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#WarriorsClassic Memories from #DubNation

Reflecting on the Five Warriors Moments that Resonate Most with Fans

We recently asked #DubNation for their favorite #Warriors memories on Twitter, and to be honest, we loved taking this trip down memory lane. During a week in which #NBAMusicians and #NBASitcoms grabbed national attention in the sports landscape, we were more than happy to travel down the avenue of Warriors history and reflect on the moments that stick out for the most devoted and passionate fan base in professional sports.

From up close encounters with larger-than-life Warriors players to fond memories enjoyed by those watching at home, a wide range of #WarriorsClassic moments were shared by fans. But there were five memories that stood out from the rest in terms of popularity with fans, and we share those in the space below.

THE BARON DAVIS DUNK


Do you remember where you were when Baron Davis dunked all over Andrei Kirilenko in the 2007 NBA Playoffs? Judging by the overwhelming number of tweets stating this play was their top Warriors memory ever, we’d say yes. Even though the Warriors went on to lose this conference semifinals series in five games, Warriors fans, and the basketball world as a whole, remembers this series for one poignant moment that occurred with the game well out of hand.


THE ‘WE BELIEVE’ PLAYOFF RUN

Let’s face it, everyone loves an underdog story. And in 2007, the Warriors were the No. 1 story in the NBA during the first round of the playoffs. The Dubs didn’t secure their playoff berth, their first in 13 years, until the final day of the regular season, and their reward was a date with the No. 1 seeded Mavericks who that year had the sixth most wins in NBA regular season history. But instead of rolling over, the Warriors stepped up and played greater than the sum of their parts. Fueled by gold-cladded fans whose passion and pure volume became a national story in itself, this “We Believe” Warriors squad took down the reigning Western Conference champs in six games, becoming the first No. 8 seed to win a best-of-seven series in NBA Playoffs history.

The Warriors took down the Mavericks in six games in 2007, becoming the first No. 8 seed in NBA history to knock off a one-seed in a best-of-seven series. (NBAE/Getty Images)

THE RUN TMC ERA

Run TMC: The Power Of Three - Part 1

Warriors greats Tim Hardaway, Mitch Richmond and Chris Mullin join host Ahmad Rashad and reminisce about the Run TMC days of the early 1990s.

Run TMC

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Run TMC: The Power Of Three - Part 1

Warriors greats Tim Hardaway, Mitch Richmond and Chris Mullin join host Ahmad Rashad and reminisce about the Run TMC days of the early 1990s.
May 8, 2012  |  00:00

Run TMC: The Power Of 3 - Part 2

Warriors greats Tim Hardaway, Mitch Richmond and Chris Mullin join host Ahmad Rashad and reminisce about the Run TMC days of the early 1990s.
May 8, 2012  |  00:00

Considering the trio of Tim Hardaway, Mitch Richmond and Chris Mullin played together for just two seasons, it’s quite remarkable that Run TMC had as much of a cultural impact as it did. A play on the popular hip hop group Run DMC (Apparently #NBAMusicians was trending well before the beginning of social media), the Warriors trio was adored by the basketball world for its up-tempo, run-and-gun style of play. Hardaway, Richmond and Mullin each averaged more than 20 points in the 1990-91 season, and the small ball lineup led the way in the dismantling of the second-seeded Spurs in the playoffs that year.


CURRY’S 54 AT THE GARDEN

Performances in New York City tend to be magnified a little bit more than in other parts of the country, and that’s especially true at Madison Square Garden. Stephen Curry’s 54-point game against the Knicks on February 27, 2013, just might go down as the most memorable individual performance in Warriors regular season history. As he drained three after three after three – he went 11-for-13 from beyond the arc – he etched himself further and further into NBA superstardom. Even though he was already a household name in the league, this game took Curry’s status to another level. The number 54 will now forever be linked to Stephen Curry.



JAMISON’S DOUBLE 50

As anybody who has been a Warriors fan over the last few decades can tell you, there have been some lean years, more than we ever care to experience again. But even when the team wasn’t winning, there were always players that #DubNation can identify with. Antawn Jamison was one of those players, and over a two-game stretch in December of 2000, he forever etched himself into Warriors lore. He scored 51 points in consecutive games, in a loss at Seattle on December 3 and then a December 6 thriller against the Lakers. The latter was an all-time classic Warriors game, as Jamison and Kobe Bryant went back and forth like great prize fighters. Each player finished with 51 points, but Jamison helped the Warriors recover from a 10-point deficit to start the fourth quarter, scoring 20 points in the fourth period and overtime to lead the Dubs past a team that would go on to win the NBA Finals that season.



There is no doubt that many more iconic moments and eras have taken place in Warriors history, but the five described above seem to resonate most with #DubNation on Twitter. Let’s keep the conversation going with more #WarriorsClassic memories in the space below.



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