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Draymond trolls Cavs with 'Quickie' shirt

Draymond trolls Cavs with 'Quickie' shirt

Last year, LeBron James exited the Cavs flight home to hoist the Larry O'Brien trophy after defeating the Warriors in Game 7 while wearing an "Ultimate Warrior" shirt. This year, it's Draymond Green's turn.

Green celebrated with fans at the Warriors Championship Parade and Rally wearing a t-shirt that read "Quickie." The "Q" is identical to the "Q" logo for the Cavaliers home -- Quicken Loans Arena. With a blue a gold theme, the shirt also features the Larry O'Brien trophy.

"The Q: That's what those guys' arena is called. And we got them out of there quickie," Green explained to Ros Gold-Onwude.

"We actually got them made in Cleveland. How about that? I'm petty. I've been waiting for a while," Green added, citing James previous barbs -- the "Ultimate Warrior" shirt and cookies at his Halloween party that were decorated with Warriors tombstones and "3-1" -- as motivation.

Though many expected a long series this year, like last year's seven-game battle, the Warriors defeated the Cavs 4-1 after jumping out to a 3-0 lead.

Green, 27, averaged 13.1 points, 9.1 rebounds, 6.5 assists, 1.8 steals, 1.6 blocks and 34.9 minutes per game during the Warriors 16-1 playoff run.

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UPDATE (Thursday at 12:25pm) -- Before the parade was even over, James posted his reponse to Instagram.

.... That's what she said, HUH?!?!? šŸ¤”šŸ¤”šŸ˜‚šŸ˜‚.

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Green "liked" James' post and commented with 10 laughing-face emojis. He also responded with a post of his own...

Them dubs finally made him go bald!!! Congrats bro @kingjames

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Klay Thompson randomly interviewed on local NYC news about scaffolding

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Klay Thompson randomly interviewed on local NYC news about scaffolding

With a big break until their next game, the Warriors spent a couple days in New York City.

Klay Thompson spent part of his Monday walking around the city.

And as only Thompson could, he wound up appearing on a local news report. But he wasn't talking about basketball. Not even close.

Courtesy of Twitter user @MP_Trey, Thompson was interviewed on Fox 5 NY to talk about ... scaffolding.

"I usually observe if the piping and stuff is new. Sometimes, you know, something looks like it's been there a while, I try to avoid that," Thompson said in the report.

You can watch the odd video here:

The time Bob Myers questioned Mark Jackson's decision: 'I was wrong'

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The time Bob Myers questioned Mark Jackson's decision: 'I was wrong'

Remember when Mark Jackson was the head coach of the Warriors?

During a recent conversation with ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski, Warriors GM Bob Myers shared the following story:

"I made a mistake with Mark one time -- after a game we lost, I went up to him right after we lost and asked him -- I think Curry had been having a big game and he ran a play for Carl Landry to take a shot to win the game; and it was a good play and it was a good shot.

"And I went up to Mark and I went, 'Did you think about Curry?' And he looked at me, and you could tell he was kind of containing himself, and he said, 'It was a good play. It was a good play.' And I look at him and I thought, 'I will never do that again.' If I don't trust the decisions the coach makes, then he's not the right coach.

"The coach gets to decide, right? I learned that lesson with Mark that I was completely out of line in asking him. And I apologized, and I'll never forget that lesson that I learned for myself ... I was wrong. And I learned that. So you learn more from mistakes sometimes. I don't do the debriefing with my coach after the game. Win or lose."

The Warriors fired Jackson a couple days after dropping Game 7 to the Clippers in the opening round of the playoffs.

Myers was named NBA Executive of the Year in 2015 and 2017.

Drew Shiller is the co-host of Warriors Outsiders. Follow him on Twitter @DrewShiller