A fan of the Golden State Warriors included the following words in something he sent his favorite team: “It fooled Hitler.”

Never thought you’d read that huh? Well, it’s true. A fan sent the Warriors a detailed WWII-inspired strategy that he believed could help his favorite team defeat the Cleveland Cavaliers in the NBA Finals.

Here is the letter in all its glory:

“As I want the Warriors to win tonight, here are my two cents on strategy.

Use the Cavaliers’ own strategy against them. As they are bullying Curry, use their double-teaming to keep them WAY beyond the arc. Use Curry primarily as a DECOY to keep the game 4-on-3 close in. This strategy was actually used in WWII using General Patton as a non-functioning decoy in charge of a fake Army of rubber tanks and trucks at Calais. It fooled Hitler in thinking D Day would be coming from Calais.

Have the four Warriors who are close in pass the ball quickly from corner to corner to keep three Cavaliers off guard until a shot opportunity presents itself. If they happen to get off Curry he can shoot or make a play.

I hope this kind of strategy is agreeable to and encourages Curry who appears to shoot less when he is being bullied.

Good luck! I hope we will win.”

Whoa nelly, that’s interesting and really weird.

Here’s the thing, if you’re going to invoke WWII history in a letter to your favorite sports team, just stop.

D-Day is a sacred day in American History and nothing will ever compare to it. By trying to draw comparisons between D-Day and how Golden State should utilize Curry against Cleveland, this fan is trying to compare apples to dog toys.

Also, WHY ON EARTH WOULD YOU WANT CURRY TO BE A DECOY? That basically implies that you don’t want to use him at all since he would be a decoy. And that is you know, stupid. (Nerdy note, too; Patton wasn’t in charge of a fake army “at Calais.” His fake army was at Dover, on the other side of the English Channel, to try and signify an invasion of Calais.)

Finally, if you’re a Warriors fan trying to present Golden State with evidence that they should use WWII era strategy to win a title, you should probably stop being an NBA fan. There is no way the Warriors will pay attention to this.



About David Lauterbach

David is a writer for The Comeback. He enjoyed two Men's Basketball Final Four trips for Syracuse before graduating in 2016. If The Office or Game of Thrones is on TV, David will be watching.