Someone knock some sense into Tristan Thompson.
The vitriol started when the Cleveland Cavaliers big man recently spoke to reporters during training camp. Thompson then boasted that his team is still on top of the Eastern Conference, while throwing shade at the projected contenders. The problem is, he seems to have forgotten that LeBron James left the Cavs against this summer for the Los Angeles Lakers out in the West.
We seriously want what he and JR Smith are having.
The man is technically correct on being the reigning East champs. The same cannot be said, though, about the conference favorites. The Boston Celtics are finally healthy with Kyrie Irving and Gordon Hayward. The Philadelphia 76ers are coming off their first playoff appearance since "trusting the process." The maligned Toronto Raptors now have Kawhi Leonard.
Meanwhile, Cleveland's starting point guard might be a rookie (Colin Sexton). Kevin Love is stuck in no man's land, while LeBron's replacement at small forward (Cedi Osman) just averaged 11 minutes per game last season. Aside from Love, the only remaining players from the Cavs' 2016 championship squad are Thompson, Channing Frye (re-signed), and the legendary JR Smith.
So maybe Khloe Kardashian's baby daddy would like to rethink his statements. The 15th of Keeping Up With the Kardashians is more likely to be watched than the Cavaliers' games. Also, it didn't take long before the sides that Thompson called out clapped back.
On Twitter, Boston forward Marcus Morris brought his confident rival back to reality.
Philadelphia's promising 1-2 punch of Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons can't help but comment and tag Thompson on House of Highlights' Instagram post.
Toronto didn't have a direct response to their homeboy but tweeted out this photo: