It happened again. It happened again. The Golden State Warriors blew another three one lead. You wouldn’t dream about it. You wouldn’t even consider it. It’s outrageous. It’s ridiculous. It’s downright preposterous. But somehow it’s happened. Again. Again.
After collapsing in on themselves in the 2016 NBA Finals, coughing up a 3-1 series lead to the Cleveland Cavaliers and becoming the butt of an incredibly funny joke in the process, you’d think something like that would simply never occur again.
And yet today, in Game 2 of their first-round playoff series against the LA Clippers, it did: The Warriors coughed up a 31-point lead – THIRTY ONE POINT LEAD – and somehow let the Clippers steal an impossible 135 – 131 win. That is the largest successful comeback in NBA Playoff history, just FYI.
Familiar lead for the Warriors ???? pic.twitter.com/H9VSlGRM0A— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) April 16, 2019
If you thought for even a second that the internet was gonna let the Warriors get away with shitting the bed to the tune of *that specific number combination*… hoo boy.
Social media has lit up like NYE fireworks following the spectacular capitulation, with gags and memes and everything in between flying thick and fast.
Folks, there aren’t many things better or funnier than the Golden State Warriors falling ass over tit. Get the reactions into ya.
Warriors blew a 31 points lead? pic.twitter.com/60Lvktj04M— Cowboy Kof (@KofieYeboah) April 16, 2019
No one:— David (@davids3bastian) April 16, 2019
Everyone when the warriors blew a 31 point lead at home: pic.twitter.com/8VafkIxNYJ
Warriors blew a 31 point lead. Most in playoff history. pic.twitter.com/dYJRVQBujQ— HoopMixOnly (@HoopMixOnly) April 16, 2019
The Warriors blew a 31 point lead pic.twitter.com/mPCTVDYXde— Barstool Sports (@barstoolsports) April 16, 2019
THE WARRIORS BLEW A 31-POINT LEAD.— Shahbaz Khan (@ShahbazMKhan) April 16, 2019
PUT THESE NUMBERS IN THE RAFTERS.
The Warriors blew a 31-point lead pic.twitter.com/7s3oNeVOWU— Complex Sports (@ComplexSports) April 16, 2019
The Warriors blew a 31 point lead ???? pic.twitter.com/i7pCDJk2NO— NBA Central (@TheNBACentral) April 16, 2019
After watching Warriors blow a 31 point lead in the playoffs— JOE (@JWepp) April 16, 2019
The Warriors blew a 31 point lead where they shot 45 FREE THROWS pic.twitter.com/fpXlnukixz— 6lack Star (@Jaywop6) April 16, 2019
The Warriors, after they get a lead with the numbers “3” and “1” together pic.twitter.com/CegxYNpBfT— NOTSportsCenter (@NOTSportsCenter) April 16, 2019
How fans of every other team be when the Warriors lose pic.twitter.com/89yNoWpkt0— Josiah Johnson (@KingJosiah54) April 16, 2019
Warriors have 45 free throw attempts pic.twitter.com/vfhVn5lwrT— Adam Abramson (@Adam_Abramson1) April 16, 2019
Golden State losing in a game involving anything to do with the numbers 3 and 1: It’s never not funny. It’s the good shit. It sustains us all.