Warriors Celebrating Kevin Durant

Warriors Celebrating Kevin Durant

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Updated Jun 08, 2018 at 12:02PM EDT by Adam.

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Warriors Celebrating Kevin Durant refers to a photograph taken of players on the NBA's Golden State Warriors after star player Kevin Durant hit a long three-point shot with less than a minute to play in Game 3 of the 2018 NBA Finals against the Cleveland Cavaliers. Star Warriors players Steph Curry and Draymond Green are seen screaming at Durant while Durant maintains a stoic expression. The photo circulated on Twitter as users added captions to it and used it for photoshops.

Origin

On June 6th, 2018, towards the end of Game 3 of the NBA Finals between the Golden State Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers, Warriors star player Kevin Durant hit a long three-point shot to put the Warriors up 106-100, effectively clinching the game for the Warriors (shown below).




After the play, Warriors players Steph Curry and Draymond Green celebrated by shouting around Durant, who maintained a serious expression (shown below).


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After the moment, Twitter user were quick to joke about the photo of the celebrating Warriors. User @Alexcuntz13 paired the photo with lyrics from the song "Summer Lovin'" from the musical Grease, gaining over 680 retweets and 3,000 likes (shown below, left). User @NickGTurner posted a joke that gained over 11,000 retweets and 32,000 likes (shown below, right).


Alex Cuntz @alexcuntz13 Follow "Well-a, well-a, well-a, uh! Tell me more, tell me more! Did you get very far?" ESPN @espn Steph and Draymond were losing it ARN 250 S Nick Turner @NickGTurner Follow When you're sober at a party and your friends are trying to get you to take shots ESPN @espn Steph and Draymond were losing it EARN 250 S clil 12:56 AM-7 Jun 2018

Other Twitter users photoshopped the picture in various ways, though these were not as popular as the caption variations. Some examples include an image tweeted by @JoelD247 that gained over 25 retweets and 175 likes (shown below, left). Another tweeted by @DaveShecky combined the image with the Lebron James Reaction from earlier in the finals, gaining over 50 retweets and 190 likes (shown below, right).


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Caleb @CalebA1 Follow When you on the phone with your parents around your friends ESPN ะค @espn Steph and Draymond were losing it EARN 250s clil Kathleen Lee @kathleenelee Follow If my friends don't show me this level of support they are cut off ESPN@espn Steph and Draymond were losing it e ARN 25O S clil 12:50 AM-7 Jun 2018 Did RW TripleDouble? @DidWestbrookTD Follow Can the internet please do something with this? ESPN@espn Steph and Draymond were losing it EARN 250 S clil 2:52 AM-7 Jun 2018 CLUB EARN 250 SLOT POINTS, P cAll URAN STATE 30 Don't make me come back there! Are we there yet? EARN 250 SLOT POINTS Are we there yet?

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