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Prepare yourself for inevitable Drake-Kevin Durant NBA Finals trash talk

Prepare yourself for inevitable Drake-Kevin Durant NBA Finals trash talk

Brace yourself: Social media shade is coming.

With the Toronto Raptors' 100-94 win over the Milwaukee Bucks on Saturday night at Scotiabank Arena, Kawhi Leonard and Co. now will face the Warriors in the 2019 NBA Finals. 

While the on-court matchup between the Warriors and Raptors will bring loads of drama, the almost-guaranteed trash talk between rapper and Raptors superfan Drake and Kevin Durant might end up being the main event. 

Drake has taken over Spike Lee's mantle as the NBA's biggest celebrity fan. He's gotten under the skin of countless Raptors opponents in recent seasons.

Bucks head coach Mike Budenholzer wasn't a fan of Drake rubbing Raptors head coach Nick Nurse's shoulders during Game 4 of the Eastern Conference finals. Drake mocked Philadelphia 76ers star Joel Embiid during Toronto's second-round series. He famously got into it with Cleveland Cavaliers center Kendrick Perkins during last year's Eastern Conference semifinals.

In the lead up to the 2019 NBA Finals, which begin Thursday at Scotiabank Arena, Drake is sure to take a social-media jab at the Warriors, even though he sports Curry and Durant tattoos, and will absolutely jaw during Games 1, 2, 5 and 7 (if the latter two are necessary).

Durant, who is rehabbing from a strained calf that likely will force him to miss the beginning of the NBA Finals, won't be afraid to clap back.

The two-time NBA Finals MVP recently has been involved in a Twitter spat with FOX Sports' Chris Broussard and isn't shy about engaging with people on social media.

Durant and Drake had a back-and-forth earlier this season when the Warriors played in Toronto, and the rapper wore a snakeskin Durant jersey to his concert at Oracle Arena in October.

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Durant and Drake are friends but that doesn't mean the social-media barbs won't start flying the minute the rapper tries to get under the Warriors' skin early on in The Finals.

Get your popcorn ready.

Warriors’ NBA draft lottery picks since 1990, ranked from worst to best

Warriors’ NBA draft lottery picks since 1990, ranked from worst to best

It's been a while since the Warriors had an NBA draft pick in the lottery.

But due to Kevin Durant's departure and injuries to Steph Curry and Klay Thompson, the Warriors own the worst record in the NBA and will have one of the top picks in the 2020 draft.

Before general manager Bob Myers and the Warriors' front office add a top talent to the roster, let's look back at all the lottery picks the franchise has made since 1990.

From Tyrone Hill in 1990 to Harrison Barnes in 2012, here are the Warriors' last 17 lottery picks ranked from worst to best.

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Trae Young says he'll catch Steph Curry as NBA's best shooter in 1 year

Trae Young says he'll catch Steph Curry as NBA's best shooter in 1 year

In light of the coronavirus outbreak putting all American sports on an indefinite pause, hot takes have become the topic du jour for fans relegated to their homes.

While joining “The Big Podcast with Shaq,” Atlanta Hawks star Trae Young was pressed on the many comparisons the young point guard draws to Warriors star Steph Curry.

On the subject of taking over Curry’s title as the NBA’s most feared shooter, Young doesn’t think it will be long before he overtakes Steph.

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It’s hard to take any stock in this statement given how much Shaq pressed the 21-year-old to answer.

But Young’s talent is unmistakable, and there’s a chance we’ll see Young resetting the record books one day the way Curry has throughout his 11 years in the NBA.

A year though? I’d imagine Curry and his teammates would disagree with that timeline.