The Golden State Warriors took note of everybody ruling them out while they were injured and with a poor roster in the past couple of seasons. 

The Dubs had a lot of work to do to get back in contention, but once they knew they would have a chance to compete for the NBA championship, never stopped.

Klay Thompson took a shot at Memphis Grizzlies' Jaren Jackson Jr. for tweeting an old Warriors' motto, "Strength in numbers".

Klay Thompson said, “There was this one player on the Grizzlies who tweeted ‘Strength in numbers’ after they beat us in the regular season, and it pissed me off 

so much. I can’t wait to retweet that thing. Freakin’ bum. I had to watch that.  I’m like, ‘This freakin’ clown.’"

Of course, this wouldn't  go unnoticed and Ja Morant reacted to Klay's words, trolling him for thinking about JJJ that much.

After a Grizzlies reporter said that Jackson lives rent free in Klay's mind, Ja Morant agreed with that notion, going further and saying that the big man has a lot of property there.

The Grizzlies and Warriors went at it during the 2022 playoffs and some would argue that they were the hardest rivals the Dubs faced on their way to the championship. 

This could be the beginning of a new rivalry in the Western Conference, and it looks like players from both teams are already embracing it.