There have been many teams that had the title of "villains" attached to them — the "Bad Boys" Detroit Pistons and the Miami "Heatles" Heat probably the two most well-known — but the Warriors, who were assumed to be the superest of super teams, seem to be the first to embrace the super villain tag. Being the light years ahead means not fighting your true nature, I suppose.
When Draymond Green is the voice of your team everything is done on a bigger and grander scale. Thanks to Green's social media accounts, we were treated to a birds-eye-view of the celebration. Featuring drones, balloons, snapchat filters, and face tattoos, this was not your run of the mill super villain party. The Legion of Doom couldn't have done better if they tried.
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The NBA's Suicide Squad has been hot and cold on the floor to begin the season, but the real intrigue with the Warriors is the villain angle. Yes, we know that they've accepted the role of the league's most hated, but what we don't know is which villains they identify with.
Fret not, we have you covered there. Below you will get a breakdown of the top-notch villains on the Warriors roster and the villain they most closely resemble.
Stephen Curry: Magneto
One of the most powerful mutants in the comic universe, Magneto originally began as a member of the X-Men. However, after a disagreement with the American populous, he defected and went on to lead his own group of mutants that would battle against the X-Men. Curry, one of the most popular players in the basketball world, rose to stardom as the white knight of the game. However, after blowing a 3-1 lead in the NBA Finals, he's bore the brunt of Basketball Twitter's jokes ever since.
Kevin Durant: Two-Face
Before becoming Two-Face, Harvey Dent was the District Attorney of Gotham and worked hand-in-hand with Batman and Commissioner Gordon to help stop the rampant crime of Gotham City. Ultimately, he became part of that crime himself and his obsession with chance led to him to using a double-headed coin to make his choices. Before joining the super villains, Kevin Durant was the beloved nice guy of Oklahoma City and worked hand-in-hand with Russell Westbrook to help a small market franchise chase glory. Ultimately, he became part of a basketball juggernaut and his obsession with the sport led to him to use a thinly veiled excuse of "basketball reasons" to support his choice.
Draymond Green: Joker
The Clown Prince of Crime is at his best when chaos is at its highest. How he became the villain he is has never been revealed and most times he doesn't seem to have a reason for doing what he does. His maniacal behavior and ear-to-ear grin are calling cards true to him only. The Mouth of Saginaw is at his best when creating chaos for opposing teams. How he became the ultimate swiss army knife player is anyone's guess and at times it seems like he doesn't have a reason for the plays he makes. His unhinged mentality and arm-to-arm flex are calling cards true to him only.
Andre Iguodala: Doctor Octopus
Doctor Octopus was a scientist who was well on his way to achieving great things until his own experiment changed him forever. Ashamed at his failure, the robotic-limbed Doc Ock sought out different ways to assert his superior intelligence over the rest of the world. Iguodala is a basketball player who was well on his way to becoming a franchise player until injuries and postseason impotence changed him forever. Ashamed at his coaches' (read: George Karl) failure to get him over the edge, the long-limbed Iggy sought out a different team to assert his defensive brilliance over the rest of the league.
The head of the mob and a prominent figure in all of organized crime on the East Coast. Kingpin made a name for himself by bringing the ordinary to a higher-level in the comic world. In a place where the unbelievable happens with the turn of a page, Kingpin stands out for causing devastation in the most realistic of ways. The head of the bench mob and a prominent figure of one of the best teams on the West Coast. Livingston made a name for himself by playing at his own pace and style. In a game where athleticism knows no bounds, Livingston stands out for his ability to carve up teams by making the simple plays.
The marksman assassin of Suicide Squad is known for being a dead-eye shooter and a laid-back demeanor when he's not sniping down targets. Dreams of following in his brother's footsteps led him to becoming the lethal shooter he was. The marksman of the Warriors is known for being a knock-down shooter and a laid-back guy off the court. Dreams of following in his father's footsteps led him to becoming the high-level NBA player he is today. (P.S. Thompson's shooting is down this season, much like Will Smith's acting, but he's shown that he can bounce back when needed.)
NBA Power Rankings 3.0 (11/9)
NBA Power Rankings 3.0 (11/9)
30. 76ers (0-6)
Last Week: 30
Philly gave the Cavs a run for their money over the weekend, but still haven't gotten in the W column. While their offense ranks dead last, the defense has remained competitive, coming in at 18th, which is encouraging.
The run-and-gun Suns are back, leading the NBA in pace of play, but the offense ranks 22nd in efficiency through eight games.
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27. Kings (4-5)
Last Week: 24
Boogie Cousins and Rudy Gay still lead the way with massive stat lines over the first nine games, but the Kings are still an incohesive mess. Time should help alleviate this, but in the short-term, it's a struggle.
(AP Photo/Darren Hauck)
26. Nets (3-4)
Last Week: 25
It's not like Brooklyn was going to be very competitive to begin with, but Jeremy Lin's injury is especially disappointing. Averaging 15 points, six assists and four boards, Lin was making the most of his return to an NBA starting lineup, and will miss at least another week with a hamstring strain.
(AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
25. Wizards (1-5)
Last Week: 22
1-5 isn't exactly what Washington had hoped for entering the season under Scott Brooks. The team is shooting three-pointers least often among all 30 teams, and making them at the 28th-best clip.
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24. Mavericks (2-5)
Last Week: 23
Harrison Barnes' emergence as a viable threat is encouraging, but he has work to do to prove he can sustain that level of performance. Dallas needs all the offensive skill it can find.
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23. Magic (3-4)
Last Week: 28
Not much seems to be working for Orlando in the early going. They're keeping opponents off the three-point line, but are allowing them to make half their shots from inside the arc while shooting at a league-worst 41-percent clip themselves.
(AP Photo/Kamil Krzaczynski)
22. Knicks (2-4)
Last Week: 20
While the offense seems to be clicking, president Phil Jackson isn't happy with it. He's assigned Kurt Rambis to coach the defense, which neither the players or other coaches seem to understand. Things seem to be going great in Knickland.
(AP Photo/Matt Marton)
21. Lakers (4-4)
Last Week: 27
Luke Walton's Lakers currently boast a top-10 offense, scoring 107.8 points per 100 possessions over eight games. They pulled off a surprising upset of the Warriors over the weekend, and at 4-4, have avoided the West's cellar to this point. It's unlikely they sustain this, but the potential in their pieces is undeniable.
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20. Timberwolves (1-5)
Last Week: 17
Despite a 1-5 record, Minnesota's offense ranks in the top half of the league, with the defense ranking 19th -- not good but not terrible. The Wiggins-Towns-LaVine trio may be the best collection of young talent in the NBA, and it's only a matter of time before they help the Wolves break through.
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19. Nuggets (3-4)
Last Week: 21
Mike Malone has the Nuggets competing on defense, but it's not quite translating to tangible results just yet. Four Denver players are scoring at least 15 points per game, but they'll need to be more efficient with their possessions.
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18. Heat (2-4)
Last Week: 16
Miami's defense ranks sixth: The athleticism and coaching schemes are very good. It ranks 27th in offense: The skill level isn't quite there yet. There's a good framework laid down in South Beach, but make no mistake, this is a rebuild.
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17. Grizzlies (4-4)
Last Week: 19
The Grizzlies remain built to contend for a playoff spot in the Western Conference as long as they stay healthy. To this point, they have, but that's no guarantee moving forward.
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16. Bulls (4-3)
Last Week: 9
Chicago has inevitably cooled down after its sizzling offensive start. They'll continue to win out on sheer talent, but things won't come nearly as easy as they did over the first week of play.
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15. Bucks (4-3)
Last Week: 18
An overtime slop-fest, with a final score of 86-75 in a loss to Dallas, was far from an inspiring performance, but it came after three consecutive victories, the latter two coming in blowout fashion.
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14. Pacers (3-4)
Last Week: 14
Under Nate McMillan, the Pacers are experiencing their fair share of growing pains. The talent level is there, but the fact remains that they did lose significant pieces over the summer. Led by Paul George, there's still a significant chance for Indiana to grow -- but things are definitely off to a rocky start.
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13. Rockets (4-3)
Last Week: 11
James Harden's season is off to a rousing start, with three 30-point, 15-assist games over the first seven contests. Houston's defense will need to improve -- Patrick Beverley's return should help it -- but the Rockets already look more competitive than they were last season.
(AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
12. Pistons (4-3)
Last Week: 12
A lot of mediocrity on offense from Detroit this year, without Reggie Jackson, has been coupled with very good defense. The result? A mediocre 4-3 record. The team should round out better when their point guard returns, though.
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11. Jazz (5-3)
Last Week: 15
Despite injuries, Utah has managed to compete well on both ends of the court. With Gordon Hayward now back in the mix, look for the Jazz to make a serious run up the Western Conference latter over the weeks to come.
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10. Trail Blazers (5-3)
Last Week: 10
55.7 points per game from Damian Lillard and C.J. McCollum has Portland's offense soaring, but defense will likely be an issue all year.
(AP Photo/Craig Mitchelldyer)
9. Celtics (3-3)
Last Week: 5
No Jae Crowder and no Al Horford has translated to no defense. Boston ranks 29th on that end, despite running the third-most effective offense through two weeks.
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8. Hawks (5-2)
Last Week: 8
Atlanta appears rejuvenated, despite the losses of Al Horford and Jeff Teague. Dennis Schroder's 16.9 points and 6.4 assists have played a part in that, as has Dwight Howard's resurgence.
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7. Hornets (5-1)
Last Week: 13
Steve Clifford is proving once again that his Hornets boast one of the league's best defenses. Kemba Walker seems to have taken the next step offensively, averaging 24 points and shooting 49 percent from the floor.
(AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
6. Raptors (4-2)
Last Week: 6
Toronto again appears to be a legitimate threat in the East, behind DeMar DeRozan's 33.7 points per night on 52.4 percent shooting. The team has a major need for a viable three-point threat, but great defense has covered up the blemishes of an imperfect offense so far.
(AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
5. Thunder (6-1)
Last Week: 7
Russell Westbrook has cooled off a tad lately, but the Thunder's strong defense inside and along the perimeter have been them a tough opponent all season, and that doesn't seem likely to change.
(AP Photo/Alonzo Adams)
4. Spurs (5-2)
Last Week: 2
Kawhi Leonard's ridiculous 35.0 PER seems to be closer to reality than small sample size would lead you to believe. It was only a matter of time before he blossomed into his own star, and that time is now.
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3. Warriors (5-2)
Last Week: 3
Sure, these Warriors already have as many losses as last year's team had on New Year's. The defense has been the primary issue, but with most of their rotation players able to switch onto any position, they'll be fine once the initial kinks are ironed out.
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2. Clippers (6-1)
Last Week: 4
Headlined by a blowout win over the Spurs in their home building, the Clippers have come out firing. The league's best defense has carried them there, while Chris Paul and Blake Griffin have each held up their end on the other end of the court.
(AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
1. Cavaliers (6-1)
Last Week: 1
A near-loss to the 76ers notwithstanding, the Cavaliers' dynamic offensive attack has looked untouchable. LeBron James' 9.9 assists per game lead the team through seven games, as the Cavs look primed to defend their title.