With the Cleveland Cavaliers facing elimination in Game 5 of the NBA Finals, things got heated leading to an unusual altercation and and plenty of laughs on social media.
The incident came in the second quarter when Kyrie Irving drove baseline in an attempt to stop an absolute torrent of offense coming from the Golden State Warriors. Irving’s floater missed, with David West grabbing the rebound for the Warriors, but Irving was able to hustle, tussle, and get inside to force a jump ball.
When the whistle blew, West kept on throwing his elbows while trying to get sole possession of the ball, and Irving’s teammate Tristan Thompson jumped to his defense. The whistles blew, technical fouls were assessed.
But then ABC showed the replay. It turns out Thompson and West came closer and closer. In fact, they seemed to get a little too close for an altercation.
Needless to say, Twitter had an absolute field day.
We’ve collected some of our favorites below.
From forth the fatal loins of these two foes
A pair of star-cross’d lovers take their life pic.twitter.com/rOzSp2dkA8
— Caitlin Kelly (@caitlin__kelly) June 13, 2017
— The Office (@OfficeScenes) June 13, 2017
“…I reject absolutely revenge, aggression, and retaliation. The foundation of such a method… is love. I love you Tristan Thompson.” pic.twitter.com/Xr68SQTRho
— Micah Peters (@micahpeters_) June 13, 2017
this is the future liberals want pic.twitter.com/8i9lzXeBq0
— Grant Goldberg (@GrantGoldberg) June 13, 2017
As of the time of this writing, the game is still going, but there is a good chance this will be the highlight of the night.