So maybe the Golden State Warriors are the greatest thing to hit basketball since James Naismith knocked out the bottom of the peach basket. But there are forces in the universe that are manifestly unimpressed with the boasting of mortal men.
Like, you know, karma.
Karma doesn't care how many step-back 30-footers Steph Curry drops down the well, it's gonna do what it's gonna do. The Splash Brothers? Pffft. Seventy-three wins? Whatever. Mess with karma, you get exposed, because karma is, you know, pretty much undefeated as we understand the concept of undefeated.
And so to last night, when the Warriors were made to look like mere mortals by the Oklahoma City Thunder in Game 3 of the Western Conference finals. The Thunder rolled the Warriors like they were the Sixers, 133-105, taking a 2-1 lead in the series and looking alarmingly capable of crashing Golden State's year-long party. And, oh, yeah: At one point, Draymond Green of the Warriors did this to Steven Adams.
Now, I don't know if Green booting Adams in the tender mercies had anything to do with the Thunder going on to treat Golden State like that trash bag Juan Pablo Montoya ran over at Indianapolis yesterday. But I'm not going to say it didn't have anything to do with it, either.
Because, you know, karma. It's a you-know-what.