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2017’s Top 8 most popular Explain One Play videos

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A look back at 2017 via a countdown of the year’s top 8 viewed Explain One Play videos.

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If you don’t see most of the videos, you’re probably reading the AMP version. Sorry, re-navigate via the main index.

We just did a countdown of the Top 3 most-read Explain One Play articles. Therefore it would seem redundant to do a countdown of the most-viewed videos. It turns out that the top video views list is pretty different.

Here are the Top viewed videos, with their original captions. What’s weird is that the #2 viewed video doesn’t include either Stephen Curry or Kevin Durant, and the #1 video doesn’t include ANY Warriors at all.,

#8. Angry Andre Iguodala in OT (Dec 19 2017)

Watch the Warriors hang on to barely win in overtime, while Andre Iguodala fumes and the defense gets repeatedly mixed up switching. Co-starring Kevin Durant, Patrick McCaw, Jordan Bell and David West.

Angry Andre Iguodala in OT

Watch the Warriors hang on to barely win in overtime, while Andre Iguodala fumes and the defense gets repeatedly mixed up switching. Co-starring Kevin Durant, Patrick McCaw, Jordan Bell and David West.

Posted by Golden State of Mind on Tuesday, December 19, 2017

#7. The fabled Curry-Durant pick and roll (May 5 2017)

GSW closed crunch time with the much-awaited Curry-Durant pick and roll, and wrapped up Game 2 against the Jazz on May 4th, 2017.

The videos make more sense with the commentary in the original article, so I’m sending you there.

#6. Nick Young Closes Out the Pels? (Dec 6 2017)

Nick Young was the surprise contributor to the late Warriors 8-0 run to rally and beat the Pelicans. Stephen Curry added playmaking and a no-look walkaway to add flair to the run.

Nick Young Closes Out the Pels?

Nick Young was the surprise contributor to the late Warriors 8-0 run to rally to beat the Pelicans. Stephen Curry added playmaking and a no-look walkaway to add flair to the run.

Posted by Golden State of Mind on Wednesday, December 6, 2017

#5. Nick Young is Swaggy *D* with defense and passes (Nov 9 2017)

The people have spoken and they love Nick Young videos. Original caption: Nick Young became Swaggy *D* last night, with defense and passing. Is it a trend?

Nick Young is Swaggy *D* with defense and passes

Nick Young became Swaggy *D* last night, with defense and passing. Is it a trend?

Posted by Golden State of Mind on Thursday, November 9, 2017

#4. Curry makes 4-Point Play, enrages Kerr

The videos are best seen at the #2 most read article, captioned “Don’t love me at my 4 point play, if you don’t love me at my unnecessarily ambitious no-look over-the-head pass.” But I will include my favorite part here:

And the part that keeps on giving is rewatching the clip, but studying the different appalled reactions of the different coaches. Here’s the clip with zooming on the coaches.

Jarron Collins: I must ponder the sadness in the world.

Ron Adams: I now roll around boneless in disgust.

Mike Brown: whoa LEG CRAMPS

Steve Kerr: whywhywhyYEEEAARGH OW THE WAR WOUND

#3. Steph's amazing OT (Nov 30 2017)

Come for Stephen Curry's amazing Overtime. Stay for Green cursing out Durant for too much isolation.

Steph's Amazing OT

Come for Stephen Curry's amazing Overtime. Stay for Draymond cursing out KD for too much isolation.

Posted by Golden State of Mind on Thursday, November 30, 2017

#2. Closing without Steph or KD (Nov 19 2017)

Watch how Klay Thompson, Draymond Green and Shaun Livingston closed out crunch time against the Nets without Stephen Curry or Kevin Durant.

Closing without Steph or KD

Watch how Klay Thompson, Draymond Green and Shaun Livingston closed out crunch time against the Nets without Stephen Curry or Kevin Durant.

Posted by Golden State of Mind on Sunday, November 19, 2017

#1. Wizards Hypocrisy Supercut (Apr 3 2017)

Can you believe this little 17 second video was the most viewed?? From Curry spins Gortat like a record, baby:

On this overblown outrage over JaVale McGee’s three in the closing seconds...

the cherry on top is my super cut of the late three-pointers the Wizards took in 2017 alone, when up by more than 20 points with less than 10 seconds to go. People in glass houses shouldn’t shove flagrantly.

This video got picked up (without credit) by the San Jose Mercury News and other places. Credit or no credit, I’m glad the video had some small role in quieting the mob gathering for JaVale McGee’s supposedly-classless head.