Darn you Bernie Sanders! Apparently the Golden State warriors had a more valid reason for losing… It was all Bernie Sander’s fault! Well that’s what the superstitious people on the internet are saying.
Bernie Sanders attended the second half of Game 7 in the Warriors-Thunder series. He compared the Warriors previous comeback, from being down 3-1, to his campaign for the 2016 Democratic Nomination. He tweeted, “I like comebacks” after the Warriors won the series. “The Warriors were down 3-1 and they turned it around and I think that that’s what we’re going to do, too. A very good omen for our campaign” Sanders stated and when asked if the Warriors won because of him he replied with a smile, “Absolutely. No question about it. What other explanation is there?”
It’s pretty clear that Bernie’s parallel between his campaign and the Warriors is all in good humor. However, the fact that he said these things caused Golden State fans to latch onto his theory in an illogically superstitious way. Rippa, the creator of Madness: The Intersection of Reality writes, “…some of Bernie’s un-luck and shitty math rubbed off on them.” Then he titles the next segment of his article, ‘Blaming Bernie Makes Perfect Sense.’ He goes on saying, “…and (Bernie Sanders) just jinxed the fuck out of the Warriors.” He continues mentioning how he knows it sounds crazy but it’s better than blaming Steph Curry and praising LeBron James. He may have written the article with heavy sarcasm but nevertheless I’m sure others blame Sanders too.
After letting the championship slip through his fingers, Steph Curry was very disappointed along with the rest of the Warriors. A big lead in the series vanished as he and the team could not measure up to the relentless Cavs. Finally finished with post-game interviews, Curry headed back to his car with his wife and 3-year-old daughter, Riley. Steph tells Riley as they are getting in the car, “We didn’t win.” Then Riley stated with an innocent solace, “I know. It’s okay.” Curry harnessed that simple, pure interaction with his daughter to gain insight. He said, “You know, in sports, you win some, you lose some…” Having another perspective gave Curry and the strength he needed to manage his disappointment and transmit it into something more meaningful.