James Worthy Trolls Cedric Maxwell After Celtics Lose 2022 NBA Finals

The rivalry between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Boston Celtics knows no bounds. Decades later, each side continues to revel in the other’s failures, and Lakers legend James Worthy and Celtics legend Cedric Maxwell take every chance to troll the other whenever the opportunity arises.

When the Golden State Warriors defeated the Boston Celtics in the 2022 NBA Finals, Lakers fans cheered almost as much as Bay Area fans cheered for their Warriors. Lakers fans basked that the Celtics came up short, and that extended to Worthy, who remains studio analyst for Spectrum SportsNet.

As time passed in the crucial game 6, Worthy went to his Twitter to post some pics of him once again trolling his old friend Maxwell and enjoying himself at the expense of the Celtics:

Because of this, the Lakers and Celtics are one of the greatest rivalries in the history of any sport. It doesn’t matter how far a member of either organization is from actually taking the field, they’ll still take every opportunity to laugh at the other, and nobody embodies that more than Worthy and Maxwell, who regularly faced each other during the peak of the rivalry in the 1980s.

Most importantly, in the eyes of Lakers fans, this Celtics loss keeps the two franchises tied at 17 in the all-time NBA championships. The Lakers just recently tied Boston to the LeBron James-Anthony Davis-led 2020 championship to break it. Just a few seasons later, it would definitely have been tough for the Lakers and great for Boston.

Luckily for the Lakers, Stephen Curry dominated the series on his way to lead Golden State to their fourth NBA championship in eight seasons and their first NBA Finals MVP. And in doing so, he gave Worthy and the rest of the Lakers fans another chance to enjoy themselves at the expense of the hated Boston Celtics.

Green says playing Celtics in the NBA Finals doesn’t compare to Lakers’ LeBron James

The Warriors trio of Curry, Klay Thompson and Draymond Green won their fourth NBA championship, but for the first time not at the expense of current Lakers star LeBron James, then a member of the Cleveland Cavaliers. The Warriors went 3-1 against James from 2015 to 2018 and Green says this year’s matchup just doesn’t compare to the Celtics.

Talking about the mental challenge of facing LeBron, Green called him one of, if not the, smartest players in the history of the game and it’s forcing him and the Warriors to step up. While Draymond called the Celtics a challenge, he went so far as to call it disrespectful to compare it to that of LeBron James.

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