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Explain One Play: Point Draymond nearly triple-doubles

The Warriors’ top 3 point guards are injured, so in desperation, Coach Kerr turns to... Point Draymond Green! But how can Green create offense without beating defenders off the dribble? Green makes the right passes for on-ball isolations, off-ball cuts, and quick counterattacks, and racks up a near triple-double. From the Warriors-Grizzlies game on Nov 19 2019.

Golden State Warriors v Memphis Grizzlies
And One! Yes, you can be my guest at the foul line, plus one
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Video Analysis

The Warriors’ top 3 point guards (Stephen Curry, D’Angelo Russell, Jacob Evans III) are injured, so in desperation, Coach Steve Kerr turns to... Point Draymond Green! But how can Green create offense without beating defenders off the dribble? Green makes the right passes for on-ball isolations, off-ball cuts, and quick counterattacks, and racks up a near triple-double.

Bonus Thoughts on Bandwagon Fans

So I’ve been thinking about the legendary Bandwagon Warrior Fan. Who are they and who are they following this season?

The Bandwagon Fan clearly must be someone who starts following a team when they become very successful. But if they continue to follow the team, then they aren’t a BF, they are just a New Fan. Nothing wrong with that.

What if they are a fan, and then lose interest in the sport when the team sucks? That’s not Bandwagon, that’s just a Casual Fan, or a Dormant Fan, or frankly, a smart consumer.

So a Bandwagon Fan is someone who starts following a team when they are successful and then changes loyalty afterwards.

I’m not going to judge BFs. Who am I to crap on someone else’s enjoying a sport? But I wonder, who are the recent BFs and where did they go?

The BFs who spawned with the 90s Bulls could easily move over to Lakers, due to the Phil Jackson connection. Possibly some became Wiz fans to follow old MJ, but the Wiz weren’t contenders, so I don’t count that. Kobe fans now put him as an MJ rival, but in 2000 he was no threat

Did the Hakeem Rockets gather bandwagon fans? I remember those years as dominated by MJ’s baseball and whether Scottie could lead by himself, and whether Riley’s Knicks could literally punch out every other team

I would doubt if Shaq-Kobe Laker Bandwagoners went far. The Shaq fans perhaps followed him to the Heat? But how many of those are there? Kobe fans probably tuned out through the bad year before Phil returned.

The Kobe-Pau Laker Bandwagoners I am guessing did not suddenly flock to be Dirk fans, esp since Dirk ended the dynasty in playoffs, and DAL was clearly a one-hit wonder. Some became Heatles fans, though given the LeBron-Kobe rivalry, maybe fewer than you’d think?

The Heatles Bandwagoners surely followed LeBron James to CLE, who were the big favorites to win everything, and nobody bandwagons the second favorite, Big Three SAS, because they have seemingly boring personalities and never repeat as champions.

The CLE Bandwagoners obviously followed LeBron to LAL, triggering the civil war between the provinces of LeBronistan and Kobestans.

As for GSW bandwagoners, it’s probably too early to tell where they are going. Kevin Durant fans in theory could have gone to BRK, but the number of KD stans is probably fewer than the number of Alex Caruso stans, so we can ignore them.

My experience is that GSW fans have mainly become either Dormant, trying to wait out this injury year, or Gallow Humor Fans enjoying the new players and laughing about the horrible luck and tweeting tank gifs. Not becoming Laker fans. But I have a biased sample.

It is very possible that some GSW BFs went to the Lakers given their stars and good odds. I really doubt many bandwagoners are going to the Clips due to the low key stars even though I’d put them as the favorites.

So in conclusion, from this analysis, we can only conclude that most recent bandwagon fans are Kobe stans (from CHI) and LeBron stans (from MIA and CLE). Which is funny because the “bandwagon GSW fans” contempt I see is 95% from Kobe/LBJ stans. Projection city.

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Bandwagon GSW fans have now become

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  • 21%
    Lakers fans
    (22 votes)
  • 8%
    Other team fans
    (9 votes)
  • 45%
    Dormant GSW fans
    (46 votes)
  • 15%
    Gallows humor fans
    (16 votes)
  • 8%
    Other (explain in comments)
    (9 votes)
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