As expected, NBA Twitter had a field day with the Golden State Warriors’ latest cheesy photoshoot, this time for the 2017 NBA All-Star Game.
In what is becoming a nearly annual trend, the Golden State Warriors took part in a fairly dorky photoshoot, and NBA Twitter had plenty to say about it Thursday evening.
After Klay Thompson got roasted on social media last April for his photoshoot with the San Francisco Chronicle, Twitter had a field day with all four Warriors All-Stars’ pictures from a photoshoot leading up to the 2017 NBA All-Star Game.
The pictures, which were unveiled by the Dubs’ official Twitter account, were quickly reused with new captions to celebrate what they were: gloriously corny photos of some of the NBA’s deadliest stars.
The Warriors’ meteoric rise has been a ton of fun and made the game more enjoyable to watch, but that kind of rapid ascension up the NBA ladder doesn’t come without scrutiny and plenty of haters — especially when you set a regular season record with 73 wins and then choke away a 3-1 series lead in the NBA Finals.
Golden State owns the best record in the NBA and any contender will be hard-pressed to stop a starting lineup that contains two-time MVP Stephen Curry, one-time MVP Kevin Durant, lights out shooter Klay Thompson and human Swiss Army Knife Draymond Green.
However, that sure as hell won’t stop NBA Twitter from having its fun at the Warriors’ expense, especially when they make it so darn easy.
For Curry, the references ranged from waiting until marriage to Viagra commercials to slamming J Cole’s music:
Klay Thompson didn’t get it any easier despite already being a victim last year, with his hipster look prompting corny one-liners and coupon photoshop jobs:
Despite looking creepy with his old man jumpsuit and a hat that made him look like a children’s basketball coach, Draymond Green actually didn’t get slandered too bad.
Maybe the world is just sick of trying to make fun of Draymond when we all know he’s going to continue to do his own thing regardless of what other people think.
Or, maybe it was just too easy:
And finally, there was Kevin Durant, the newest member of the Warriors and possibly their most criticized starter because of the way he left the Oklahoma City Thunder in free agency.
Despite being a dynamic two-way force for the Dubs this season, none of that stopped him from drawing Fresh Prince of Bel-Air comparisons and being pegged for cheesy pep talks like Steph was.
The lesson, as always, is no matter how famous, successful, talented or rich you are, you’re always one corny photoshoot away from NBA Twitter’s wrath.
Maybe just stop doing these photoshoots, Warriors?