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Video Quiz 8: Celebration Head Pats

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#8 in a mini-series of quizzes on the Warriors’ sign language when celebrating baskets.

2017 Las Vegas Summer League - Golden State Warriors v Minnesota Timberwolves
Two of the luckiest men on earth
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We’ll start with Quiz 8, then share the answers to Quiz 7.

Quiz 8 Question

This is the hardest one so far. I didn’t notice this celebration until I started looking at video for this series. So to get full credit, you have to post your answer to the comments.

Question (5 pts): What kind of event is being celebrated? Be as specific as possible.

Here is Anderson Varejao patting his head.

And this play was so good Varejao pats his own head and Ian Clark’s.

And finally, Stephen Curry pats his own head on the right with James Michael McAdoo doing his own version of it on the left. Presumably taking over once Varejao was waived from the team.


Quiz 7 Question

Question (4 pts): Here are three clips of Curry doing a half-airplane, half-Flappy-Bird celebration. What kind of event just occurred? Be as specific as possible.

Extra Credit: Identify any of the games.


Quiz 7 Answers

Here are the full clips.

You can now see these are all celebrations of other people’s buzzer beater threes, coincidentally all by Kevin Durant. You can also see that he doesn’t celebrate his own buzzer beaters the same way:

(He does do a little bit of airplane at the end of the Clippers half court celebration.)