It’s been a minute since we’ve seen any basketball. The NBA Playoffs have been straight up brutal to watch, with the Cavs losing 1 (one) game and the Warriors losing none on their way to a third straight finals matchup.
The Warriors last played on May 22nd and the Cavs last played on the 25th.
But it’s over. We no longer have to watch frankly mediocre teams flail away at the Cavaliers and Warriors.
The playoffs started on April 15th, which feels like a lifetime ago, but let’s just be grateful that we finally get to watch the matchup of DESTINY.
Since the last time we actually saw a basketball game, Twitter has been blowing up with memes, highlights, statistics, and jokes, all the jokes about the Finals.
It’s times like these that we can truly appreciate the beauty of social media, filling the dead time between actual playoff games with hilarity and nice kernels of statistical interest.
Here are some of the good tweets.
Will J.R. get sauced mid-game again?
JR Smith is now first NBA player to drink beer during a game pic.twitter.com/6tjKsGT9e8
— DellyFact (@DellyFact) May 26, 2017
Will the Warriors even have a coach?
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) May 30, 2017
Lil B is excited for some NBA basketball!!
Nba finals let's go! NBA basketball – Lil B
— Lil B THE BASEDGOD (@LILBTHEBASEDGOD) May 30, 2017
Some wild NBA Finals by the numbers facts via BSO.
Some 2017 NBA Finals Trilogy Historical Notes pic.twitter.com/4QqH5j6yd5
— Robert Littal BSO (@BSO) May 30, 2017
Yeah… like I said, it’s been awhile since we actually had any ball to watch.
/checks how many days it is until the NBA Finals pic.twitter.com/xau9Zv3ruJ
— SB Nation (@SBNation) May 29, 2017
LMAO the NBA finals really don't start until Thursday pic.twitter.com/ilMaAXRouW
— Puneet (@puneetsingh) May 28, 2017
If the NBA Finals go to Game 7, it will take 18 days. Call me crazy but a playoff series shouldn't last longer than the fucking Olympics.
— Super 70s Sports (@Super70sSports) May 28, 2017
There’s definitely some good guy/bad guy dynamics.
"I'm hyped for the NBA Finals!"
"Me too! LeBron or Warriors?"
— Legends (@LegendsofCH) May 29, 2017
We always have time for A.I.’s iconic crossover… by the way, where’s that Ty Lue character now?
The Warriors really thought they could punk LeBron last year…
Come at the King… best not miss.
— NBA (@NBA) May 30, 2017
And of course, Stephen A. doesn’t know shit! His pick is truly a curse.
Stephen A bet on Warriors in 7!!! Congratulations to the Cleveland Cavaliers on winning the 2017 NBA Finals!
— Hoops Reference (@HoopsReference) May 30, 2017
Stephen A Smith just guaranteed a Cavs victory in the NBA Finals.
— NBA SKITS (@NBA_Skits) May 29, 2017
This might be the most talented Finals of all-time…
LeBron James, Stephen Curry, and Kevin Durant have won 7 of the past 8 NBA MVP's.
All set to be in the NBA Finals. pic.twitter.com/xa1nwwRSuY
— NBACentral (@TheNBACentral) May 29, 2017
The hot takers are out talking LeBron versus Mike versus Kobe, but what’s really good with who they played in the finals?
NBA Finals opponents for LeBron, Jordan, and Kobe:
LeBron’s opponents were 489-151 (.764), with an average Net Rating of +8.49. Insanity pic.twitter.com/XfbJ3Qc3ZB
— Shane Young (@YoungNBA) May 29, 2017
Aaaaaand Knicks fans are perpetually sick.
I never hated lebron for "the decision" BUT I did I hate him for goin to every Yankee game that summer pump faking like he was coming to NY
— girlboss don biggavelli (@rwxoxo) May 30, 2017