Comparing Golden State Warriors Players to Star Wars Characters

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September 26, 2016; Oakland, CA, USA; Golden State Warriors center Anderson Varejao (18) poses with an emoji cutout of himself during media day at the Warriors Practice Facility. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports /

Anderson Varejao – Jar Jar Binks

This one was pretty obvious, right? When you create a universe as expansive as Star Wars, it’s hard to come close to a consensus on nearly anything. Luckily, there’s Jar Jar Binks.

Banks is a Gungan and an absolute fool. He’s almost universally accepted as the worst thing about Star Wars. The guy is a complete mess that just sorta flops around. Sound familiar?

Anderson Varejao is DubNation’s favorite player to hate on. His horrid performance in Game 7 of the NBA Finals will forever leave a bitter taste in Warriors’ fans’ mouths. There’s a collective sigh whenever Steve Kerr turns to the Brazilian big man.

Both Binks and Varejao just throw themselves around everywhere, walking around somewhat aimlessly. They seem to have little control over their bodies and yet they keep finding themselves in favorable situations. Binks became a general and Varejao was waived by LeBron James’ East-leading Cavaliers to join the eventual-73 win Warriors team.

This comparison makes even more sense if you believe the “Darth Jar Jar” theory. In essence, the nonsensical character was secretly an evil genius that hid his deviant plans with his tomfoolery. He orchestrated everything. For many Warriors fans, there’s a sense that Varejao was a Trojan Horse of sorts. He left James and the only team he ever knew, infiltrated their biggest opponent, and destroyed them from within.

At minimum, the flopping and the bouncy hair and ears still make this comparison valid. And, of course, the overwhelmingly negative fan reception is there too.

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