bash. It also served as the perfect vehicle for taking a few spooky jabs at the rival Warriors.
One photo from the party posted online by DJ Steph Floss, who bills himself as “the official DJ of the NBA’s Cleveland Cavaliers,” showed a skeleton playing a drum kit with the phrase “3-1 Lead” on the front. That, of course, refers to the advantage Golden State held in the NBA Finals before James and the Cavs staged an unprecedented rally.
Another photo taken at the Halloween bash showed that James was not above playfully declaring that a specific pair of Warriors had been rendered dead and buried. That would be Golden State’s all-star back-court duo of Steph Curry and Klay Thompson.
Those little tombstones were part of a dessert spread that James himself showed off on his own Instagram account. (“Phenomenal,” indeed!) At this point, we can only wonder if, somewhere else in there, Draymond Green and Andre Iguodala were given similar treatment.
We’ll see if this winds up as bulletin-board material for the Warriors, especially with them and the Cavs heavily favored to meet in the Finals for a third straight year. However, it only seems fair, given a comment Curry made in January, when his squad visited Cleveland for the first time since winning the 2014-15 NBA title on the Quicken Loans Arena floor. Of the visitors’ locker room there, the Golden State star said, “Hopefully, it still smells a little bit like champagne.”