After a clean, but physical contest in Game 1 of the NBA Finals on Thursday night, which the Golden State Warriors won 113-91 to take a 1-0 lead over the Cleveland Cavaliers, and due to the history between the two teams, there has been plenty of talk about physicality leading up to Game 2 on Sunday night.
J.R. Smith made headlines for saying the Warriors "got one guy that keeps kicking people in the nuts," and now Tristan Thompson has joined in with another memorable quote. When asked about how he expects Game 2 to go, Thompson said, "It's going to be a wrestling match. It's going to be a wrestling match, like WWE down there."
Tristan Thompson on Game 2, esp in the paint: "It's going to be a wrestling match. It's going to be a wrestling match, like WWE down there."— Rachel Nichols (@Rachel__Nichols) June 3, 2017
OK, so I'm pretty sure Thompson was just trying to say there will be a lot of contact, but a real WWE match between these two teams actually sounds awesome.
Tristan Thompson and Kevin Love vs. Kevin Durant and Zaza Pachulia for the Tag Team titles? How about LeBron James vs. Draymond Green in a No Holds Barred match?
I don't know about you, but those sound pretty fun to me. I mean, Karl Malone wrestled Dennis Rodman in WCW back in the day, so it's not totally crazy to imagine.