The Golden State Warriors and the Cleveland Cavaliers will meet once again with the title on the line after the Warriors defeated the Oklahoma City Thunder in Game 7 of the Western Conference Finals Monday—and one rapper is claiming credit.
Lil B, who’s known for his Twitter-driven curses on other big stars—particularly basketball players—from his “Based God” moniker, directed a victory tweet toward any doubters of his power following the final whistle.
And they said the curse was not real " The BasedGod" has never lied to me and like he told us.. The Warriors are going to the finals – Lil B— Lil B THE BASEDGOD (@LILBTHEBASEDGOD) May 31, 2016
Whether the Warriors’ win was a major comeback or something else entirely (if you believe the conspiracy theories) is irrelevant, because Lil B’s curse on the Thunder’s Kevin Durant apparently had the last word.
Their off-and-on feud, complete with cursing, is the stuff of Twitter legend. But here the Thunder were dominant early on—some Based God magic was required.
Just got word from " The BasedGod " that the thunder will not be beating the Warriors in the playoffs series,Durant is still cursed – Lil B— Lil B THE BASEDGOD (@LILBTHEBASEDGOD) May 16, 2016
B (born Brandon McCartney) was a careful observer of the Thunder-Warriors series, and even when the Thunder emerged with a commanding 3-1 lead he didn’t pivot. Lil B even praised Durant for trying to break the curse.
Kevin durant is fighting through the curse this is a beautiful thing to See – Lil B— Lil B THE BASEDGOD (@LILBTHEBASEDGOD) May 23, 2016
But Lil B never doubted the inevitability of Golden State.
MAN "THE BASEDGOD" IS A NOBEL ONE, AS HE SHOWS US WORLDWIDE THE POWER OF TRUTH "THE BASEDGODS CURSE" – Lil B— Lil B THE BASEDGOD (@LILBTHEBASEDGOD) May 29, 2016
Respect to everyone who believed in " The BasedGod " he said the Warriors would win the series,down 3-1 " The BasedGod" does not lie – Lil B— Lil B THE BASEDGOD (@LILBTHEBASEDGOD) May 31, 2016
And so Durant is without an NBA championship despite nine hyped years as the league’s next dominant superstar, and everyone is once again celebrating the power of Lil B.
Lil B strikes again. pic.twitter.com/XffwDaO05B— NBA on ESPN (@ESPNNBA) May 31, 2016
.@LILBTHEBASEDGOD tried to warn everyone…— NBCSN (@NBCSN) May 31, 2016
While most of the other NBA teams are done this year, they might already be trying to get on His good side for next season.
we got you, Lil B pic.twitter.com/YrPnmsPA5y— Sacramento Kings (@SacramentoKings) May 31, 2016
No word yet on which narrative the Based God prefers in the NBA Finals: a repeat to end a near-perfect season for Steph Curry, or redemption for LeBron James.