Posted on April 16, 2019
By Annalece Anhalt-Slaughter
Time and time again, teams get ahead of themselves and think they are the greatest… before their game is over. We saw that at Super Bowl LI when the Atlanta Falcons blew a 25-point lead in the third quarter over the New England Patriots. During the 2016 NBA Finals, the Golden State Warriors blew a 3-1 game lead against the Cleveland Cavaliers, resulting in the Larry O’Brien trophy being presented to the Cavs AT Oracle Arena. Ouch.
And last night, the Warriors did it again. They blew a 31-point lead against the Los Angeles Clippers, ultimately losing 135-131. Not only that, but this game had been officially named the greatest comeback in NBA playoff history, dethroning the Los Angeles Lakers win over the Seattle Supersonics in 1989 (a 29-point comeback).
To add insult to injury, the media is not holding back on getting in on some of the shade being thrown at Steph Curry and company. Sports Illustrated even posted a list of the 13 things to know about the Warriors blowing their lead to stay on theme. Cue the onslaught of memes and savage tweets about the Warriors not doing well when there is a lead involving the numbers 3 and 1.
Warriors really blew a 31-point lead. Man. pic.twitter.com/dOloJJnCjr— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) April 16, 2019
Just a little word of wisdom to our fans – the game isn’t over until it’s over. No matter how much of a lead you may have, anything is possible. Just make sure you’re calling plays with confidence and use your players to the best of their ability. And for those of you in our Virtual Front Office that may have a more direct line to players and coaching staff, be sure to pass that message along. Not a member of the VFO yet? Sign up here!