Maybe Bernie Sanders is exactly what the Golden State Warriors needed.
Sanders arrived at halftime to watch Game 7 of the Western Conference finals in Oakland, Calif. The Oklahoma City Thunder were up, 48-42 over the Warriors. The winning team would face the Cleveland Cavaliers in the NBA Finals. The losing team would go home.
With Sanders watching, the Warriors outscored the Thunder by 17 points in the third quarter on their way to a 96-88 win, setting up a rematch for the title with the Cavaliers.
Sanders, who was in Oakland for a rally ahead of the state’s Democratic primary on June 7, hammed it up with fans at the game, talking with them, laughing, and having his photo taken.
After the game, Sanders tweeted congratulations to the Warriors, and added, “I like comebacks.”
Last week, Golden State was down three games to one. Tonight, they finished off a great comeback in California. I like comebacks.— Bernie Sanders (@BernieSanders) May 31, 2016
No word on if the Warriors will have Sanders ready for a repeat appearance against the Cavaliers. And no word if Sanders has asked the Warriors for help in taking on Hillary Clinton.
It?s coming down to the wire! Excited to see how this one ends. pic.twitter.com/ewAgdZjpK3— Bernie Sanders (@BernieSanders) May 31, 2016