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Joel Embiid takes shot at Warriors after 76ers take 3-1 lead over Nets

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Joel Embiid takes shot at Warriors after 76ers take 3-1 lead over Nets

It's time to come to terms with the fact that the 3-1 jokes are never going to stop.

The Warriors entered the NBA playoffs as the odds-on favorite to win their third straight NBA championship, and yet all anyone wants to talk about is the 2016 NBA Finals.

Earlier this week, the Breaking T-shirt company trolled the Warriors for blowing a 31-point lead to the Clippers in Game 2 of their first-round series with special shirts. As you probably have figured out, 31 also doubles as 3-1. How clever.

Well, now we can add Joel Embiid to the list of people who continue to bring up the Warriors' collapse in the 2016 NBA Finals.

After the Philadelphia 76ers beat the Brooklyn Nets 112-108 in Game 4 on Saturday to take a 3-1 series lead, Embiid was asked how important the win was and he, of course, had to take a swing at the Warriors.

Don't tempt fate, Joel.

Considering how top-heavy the Eastern Conference is, this might be Embiid's only opportunity to take a shot at the defending champs because it's probably not going to come on the court in June.

[RELATED: Draymond lost 23 pounds in six weeks to get ready for playoffs]

After the 76ers' second-round flop in last year's playoffs, you'd think Embiid would be more focused on the task at hand instead of cracking jokes after a narrow win over the upstart Nets.

But after you drop 31 points and pull down 16 rebounds, we guess you can make all the jokes you want.

Warriors' Draymond Green won't be rooting for 49ers in Super Bowl 54

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Warriors' Draymond Green won't be rooting for 49ers in Super Bowl 54

You can say a lot of things about Warriors forward Draymond Green. But 49ers fan is not among them.

After Friday's shootaround ahead of a matchup with the Indiana Pacers at Chase Center, Green was asked who he's rooting for in Super Bowl LIV.

"It's definitely good to see the Niners having the success they're having," Green said to reporters. "Obviously for me, my brother is on Kansas City, Frank Clark, so I'm definitely rooting for him to get a Super Bowl. No disrespect to the Niners."

[RELATED: Ask Kerith: Is Chase starting to feel like home for Dubs?]

Green went on to explain that he's a Steelers fan, as he liked the black and gold color scheme during his younger days.

Even as his team has moved its headquarters into San Francisco, Green isn't going to pick against one of his close friends.

Warriors star Steph Curry shares his favorite Stephen Jackson story

Warriors star Steph Curry shares his favorite Stephen Jackson story

The Warriors drafted Steph Curry in June 2009, and traded Stephen Jackson a couple weeks into the 2009-10 season.

So the two were not teammates for very long, but it was long enough to create some memories.

And on the most recent episode of Showtime's "All the Smoke" with Jackson and Matt Barnes, Curry shared his favorite "Stack Jack" story:

"This was probably like two weeks before you got traded -- we were on a road trip in Indiana, and like seven of us went to a steakhouse right down the street from the hotel.

"The day before, somebody had started rumblings about your trade rumors and (how) you were unhappy and (how) people in the locker room were unhappy -- media taking over, doing what they do.

"And I remember sitting at the dinner table, and you called up this reporter and cussed him out so bad for writing some untruthful article (laughing). And I'm sitting there, like (laughing) "This how we do it! OK. This how we do it!' I was crying (laughing).

"I was crying. That just told me when he knows what he knows and he's passionate about something, he's gonna let you know."

[RELATED: Steph tells story of encouraging call he got from Monta]

The visual of Jackson cussing out a reporter in the middle of a restaurant is just fantastic, and very on-brand.

"Stack Jack" stories never get old.

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