Video: Warriors’ Stephen Curry, Kevin Durant, Draymond Green all dive for Klay Thompson to slam it home
Stephen Curry, Kevin Durant, and Draymond Green all personified the true meaning of the Golden State Warriors’ selfless culture as they sacrificed their bodies for Klay Thompson to add to his dunk count.
Hustle is an important attribute to have for an NBA player. Without it, even the best ballplayers can be beaten by scrappier, hungrier opponents. When the Warriors faced off against the Lakers on Monday night, they showed that they would not allow this to happen.
Watch as three out of their five stars hit the deck in order to ensure that the team would secure the ball, and the play ended in an easy dunk.
The play started with some great defense out of Stephen Curry, who dove first to collect the ball that JaVale McGee fumbled. Kevin Durant hit the floor next, followed almost immediately by Draymond Green, who ripped the ball away from Brandon Ingram. Green then proceeded to toss the ball to Klay Thompson who had an open lane for the easy two.
Curry, Green, and Durant are considered some of the most gifted players who have ever set foot on an NBA court. The Warriors trio could easily rest on their laurels and let the younger players sacrifice their bodies for a game that, in the long run, probably won’t have a huge impact on the playoffs.
However, all of these Warriors stars have shown they are willing to do whatever it takes to win, even during a regular season game.
When these players combine grit and hustle with their talent, they become almost unstoppable. The Warriors have proven that with some dominant championship runs.