The Ground vs. The Land.
The Golden State Warriors began their journey back to the NBA Finals yesterday afternoon with a 121-109 win over the Blazers at Oracle Arena, in which fans in attendance received shirts that read, "Defend Our Ground."
No issue there, right? Just your basic "protect this house" type slogan for the fans to rally behind.
Not so fast.
Cleveland Cavaliers fans were quick to point out that Golden State's new slogan is eerily similar to the Cavs' mantra, "Defend The Land," which somehow morphed into a "Ground vs. Land" roast on twitter.
Check out some of the reactions to the Warriors' "Defend Our Ground" t-shirts below.
"Our new slogan is due at 8:30pm tonight"— Cleveland Cam (@CamCleveland) April 16, 2017
"But boss, it's 8:18pm"
"Get it done"
1 minute to 8:30: pic.twitter.com/0blP5gNWGb
"Hey, what should our playoff shirts say?"— Cleveland Sportsline (@CLEsportsline) April 16, 2017
"I donno, let's just copy the NBA champs" pic.twitter.com/QOhpkWL4TB
Golden State's marketing department is as original as... pic.twitter.com/lXExdbRjMu— McNeil (@Reflog_18) April 16, 2017
You vs the guy she tells you not to worry about pic.twitter.com/xKMAZI77GY— 15 (@NoRibsNoRice_) April 16, 2017