Supreme Court Justices Seen Celebrating Following Warriors’ Game 1 Upset Win Over Rockets
May 15th - Hours after striking down a federal law that made betting on sports illegal across the country, members of the U.S. Supreme Court could be seen celebrating as the Golden State Warriors completed their Game 1 upset win over the Houston Rockets in the Western Conference Finals.
Neil Gorsuch, the most recent addition to the Supreme Court, denied that the decision to allow states to legalize betting on an individual basis had anything to do with the Warriors’ rare status as underdogs for the first game of the conference finals.
“Wow, so you’re saying the Warriors are usually favored to win basketball games? I had absolutely no idea,” said a beaming Gorsuch while spraying a bottle of champagne all over fellow justice Clarence Thomas. “I might have placed a small-to-medium sized wager on them, but it was only meant to be a commemorative bet in honor of our momentous ruling. Lucky me, I guess.”
Other members of the Supreme Court appeared to be in high spirits as well following the Warriors’ 119-106 win over the Rockets, who entered the game as 1.5 point favorites at home.
“I’m not much of a basketball fan, but I’m proud of the fight this scrappy group of underdogs showed tonight,” said Justice Stephen Breyer, who happens to hail from San Francisco -- which is just a short drive away from where the Warriors play their home games in Oakland. “Did I place money on them to win? You’ll have to allow me to plead the fifth on that one.”