There are few things that make me happier than seeing an NBA player throws down a nasty dunk on someone.
Watching that clip still gets me pumped up. The dunk itself is amazing, but what makes it better it the stakes at the time. The “We Believe,” Warriors had to win this game to avoid a 3-0 series deficit to the Jazz after losing two close games in Utah to start the series. The fact Davis put the cherry on top of the Game 3 blowout makes it my favorite dunk in Dubs history.
Another throwback throw down I thought of was back during the 1993-94 season. Even though his tenure with the Warriors wasn’t what everyone thought it would be, Chris Webber’s dunk on Charles Barkley was awesome. It was supposed to be a sign of what the future was going to be with the Dubs, but Webber’s tumultuous relationship with then head coach Don Nelson resulted in him being traded after just one season.
One guy who doesn’t get enough credit for his dunking abilities — because he is so money from beyond the arc — is Klay Thompson, who has thrown down on quite a few NBA players during his career.
I love this one on then Portland Trail Blazers center, Robin Lopez in 2014.
What makes Klay’s throw downs so fun are his awkward, yet classic celebrations.
Which Warriors dunks do you remember most?
Onto some more links:
We have had some fun with this topic on the site, but the Warriors have been scheming to get Giannis Antetokounmpo for years according to the SF Chronicle’s Coonor Letourneau. (h/t Yahoo! Sports)
There were a number of players who wore a Golden State uniform this season due to injuries and trades. One of those is 10-day contract darling Mychal Mulder, who shared with the Runnin’ Plays podcast that he watched hours of film on Thompson and Curry. (h/t Logan Murdock NBC Bay Area)
With Curry, Thompson and Draymond Green back and healthy next season the Dubs should be back in the playoffs. Fox Sports breaks down if the Warriors can not just make the postseason in 2021, but establish themselves as championship contenders.
They have been going back-and-forth for years now, but Green and Hall of Famer Charles Barkley’s verbal feud has been entertaining. The Ringer’s Ryan Russillo breaks down who is the better player between the two.