Here's how the Golden State Warriors are embracing super villainy
The Golden State Warriors used their Friday off day to do some very productive team building. They threw a party, but not just any party. The Warriors had the NBA's first ever "Super Villains" party.
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.
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.
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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.)