If you’re a Warriors fan, you’ve got a lot of s–t on your plate for the next few days. You have to remain drunk. You have to wander the streets, looking for other Warriors fans you can scream WOOOOOO! at on sight. You have to find a police car to topple over and burn (here’s a bottle of lighter fluid to get you going on that). You have to jump into the ocean because Klay Thompson (rightfully) made it sound like the most important thing in the world, only to remember that the ocean water in San Francisco is colder than the royal family. You have to forcefully wedge Steph Curry into the GOAT conversation and get everyone all argue-y about that particular topic all over again.
But I have one last other, vital thing I need you to do. I want you to remember what’s REALLY important right now, which is that the Celtics lost. Because they did. Isn’t that great? They lost this series, and they can’t un-lose it. They’ll never have a chance to win the 2022 Finals ever again, and that’s f–king great. Are the Celtics themselves an admirable team? Yes. Has hating Boston sports teams solely because of their fans become a tired cliché? Yes. Did I just acknowledge all that as a way of pardoning myself before I go indulging in the cliché for the millionth time? I did. I regret nothing.