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The Warriors won the NBA title, so here’s an incredibly tangential post

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2017 NBA Finals - Game Five
Pictured here: Four basketball players who have all gone to baseball games at AT&T Park
Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images

The Warriors won the NBA Finals last night, and they’re a fun and exciting team, while the Giants are not. So here I am, wringing as much content as I can out of their title run, and here you are, reading something nice about the Warriors instead of some analysis of how everyone on the Giants is terrible. You’ll thank me for this someday, when I’m counting my pile of gold bullion that I got in exchange for the clicks on this article. It’s win win.

Anyway, the dumb premise for this article is to go over each Giants game that a Warriors star has publicly attended and review those games and see what the Giants record in those games is. Why? Because the Warriors are popular and leeching off the popularity of others is the hallmark of every #contentcreator on the Internet.

Kevin Durant: 2-1

Durant’s first game came in 2013, while he was still with the Thunder. He visited Kruk and Kuip while he was there, which was awfully big of him (This is a pun because Kevin Durant is tall). Here’s Grant discussing the visit last year when Durant signed with the Warriors.

The Giants won that day, 10-0. Barry Zito threw seven scoreless innings against the Rockies, and Buster Posey went 3 for 5 with a double and a triple. Those are all good aspects of that game, so I feel comfortable saying that it was a good game.

The next time Durant visited AT&T Park was September 16 of last year. He even threw out the first pitch! I have a photo of that which I’m going to show you.

St Louis Cardinals v San Francisco Giants Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images

Good work, everyone. Very proud. Anyway, the Giants played the Cardinals that night, and won 8-2. Matt Moore pitched 5 shaky innings in getting the win, Buster Posey went 3 for 4 with a homer, and the Giants scored 6 unearned runs in the third inning because of a Yadier Molina error.

Sadly, Durant was not able to get the Giants a win on April 27 of this year, when he showed up and the Dodgers won 5-1 in 10 innings. The Giants wasted an excellent start from Matt Moore that day, but the big news, Durant-wise, was that Lou Seal brought him a plate of cupcakes, which was some big controversy with Oklahoma City Thunder fans and you can read about that here, if you want.

Overall, Kevin Durant went 2-1 for the Giants, which is a very good record.

Draymond Green: 0-1

Draymond Green threw out the first pitch at Game 4 of last year’s NLDS and it went poorly. Well, multiple parts of that went poorly. Here’s Sami with the recap. No use being bitter about it, though. These things happen. You’ll get ‘em next year, Giants!

Steph Curry: 1-0

Curry went to a game on May 29, 2015, and A’s fans (and then-A’s outfielder Josh Reddick) were not happy about it. Giants fans were pretty happy about it, though. Here’s a clip of Giants fans being vocally happy to see him:

The Giants won that game too. They beat the Braves 4-2 behind an excellent outing from Tim Hudson and a Buster Posey homer (he’s been showing up a lot here, huh), and moved into first place for the first time (other than after the first game of the year, when they were 1-0) that season. It was also the last time, as they’d lose the next day and drop out of first for the rest of the year, but for one day, Steph Curry inspired the Giants to be not trash, and we can thank him for that.

Steve Kerr and Klay Thompson: 1-0

This one gets a bit tricky. Because although the Giants did win the game they attended — possibly the best non-playoff game of the year last year, considering that they beat Kenley Jansen in the 10th inning — Kerr and Thompson were rooting for the Dodgers. Thompson’s brother Trayce is a Dodger and Kerr grew up a big Dodgers fan in LA, so do they really get credit for the win? It’s hard to say they do.

Anyway, here’s an Andrew Baggarly tweet that includes the term “horrified boos,” which is always a good descriptor.

All in all, the Giants have gone 4-2 when current Warriors were at the game, though it drops to 3-2 if you remove Durant’s visit when he was with the Thunder. The Warriors themselves, however, are only 2-3, or if you give Thompson and Kerr each credit for the loss they both witnessed, 2-4.

None of this has any point, but hey, I related the Warriors title to the Giants, and wasn’t that fun?