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Ivan Rabb nearly ended up on the Cleveland Cavaliers

How about that.

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California Golden Bears fans who also double as Golden State Warriors will probably flinch at this news: Ivan Rabb was very close to joining LeBron James, Kyrie Irving and the Eastern Conference champions.

Marc Spears of ESPN reported that the Cleveland Cavaliers came very close to landing Rabb on draft night, and that a deal was in place with the Sacramento Kings to trade into the 34th spot and pick Rabb. However, the deal fell apart, and the Memphis Grizzlies swooped in and drafted Rabb at 35.

So there will likely be no conflicted souls come NBA Finals time, if there’s a fourth matchup between Warriors and Cavaliers. That conflict would probably come earlier in a 1-8 matchup. Then again, I guess most Cal/Warriors fans probably get over Allen Crabbe being on the Blazers, so you’d guess it’d be easy to push feelings aside when it comes to these matters.

Cal fans, do you prefer the theoretical fit of Rabb in Cleveland, or the actual fit of Rabb in Memphis? Let us know in the comments!