The Warriors and Los Angeles Lakers don’t like each other.
But for one night, the rivalry was put aside. Following the Lakers’ NBA Finals win over the Miami Heat on Sunday, the Warriors congratulated the new champs on Twitter.
Raiders quarterback Derek Carr is a Lakers fan, and he was pretty excited about the championship win.
Andddddd the @Lakers are the champs!!!! Let’s goooooooo!!!!!!!
— Derek Carr (@derekcarrqb) October 12, 2020
49ers wide receiver Dante Pettis seemed pretty stoked about the win, too.
The rest of NBA Twitter got in on the act of congratulating the Lakers as well.
I am so proud and happy for my sister, @Lakers owner @JeanieBuss, for winning an NBA Championship!! Your father is so proud of you! Dr. Buss won and now you can say you’ve won an NBA Championship!! 💜💛
— Earvin Magic Johnson (@MagicJohnson) October 12, 2020
That #23 dude is pretty good!! Congrats to the @Lakers on another championship and to the @MiamiHEAT, wonderful team! Congrats to the @NBA also for doing very successfully what almost nobody thought could be done! #chapeau.
— Manu Ginobili (@manuginobili) October 12, 2020
LeBron James accomplished his goal of bringing a title back to Los Angeles, where the Lakers hadn’t hoisted the Larry O’Brien Trophy since 2010.
While the Warriors are in a congratulatory mood tonight, they now know they have to chase down LeBron, Anthony Davis and the Lakers in order to get back to the top of the NBA mountain.