Kevin Love is an expert troll, models '3-in-1' parka

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Ever since that fateful day last June when the Cleveland Cavaliers did the impossible and finished their historic comeback at the expense of the 73-win Golden State Warriors, the Internet has gotten great joy and innumerable laughs out of a simple memetic joke: Remember when the Warriors blew a 3-1 lead in the Finals?

It was always a fun joke to make. The more tired it got, the more it amused me. I never wanted it to end. When it turned out that LeBron James had a "3-1 lead" joke as the theme of his Halloween party, I was ecstatic.

This was a decoration at LeBron's Halloween party...(via Clevezirm/ Twitter)

A photo posted by SportsCenter (@sportscenter) on

But then the Cleveland baseball team blew a 3-1 lead in the World Series, and for a moment it felt like the joke had to die. Hell, I declared it dead that night:

But that was so short-sighted of me. The Cleveland baseball team, though loved by many of the same fans as the Cavs, myself included, can't cost a basketball team their proper claim on a beautiful and hilarious joke. And I was reminded as much by rejuvenated star-power forward and ridiculously good-looking man Kevin Love. You see, Love is the face of Banana Republic and models for the brand quite a bit, and yesterday they posted a photo on Instagram of Love in a...funny kind of jacket.

@kevinlove in the 3-in-1 parka. Black, silver or both. Water-resistant. All-in-one. #BRxKevinLove #BRMens

A photo posted by Banana Republic (@bananarepublic) on

3-1 jokes forever.

See photos of the Cavs' trip to the White House:

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WASHINGTON, DC - NOVEMBER 10: President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden speak during the Cleveland Cavaliers visit to the White House to celebrate their 2016 NBA Championship on November 10, 2016 in Washington, DC. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2016 NBAE (Photo by Ned Dishman/NBAE via Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - NOVEMBER 10: U.S. President Barack Obama and Vice President Joseph Biden pose for photos with members of the Cleveland Cavaliers during a South Lawn event November 10, 2016 at the White House in Washington, DC. President Obama hosted the Cavaliers to honor their 2016 NBA championship. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
LeBron James, star of the 2016 NBA basketball championship team the Cleveland Cavaliers, takes a selfie while the team is being honored by U.S. President Barack Obama at the White House in Washington November 10, 2016. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque
President Barack Obama places a Cleveland Cavaliers team jersey on a table next to the Larry O'Brien Championship trophy during a ceremony where he honored the 2016 NBA Champion Cavaliers, Thursday, Nov. 10, 2016, on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
President Barack Obama, with Vice President Joe Biden, speaks during a ceremony on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Thursday, Nov. 10, 2016, where they honored the 2016 NBA basketball Champion Cleveland Cavaliers. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
President Barack Obama poses for a picture with Cleveland Cavaliers point guard Kyrie Irving during a ceremony on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Thursday, Nov. 10, 2016, where the president honored the 2016 NBA Champion basketball team. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
WASHINGTON, DC - NOVEMBER 10: President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden speak during the Cleveland Cavaliers visit to the White House to celebrate their 2016 NBA Championship on November 10, 2016 in Washington, DC. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2016 NBAE (Photo by Ned Dishman/NBAE via Getty Images)
President Barack Obama congratulates Cleveland Cavaliers' forward Kevin Love during a ceremony on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Thursday, Nov. 10, 2016, where the president honored the 2016 NBA basketball champions. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
Cleveland Cavaliers head basketball coach Tyronn Lue, center, speaks to reporters outside the White House in Washington, Thursday, Nov. 10, 2016, following a ceremony hosted by President Barack Obama honoring the 2016 NBA Champion on the South Lawn, (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
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