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Watch Warriors' Kevon Looney dunk on Jordan Poole in high school

Watch Warriors' Kevon Looney dunk on Jordan Poole in high school

Milwaukee natives and current Warriors teammates Jordan Poole and Kevon Looney have a history together, even if the latter doesn't realize it.

Their first encounter came back in 2014 when Poole was a freshman at Rufus King High School and Looney was a McDonald's All-American at Alexander Hamilton High School.

"My freshman year, we played for the city championship," Poole told NBC Sports Bay Area's Drew Shiller and Grant Liffmann on Monday night. "Yeah, he gave us 40. And we lost."

When asked how he performed in the game, the Warriors' 2019 first-round draft pick revealed that Looney dunked on him.

"I did solid. I think had like eight points," Poole said. "But he dunked on me. I don't think he remembers. I haven't talked to him yet. Bad rotation. I was a child."

Through the power of the internet, here is video of Looney's huge dunk.

In fairness to Poole, Looney didn't actually dunk ON him. Looney blew by two of Poole's teammates and the freshman tried to rotate over to help, but was too late.

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If you want to watch Looney's entire senior season mixtape, click here. The future UCLA Bruin was a beast back in the day.

Five years later, Poole and Looney are on the same team. We're sure the dunk will come up when the two get a chance to talk.

Why Steph Curry's gesture at Oracle Arena finale touched Monta Ellis

Why Steph Curry's gesture at Oracle Arena finale touched Monta Ellis

For the final regular-season game in Oracle Arena history, Steph Curry arrived rocking a No. 8 Monta Ellis jersey.

"Obviously, a lot of history that Monta was able to be a part of with the 'We Believe' Warriors era, and when I got here my rookie year, he was that guy," Curry told reporters back on April 7. "And I think for me, in terms of representing him on the last game, it meant a lot because we were in that backcourt together. 

"When he was traded it was a tough time in terms of the transition of the organization and things like that. I wanted to pay, obviously, honor to him in terms of his story, coming out of high school and doing what he was able to do. He was an Oakland fan, Warrior fan. Beloved guy."

Shortly after he got wind of Curry's gesture, Monta reacted on Instagram. But he recently expanded on his feelings.

"The biggest thing that I always wanted to do, like, when I leave this Earth, is know that I impacted somebody in some shape or form, no matter if it was on or off the basketball court," he told Marcus Thompson of The Athletic. "That’s my biggest thing.

"So to hear that from him, man, it just means I did what I was supposed to do. I made an impact on somebody’s life before I left here.”

During the 2009-10 season -- Curry's rookie campaign -- Ellis averaged a career-high 25.5 points per game.

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The following year, he racked up 24.1 points and 5.6 assists per contest, while Curry registered 18.6 points and 5.8 assists per night.

Although Monta was disappointed with how the franchise handled his trade to Milwaukee in March 2012, he has nothing but love for Dub Nation.

“That’s my second home,” he told Thompson. “I love Oakland. The fans are like no other. I’ve never seen any other fans in America like Oracle.”

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Warriors' Steve Kerr explains why he prefers Thanksgiving to Christmas

Warriors' Steve Kerr explains why he prefers Thanksgiving to Christmas

Steve Kerr's middle name is Douglas.

If he had a second middle name, it would be "Scrooge."

"What traditions we have, my wife handles. She's really good at Christmas," the Warriors' head coach told Logan Murdock and Kerith Burke on the most recent episode of the "Runnin' Plays" podcast. "She takes care of everything and she makes fun of me for being a scrooge -- not because I don't like Christmas, but because I'm not good with gifts.

"I'm just not good at buying gifts -- I just don't like to do it (laughing). Hence the name Scrooge."

Kerr's wife, Margot, goes all out to celebrate the holidays.

"She's got the decorations, the trees, she's got the music," Kerr explained. "She fills up the stockings for the kids who are all in their 20s now. They still have stockings. She's all-in. She makes it a great day."

So Kerr isn't sentimental?

"I am sentimental," he said. "I'm a Thanksgiving person. I love Thanksgiving for the same reason as people like Christmas, only there's no gifts. So it suits me perfectly.

"I like the family togetherness, I like the food. I love Thanksgiving -- prefer it to Christmas."

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It's safe to assume that every single kid in the world disagrees with the eight-time NBA champion, as they prefer getting showered with gifts.

But there's no doubt that as you get older, the appreciation for Thanksgiving grows and grows.

Does yours truly have a preference? Let's just say that I love them equally as much.

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