Tiger Woods’ incredible Masters win made the Twitter universe lose its collective mind Sunday afternoon. Warriors star Stephen Curry, who probably could have been a pro golfer if he wasn’t busy breaking 3-point records, was among the many athletes watching as Woods earned his fifth green jacket.
Curry called Woods’ victory the “greatest comeback story in sports.” It’s certainly in the conversation considering Woods hadn’t won a major in more than a decade.
Greatest comeback story in sports! Congrats @TigerWoods Let me hold one of those 5 jackets one time!
— Stephen Curry (@StephenCurry30) April 14, 2019
So, here’s the thing…
The Warriors finished the 2015-16 regular season with the best record in league history (73-9), and Curry became the NBA’s first unanimous MVP. Golden State then infamously blew a 3-1 lead against LeBron James and the Cavs in the 2016 NBA Finals, leading to an entire offseason (and beyond) of 3-1 jokes.
Lmao you know what’s coming
— ℓσиg ℓινє тнє ριмρ 🎲 (@POPABlTCH) April 14, 2019
Curry’s “comeback” phrasing was basically a fastball right down the middle of the plate for Twitter users. Cue the Cavs highlights.
Are you sure about that?? pic.twitter.com/xNv6OzfZ02
— Chad Naquin (@Chaquin27) April 14, 2019
— Ritual ItsSlayerGamer (Matt Ursem) (@ItsSlayerGamer) April 14, 2019
Did someone say greatest comeback? 3-1 pic.twitter.com/wKOwXNOX1J
— Money-Maker Mike (@madjr83) April 14, 2019
Me when I read this tweet. pic.twitter.com/t3q2X8ogis
— Ivan (@ivancanfield) April 14, 2019
— IG: LindoSosa (@EzeSosa13) April 14, 2019
— Grant Goldberg (@GrantGoldberg) April 14, 2019
— Thomas Duffy (@TJDhoops) April 14, 2019
Now Steph, https://t.co/vudGeFiv4c
— Chloe Jackson Fan Acct. (@NekiasNBA) April 14, 2019
Just when you think 3-1 is going to die, it returns with a vengeance.
Warriors forward Draymond Green said it best.
Man 3-1 sucks
— Draymond Green (@Money23Green) November 3, 2016