How the Golden State Warriors became the NBA's biggest villains

What the hell happened?It feels like only yesterday that the Golden State Warriors were “America’s [Basketball] Team.”The undersized, under-appreciated Stephen Curry was launching threes from Mars, dazzling us with heroic displays of dribbling and distribution. Klay Thompson’s game was spawning as if it was the T-1000 in Terminator 2 regenerating after being frozen and shattered...
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World Historical Greatness or Bust

I'm thankful for Game 7. There will be no ring ceremony in Oakland on Tuesday evening.  No banners will be unfurled.  Fans will no doubt bask in the glow of 73, but also shudder with memories of 3-1.  It's natural to bargain with loss and frustration.  Warriors fans are good at it -- until recently, we had to scratch harder and deeper than anyone to find silver linings.  But...
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2 hours ago

An open letter to Warriors fans

Here’s an open letter to Golden State Warriors fans about the upcoming season. Dear fellow Golden State Warriors fans, Please allow me to take the somewhat professional, relatively unbiased hat off and let me put on my fan gear. I just have a few things I want to share with my fellow Warriors fans. It’s […] An open letter to Warriors fans - Blue Man Hoop - Blue Man Hoop - A...
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Thirty Futures: Golden State Warriors

I. And now there's what blots out the sun. It's hard to see where the joy will come from, as the Warriors lance through the league, exquisite like a Scandinavian city, everything just so, the starters with towels over their heads by the fourth quarter, pointing out women in the crowd to each other, laughing, up twenty-two, Ian Clark breaking a sweat, Oracle buzzingly sated, overfed...
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Question of the day ties to start of Warriors season

With the Steph Curry/Kevin Durant Warriors launching their season on Tuesday night and oddsmakers pegging Golden State and the field as having even chances of winning the NBA championship, there’s a PFT Live question of the day floating in there. Somewhere. How about this: Which NFL team would currently have the best odds against the…
Via Pro Football Talk
10 hours ago

Warriors, TNT to begin NBA season with tribute to Sager

NEW YORK (AP) The Golden State Warriors and TNT will begin the season with a tribute to sideline reporter Craig Sager, who is battling leukemia. TNT will unveil a T-shirt during its Tuesday night studio show that was inspired by the suit Sager wore while receiving the Jimmy Valvano Award at this year's ESPY Awards. Proceeds from the sale of the shirt will benefit the SagerStrong...
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Trying to rationalize irrational hate against the Golden State Warriors

Being a Golden State Warriors fan right now is a blessing, but that also means taking a fair amount of complaints that don’t really make sense.  As a lifelong Bay Area sports fan going to college in Los Angeles, I receive a fair share of smack talk for supporting teams like the Giants or the Sharks. But as […] Trying to rationalize irrational hate against the Golden State...
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22 hours ago

Warriors exercise 3rd-year option Kevon Looney

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) The Golden State Warriors have exercised the third-year contract option on forward Kevon Looney. The team on Sunday announced the move to keep Looney under contract through 2017-18. Looney appeared in five games for Golden State last season, averaging 1.8 points and 2.0 rebounds in 4.2 minutes per contest while being hampered by an injured hip. Looney was...
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WATCH: Steph Curry & Kevin Durant are already doing absurd things on the basketball court

It may just have been a preseason game between the Golden State Warriors and Portland Trail Blazers on Friday night at Oracle Arena, but that didn’t seem to matter to Steph Curry and Kevin Durant. Curry had had 35 points, and went 8-of-13 from three-point range. This play in the first quarter was particularly incredible, as the two-time reigning MVP came out of nowhere to get...
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Golden State expects growing pains with addition of Durant

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) Steve Kerr fully expects plenty of growing pains for the Golden State Warriors as Kevin Durant finds his way on a new-look, superstar roster. He is guarding against any big predictions about his All-Star group led by two-time reigning NBA MVP Stephen Curry and Durant and a supporting cast featuring All-Stars Draymond Green and Klay Thompson alongside new center...
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Golden State Warriors vs. Portland Trailblazers Preview: Closing out the preseason in Oakland

With the Warriors final roster cuts made, they look to continue a four-game win streak in the final preseason game. When: Friday, October 21 at 7:30 p.m. Pacific time Where: Oracle Arena - Oakland, CA Coverage: Television - NBA TV | Radio - 96.7 The Game The Western Conference Semifinals ended a little more than five months ago, yet it seems like a distant memory with the...
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WATCH: Introducing Warriors Code

Warriors forward Draymond Green visited Oakland High School to help launch Warriors CODE, a program to inspire and engage students to forge equitable paths in science and technology. In partnership with Oakland Unified School District and Code.org, Warriors CODE aims to address a lack of diversity in the technology sector by supporting efforts to make computer science available to...
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Kevin Durant claims he wouldn’t have joined Warriors if they didn’t blow a 3-1 lead

Would Kevin Durant be a Golden State Warrior had the Warriors won the NBA title last season, completing a back-to-back championship reign? Not likely, Durant claims. It is not uncommon for pro athletes to sign deals with teams that give them a chance to win a ring. Durant did just that this past offseason by leaving Oklahoma City behind to join the Warriors. Already one of the NBA’s...
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NBA GMs tab Golden State the preseason favorite, Cavs easily the best of the East

With the NBA season getting set to tip off for the start of a new season, a survey of general managers around the league seems to be on the same page when asked which team is the favorite to win it all this season. The Golden State Warriors, now with 100% more Kevin Durant, have been chosen as the preseason favorite by 69% of the GMs in the NBA. Defending champion Cleveland received...
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Speights: Green sometimes hurt Warriors off the court

The Golden State Warriors’ road to 73 wins was not without its speed bumps. According to former Warriors center Marreese Speights, now with the Los Angeles Clippers, Draymond Green was, at times, the source of some serious chemistry problems during practices and behind closed doors. “Draymond f—ed up practice and s—,” Speights told ESPN’s Ethan Sherwood Strauss. ...
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Exec: Warriors could struggle if 'they get hurt or hate each other'

The Golden State Warriors have been tabbed by NBA general managersas the odds-on favorites to win an NBA title this coming season. Not only does this make the Warriors the envy of the league, it has prompted other teams to consider how they could be prevented from hoisting the Larry O’Brien Championship Trophy next summer, if there even is a way. For an extensive, thorough...
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Durant: I would not have signed with Warriors if they won it all

Kevin Durant recently said he is unsure if he would have ended up with the Golden State Warriors if they beat the Cleveland Cavaliers in the NBA Finals. But in a new interview, Durant made his intentions a lot more clear. If the Warriors finished off the Cavs after jumping out to a 3-1 series lead, Durant would not have joined them. “It felt like that whole thing was set up for...
Via Larry Brown Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Barkley continues crusade against jump-shooting Warriors

Charles Barkley continues to stand by his assertion that the Golden State Warriors shouldn't be touted as favorites to win an NBA title due to their status as a primarily jump-shooting team. Barkley tripled-down on his years-in-the-making crusade against the Warriors by suggesting even the addition of Kevin Durant — a move the NBA on TNT analyst openly ridiculed — doesn...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

NBA general manager survery predicts Warriors to win the title

The annual NBA general manager survery was released on Tuesday. Not surprisingly, 69 percent of those surveyed believe the Golden State Warriors will win the title this season. They are followed in line by last year’s champion Cleveland Cavaliers at 31 percent. Interestingly enough, the very same survery opted to go with the Cavaliers this time last season. The survey itself...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Warriors Family Basketball Clinic “Gold Medal Edition”

Kevin Durant, Klay Thompson and Draymond Green returned from the Rio 2016 Olympics to host the Warriors Family Basketball Clinic, a benefit for the Warriors Community Foundation. Thanks to Kaiser Permanente, Nike and Levy Restaurants, proceeds from the fourth annual parent-child clinic supported the Foundation’s efforts to improve educational equity in the Bay Area.
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Durant responds on Twitter to fan asking about hate comments

Kevin Durant is slowly getting used to all the hate being lobbed at him for joining the Golden State Warriors. At least, that’s how it looked when Durant responded to a fan on Twitter asking him how he feels about being the villain for leaving Oklahoma City for the Bay Area. @Sheeme631 it's comical. Deep down inside, I don't get it. What you think? Should I feel a way? ...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Draymond Green throws out awful first pitch before Cubs-Giants game

Golden State Warriors big man Draymond Green was asked to throw out the ceremonial first pitch before Game 4 of the National League Division Series at AT&T Park on Tuesday, and he failed miserably. Green took the time to get warmed up before taking the mound, and seemed to have a decent throwing motion. .@bcraw35 to @Money23Green: "make sure they turn the radar gun on....
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Warriors owner Joe Lacob: Other owners mad over Durant signing

The Golden State Warriors sent shock waves throughout the NBA when it created to the superteam to end all superteams by signing Kevin Durant. According to Warriors owner Joe Lacob, the team’s ability to swoop in and sign the offseason’s most coveted free agent left his fellow NBA owners a little angry with him. “I know there are a lot of other owners and teams that are...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
14 days ago  |  Discuss

LOOK: Stephen Curry’s new $5.8M home in Alamo

Golden State Warriors star Stephen Curry recently bought a new $5.8 million home in Alamo, California, and it looks pretty sick. Curry previously lived in Walnut Creek, so he’s not relocating too far, but if the photos do it any justice, this house is definitely an upgrade. Stephen Curry's new home sold in Alamo, CA pic.twitter.com/m3G9D0hgEA — Homes of the Athlete (@playerhomes...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

NBA Pacific Division Preview: Golden State Warriors

As another NBA season nears, it’s time for our season previews. Moving to the West, we begin in the Pacific. Predicted Conference Finish: 1st Best Move of the Offseason: A cleverer writer would find a way to joke that it was Zaza Pachulia. At his price tag I’m almost tempted to. But nope. Kevin Durant is really good. Worst Move of the Offseason: Was there really a reason to...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

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