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The Dubs sweep their way to the NBA Finals and Twitter reacts

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THEY’RE the NBA title favourites for a reason and the Golden State Warriors showed exactly why by smashing a depleted San Antonio Spurs in a 4-0 clean sweep that divided Twitter.

The Dubs were just too good for the Spurs, putting them away easily in Game Four to reach their third straight NBA Finals series, with obvious redemption on their minds as they lost to the Cleveland Cavaliers in 2016.

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That record breaking Warriors line up just keeps racking up the stats, this time becoming the only team in NBA history to start the playoffs 12-0.

Other teams have had a perfect record going into the finals, but that was when the first round of the playoffs was a best of five equation, rather than the current best of seven.

It’s hard not to admire the remarkable play of the likes of Kevin Durant, Draymond Green and Klay Thompson as they romp their way through the playoffs.

Oh, yeah, and there’s this guy, of course:

What an absolute monster.

Same guy again, but we just love this photoshop. It’s a far cry from the meme storm surrounding the Warriors surrendering a 3-1 lead in last year’s NBA Finals to the Cleveland Cavaliers.

One of the sad, but heart warming things about the Warriors’ sweep of the Spurs is Manu Ginobili.

At 39 years of age, he has surely played his last NBA game.

And the fans absolutely knew it, giving there Argentine star and Spurs great a standing ovation as he came to the bench at the end of the fourth quarter, looking clearly emotional.

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And the fans in Texas didn’t stop their, going absolutely wild for their champion as he left the floor following the final buzzer.

You only have to look at the man’s statistics to appreciate his greatness as one of the best imports of his generation.

And this highlight reel finish definitely deserved its own .gif:

But has he retired? There’s nothing official yet.

Whoever is running the NBA’s Twitter feed probably got the sack for this Tweet during Game Three of the Cleveland Cavaliers and Boston Celtics Eastern Conference Finals series:

For most normal humans, as a comedian, Amy Schumer is not in the same league as comedic genius Dave Chappelle’s bags. And yet, some how, some way, they failed to recognise him – or it was an epic troll that may have slightly missed the mark… only slightly.

And, of course, Twitter lost its collective mind.

But at least it can be fixed:

Speaking of the Cavs, after smashing the Celtics in the opening two games in Boston, they wet the bed in Game Three in Cleveland, an Avery Bradley buzzer beater giving the Celtics the game and reducing the margin to 2-1 and, as the tweet says, pulling off one of the biggest upsets in NBA playoff history:

And what made the win even more remarkable was the fact that their str player, mighty mouse Isaiah Thomas, was ruled out for the rest of the playoffs after game one after suffering a hip injury that would require surgery to rectify.

And that, coupled with Boston’s superb performance left Twitter wondering just how valuable Thomas was to the franchise – especially with the Celtics’ looming number one pick odds on to be used on a point guard – with the bigger, high potential Markelle Fultz the likely choice:

The players couldn’t care less what the fans think, though, sending their love to IT after their big win through Face time.

But is he really out for the playoffs?

One of the more unbelievable things to come out of that game ws superstar LeBron James – you know, the guy that had absolutely scorched through the playoffs? – Disappearing completely:

Yes, we mean completely:

And LeBron’s stinker had many fans putting the GOAT argument between he and Michael Jordan to bed:

LBJ was clearly not very pleased about it:

Hey, the Celtics fans were pretty optimistic after LeBron’s stinker in Game Three.

And when The King committed his fourth foul in the first half, the Celtics fans were on:

But, hey, James and Kyrie made sure normal transmission was resumed pretty quickly.

Actually, it was probably more than regular transmission.

LeBron scorched, but it was Kyrie who took the lead on things, and Twitter had plenty of fun with it.

The memes came thick and fast – as they always do when LeBron is involved:

And it left some Twitter users scratching their heads:

And some of those highlight reel plays were to die for:

Also, just for a giggle – because we can:

It left the Cavs just one win away from a spot in the NBA Finals and a rematch with the Golden State Warriors – for the third time in a row.

LeBron’s former team mate Chris Bosh was back in the news after word leaked that the Miami Heat had reached a unique contractual arrangement with the NBA champion forward that would get his salary off their books, but still allow him to play for another club next season.

Bosh suffered multiple blood clots almost two years ago and has not played since, for medical reasons.

Yeah, look, Bosh was a great player, but probably not:

But the news of his impending free agency had some Twitter fans hoping for a reunion of the Heat’s Big Three – in Cleveland.

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