What Harrison Barnes’ Monster Dunk Tells Us About His NBA Future

November 27th, 2012 by Grant Hughes Leave a reply »
If you felt a tremor on the West coast recently, it wasn’t an earthquake. It was Harrison Barnes. On Nov. 24, Barnes dropped the hammer on Nikola Pekovic in a game between the Golden State Warriors and Minnesota Timberwolves, sending shock waves through the NBA.

It was just one dunk, of course, and it may seem silly to overanalyze it—but if we take it apart, it tells us plenty about Harrison Barnes’ NBA future.


Harrison Barnes: Momentum Creator

Immediately after Barnes’ earth-shaking smash, Twitter exploded, highlight shows dubbed the one-handed spike the Dunk of the Year, and not least of all, the Warriors came alive. Pre-dunk, the Dubs trailed Minnesota 41-38. Afterward, they went on to outscore the Wolves 58-44 over the remaining two-and-a-half quarters. That could be a coincidence, but the momentum gained from the play seemed palpable.

A talent like Barnes has the ability to ignite a crowd like no other Warrior. Golden State is built to win with defense, rebounding and perimeter shooting. That stuff is effective, yet unless you’re a high school coach or a real appreciator of nuance, ...

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