Watch NBA Star Harrison Barnes Dunk Over One Of His Fans In This Golden State Warriors Ad [THE BRIEF]

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Golden State Warriors forward and former North Carolina standout Harrison Barnes dunks over a fan in the latest ad in Golden State’s clever “We Are Warriors” campaign. The campaign, from San Francisco agency Muh-Tay-Zik Hof-fer, shows interactions between the team’s players and fans:

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