Comparing Golden State Warriors Players to Star Wars Characters

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Dec 13, 2016; New Orleans, LA, USA; Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant (35) against the New Orleans Pelicans during the second half of a game at the Smoothie King Center. The Warriors defeated the Pelicans 113-109. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports /

Kevin Durant – Darth Vader/Anakin Skywalker

If you lived under a rock and didn’t know that Darth Vader was Anakin Skywalker and I spoiled this for you, then well…surprise! But this matchup just makes the most sense. Kevin Durant is Anakin Skywalker, on both sides of the Force.

Vader was the most feared figure in the entire galaxy. He had unprecedented offensive gifts. He terrorized anyone that opposed him. This is Durant. KD might be the best scorer we’ve ever seen and teams just can’t prepare for it.

Luke Skywalker fought the Sith Lord and, instead of putting his lightsaber through him, he offered him a chance at redemption. If Curry is Luke and Durant is Vader then their battle on Bespin was the Western Conference Finals. Both MVPs went head-to-head in an incredible and, mostly, even fight.

Afterwards, Curry extended his hand to a defeated Durant and offered redemption. Steph saved him and pulled him away from the clutches of the dark side of the Force. No longer would Durant have to deal with an oppressive shot caller.

KD can now return to doing what he loves: playing basketball. He is maximizing his abilities in the purest form. From the Golden State perspective, Darth Vader is defeated and Durant is now a rejuvenated Anakin.

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This comparison works in two ways though because, to many, Durant is now more evil than ever. He is everything that Darth Vader represents. As Obi-Wan screamed, “you were supposed to destroy the Sith, not join them” KD, who built a 3-1 lead in the WCF, was the last hope. He had to take down the evil Warriors and, instead, he signed with them in the summer.

It doesn’t matter what Durant does, what happened happened and the damage is done. He is redeemed to those that matter. He can’t change everyone’s mind. All he can do now is use his special abilities and rule the NBA galaxy with Steph Skywalker, Klay Solo, and R2-Dray2.