"But it’s too pat to say that the Warriors and the Cavaliers represent Clintonites and Trumpians, or even just blue and red America. The divide between the teams transcends our degraded partisan politics. At any rate, it's a given that nearly everyone in the NBA opposes Trump himself—the Warriors declined to visit the White House after the 2017 championship, and LeBron James just today stated the obvious, saying "I know no matter who wins this series, no one wants an invite anyway." The difference is more philosophical: Warriors People are Hamiltonians, or Whigs.
The Warriors are the team of the city, the future, the brass ring and the green light at the end of the dock. Cavaliers People are Jeffersonian Democrats of the first vintage: staunch individualists, loyal to home and hearth, resolute in their belief that a lone act of heroism can triumph over the abstract forces of economics and technology that are reshaping the globe. There are Warriors People and Cavaliers People who have never seen a game of basketball. There are Warriors People and Cavaliers People who, through circumstance, root for the opposite team."