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How The Internet Celebrated The Golden State Warriors' NBA Championship Victory

Here come the stats, praises, and the laughs!
by John Paulo Aguilera | Jun 17, 2015
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Bring out the champagne; the Golden State Warriors are your 2015 NBA champions!

This one's a little sweeter for a team that has last won the title 40 freakin' years ago, or back when Rick Barry was still playing, and their opponentthe team located in Washingtonwas still known as the Bullets. Imagine what that would be like for a team that hasn't brought home a championship in franchise eternity. Oh, wait...

But it's not 1975 anymore, and with the Dubs' triumph comes not just the congratulatory remarks, but also a heavy dose of rowdy social media banter (read: LeBron James-shaming). (That "best player in the world" quote, albeit true, actually did more harm than good.)

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We've cooked up a separate feature about the hate that inevitably fell (and will continue to fall) on the King after yet another Finals letdown so, this time around, let's focus on all the relevant memes on the essential factors of Golden State's golden victory (because those are what's really important for us hoops "analysts," yes?).

Read on for a meme-tastic recap of the keys to the Warriors' series-clinching Game 6 win!

Another potent offensive game from the Warriors—five players in double figures, 28 assists—enabled Golden State to establish a comfortable margin from the start, which in the end was just enough to turn back another unconscious outing from James, who finished with 32 points, 18 rebounds, and nine assists for the Cleveland Cavaliers.

You may actually want to put the "s" in "warrior" in the meme below...

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Well, you have to give credit to the whole team, including the coaching staff...

The "legendary" Luke Walton is one of the Dubs' assistant coaches
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...led by their "rookie" head coach, Steve Kerr.

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Although somebody's not too happy...

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Where's the chill, Mark Jackson?

Even though both had been inconsistent throughout the six games, GSW wouldn't be where they are right now if not for Defensive Player of the Year runner-up
Draymond Green, who put up a timely triple-double (16 points, 11 rebounds, 10 assists) in Game 6...

...and the other Splash Brother, Klay Thompson, who had a rough series overall.

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But the biggest story of the Dubs' historic run was 11-year veteran Andre Iguodala who, from not starting a single game in the regular season (including the first three of the Finals), went on to be named Finals MVP. Iggy, aside from averaging a respectable 16.3 points, 5.8, rebounds and four assists, also had the unenviable task of marking LeBron, who he held to under 40-percent shooting.

Iggy, together with Steph Curry, paced the Warriors with 25 markers each in Game 6, and prevented another late surge by JR Smith (three treys in the last minute) and the Cavs with their own barrage of three-pointers and made free throws.

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The final numbers: 105-97 in favor of Golden State, and a legion of Warriors bandwagons fans sleeping soundly tonight.

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Congratulations, Dubs!

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