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Warriors Weaponizing Joy: Cousins and Thompson have a dunk contest

There were several highlights to choose from this week as the Warriors destroy the league in joyous fashion.

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Ah yes, there’s nothing like “Weaponized Joy.”

It is the fuel of the Golden State Warriors dynasty, and is back to dangerously combustible levels after a relatively inconsistent start for the champions.

There was the stomping of the #1 seeded Denver Nuggets. Then there was the epic comeback against the New Orleans Pelicans in Oracle. In Los Angeles, the Golden Dynasty unleashed the final component of the Fatal Five in two blowouts over the Clippers and Lakers. With plenty of reasons to celebrate, the Dubs are hitting their pre-All Star break stride.

That’s joyful news for Dub Nation; not so much for the rest of the league. Let’s take a look back over the joy weaponizing!


“Fly Like An Eagle”/ Boogie gets a dunk on his first score after rehab

In a move fit for the Hollywood audience in Staples Center, DeMarcus Cousins cemented his return from a terrifying Achilles injury with an emphatic dunk.

Cousins released a megaton of pent up emotion with his first points as a Warrior. That’s what the champs brought him to Oakland for; overwhelming power and inspirational fire. The Warriors bench jumped to their feet and almost stormed the court in support as the scowling Cousins stomped away from the still vibrating rim.

This is just a glimpse of what the potential is for the Fatal 5. Welcome back Big Cuz, we love ya!


“Can’t Touch This”/ Klay stops the Denver game with hammer time

This dunk from Klay effectively ended the rest of the Denver Nuggets once promising season.

The Nuggets immediately called timeout, probably from shock and awe. Klay rattled the rim and then bounded around the court like he was awaiting the judges score in a slam dunk competition. The Warriors bench hit the court to mob him as Draymond Green raised the roof like it was 1994!

THE ROOF! THE ROOF! THE ROOF IS ON FYAH!

When the Warriors are dunking on your squad and then dancing on the court, it’s time to cut the lights off and usher your fans home. It’s over!


“Jealous”/ LeBron helplessly watches Klay incinerate the Lakers

LeBron James, sidelined with injury, wistfully watches Klay Thompson celebrate burying daggers directly into L.A.’s heart.

Klay had a monster night at L.A.’s expense, drilling his first 10 three-pointers on his way to 44 points in 27 minutes. As he pranced around the building raining fire, the camera caught LeBron glancing with a smirk reminiscent of a “Call of Duty” player getting headshotted by the same dude 10 times in a row.At some point you just hope that dude joins your team so you can finally be on the opposite end of those killstreaks.

Klay’s due to become a free agent and his name is constantly linked as a heavy target for the Lakers’ front office in the offseason. Sorry Bron, he’s a Splash Bro for life.


“Shout”/Dre sends Oracle into delirium with And-1 buzzer beater

You wanna hear what the roar of a champion sounds like? Turn up this highlight on full volume.

It took a Steph Curry Flurry to bring the champs within striking distance after being down 17 at home versus the Pelicans, but it was this magnificent scoop shot from Andre Iguodala that emphatically declared the champs expected to win.

The degree of difficulty on this full speed play is off of the charts, especially with the clock winding down. Iguodala risked his body through the contact but still had the presence of mind to get just enough touch on the shot to score. The Oakland crowd erupted so loud I couldn’t even hear the ref’s whistle for the foul! I’ve probably replayed this clip 30 times just to hear the roof explode off of the arena.


Poll

Who weaponized the most joy this week?

This poll is closed

  • 41%
    "Fly Like An Eagle"/ Boogie gets a dunk on his first score after rehab
    (117 votes)
  • 28%
    "Jealous"/ LeBron helplessly watches Klay incinerate the Lakers
    (82 votes)
  • 17%
    "Shout"/Dre sends Oracle into delirium with And-1 buzzer beater
    (49 votes)
  • 12%
    "Can’t Touch This"/ Klay stops the Denver game with hammer time
    (37 votes)
285 votes total Vote Now

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