Sport might be an unforgiving bastard at the best of times, but sports fans on the internet have literally no chill.

The Golden State Warriors managed to pull-off one of the all-time great comebacks in NBA history today, dragging themselves back from a 3-1 series deficit in the Western Conference Finals to take out Game 7 and book themselves a return trip to the NBA Finals.

In doing so they become only the 3rd defending NBA Champion to come back from a 3-1 playoff series deficit. And they did so on the back of guts, determination, and an offensive unit that continually manages to find its feet when it matters the absolute most.

On the back of the most successful regular season of all time, the win today was just another page written in the on-going book of one of the greatest teams the sport of basketball has ever seen.

The celebrations in the Bay Area have been wild and raucous, as their team now turns their attentions to a Cleveland Cavaliers side that will prove far more difficult to overcome than the version of the team they faced in last year’s finals series.

And yet, here we bloody well are and all we can do is hang seven shades of shit on the Oklahoma City Thunder for what’s surely gotta go down as one of the most astonishing chokes you’ll ever, ever see.

Practically from the moment the Thunder huddled at the end of Game 7’s 3rd quarter – one in which they capitulated to the tune of 29 points to 12 – the Crying Jordan gags began pelting down like tears in the rain.

And the jokes and jibes from those keen to go down the non-Jordan route were just as vicious, too.

Whilst Thunder fans, players, coaches, and staff might now be faced with an off-season spent searching for answers, one entirely plausible theory seems to suggest it could all be the work of an ancient curse.

You mess with the Based God, the Based God messes with you, ya feel?

Game 1 of the 2016 NBA Finals between the Golden State Warriors and the Cleveland Cavaliers is scheduled for 11am (Aus time) this coming Friday.

Game on.

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