A thick fog has blanketed the western bays of San Francisco where the Golden State Warriors will host the Boston Celtics in Game 1 tonight.
Overnight Sam Amick and I told you about two key warriors – Steve Kerr and Klay Thompson – who are growing up Laker fans and therefore learning what it means to not like the Celtics. On the other hand, both Jayson Tatum and Grant Williams are two Celtics who have fired for Golden State in past playoffs against the Cavs.
Williams, who played in Tennessee for three seasons from 2016 to 2019, said: “I wanted to go for the Warriors at the time because I’m a Draymond guy.
“That was a fun moment for me because my teammates were all pro-LeBron, like Admiral Schofield, who plays with the Magic, all these guys bet on the Cavs,” Williams said. “When they hit her I talked so much rubbish for a week. It’s kind of funny to come into that arena at the Chase Center and play against a team that’s still with the success that they’ve had.
“You acknowledge that, but at the same time I’m not a fan anymore.”
Tatum was in high school for the Warriors’ first title in 2015 and said he was drawing for them because David Lee went to the same high school in St. Louis as him.
“I had just finished my junior year and David Lee,” Tatum said. “I’ve been watching them for a long time.”