Tristan Thompson on Cavs Being Underdogs: ‘it is what it is’

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Ask anyone  not wearing a wine and gold jersey – or not named Steve Kerr – and you’ll hear the same conclusion about the NBA Finals that tip off at Oracle Arena on Thursday night: The Golden State Warriors, and not the defending champion Cleveland Cavaliers, are the favorites.

This confuses Cavs big man Tristan Thompson, whose team finished 16 games behind the Warriors in the regular-season standings but still holds the Larry O’Brien trophy after overcoming the 3-1 deficit to win it all last year.

“We’re the champs, so I never knew from the top of the mountain you could be an underdog,” Thompson said on Wednesday. “But hey, it is what it is. It makes it good for TV. Gets you guys more hits and views. It’s all good. However you guys eat, that’s fine with me.”

Source: Sam Amick of USA TODAY Sports