October 15, 2015 |
IT SEEMS THE Golden State Warriors are facing a bigger battle off the court than on it when it comes to defending their NBA championship. Comments popped up yesterday after the Warriors' Steph Curry and Draymond Green were asked about people discussing whether their team "deserves" its title. The question was in response to Los Angeles Clippers coach Doc River harping on the fact that the Warriors didn't play anybody en route to the title. Green, the Warriors' outspoken forward, said that teams questioning the title is just sour grapes, adding that you don't hear such talk coming from teams like the San Antonio Spurs.
June 20, 2016 |
Here is a look at Buddy Hield, one of the best shooting guards available in Thursday's NBA draft: School: Oklahoma. Height: 6-foot-4. Weight: 212 pounds. Skinny: Hield averaged 25 points, 5.7 rebounds, and 2.0 assists and led the NCAA in three-point percentage (45.7) last season. He won the Wooden, Oscar Robertson, and Naismith player of the year awards. NBA executive's take: "With Buddy Hield, you basically know what you are going to get, because he's an older draft prospect.
July 6, 2016
NOW YOU can hate them. Unequivocally, unabashedly, unrelentingly. Call Draymond Green a punk, call Steph Curry a baby and Klay Thompson a freak. If you like. Hate the Golden State Warriors as if they won that Game 7 of the NBA Finals, as if they had won in five games as we all expected when they took that three games-to-one lead over the Cavaliers. That they didn't is one reason Kevin Durant is now a Warrior. He agreed to a two-year, $54.3 million deal Monday, his personal independence day - a deal that was less about titles or money and much more about legacy.
June 9, 2016 |
That man on the Golden State Warriors' bench, the one they sometimes see Warriors head coach Steve Kerr talking to - they recognize that guy, even almost two decades later. In his eighth NBA stop, Ron Adams is acknowledged as an NBA defensive guru, an assistant coach to be trusted with a vital part of the game. For a group of guys around Philadelphia in their late 20s, Adams isn't just any assistant coach - he also was their assistant coach, when they were a little band of third graders at Valley Forge Elementary School, playing in the Malvern Summer League.
March 5, 1989 |
Rookie Mitch Richmond scored a career-high 47 points and the Golden State Warriors rode an NBA-record 57-point third quarter to a 155-143 victory last night over the Sacramento Kings. The whirlwind game, which featured 45 points by Sacramento's Danny Ainge and 34 by Golden State's Chris Mullin, produced the highest point total of any game this season. The Warriors' third quarter missed by one the NBA record for most points in any quarter, and their 155 points were the most by any Warriors team since the 169 points scored March 2, 1962, when Wilt Chamberlain scored 100 points against the New York Knicks.
February 1, 2016 |
Facing his locker stall, a white towel draped atop his head, Steph Curry muttered "Bad, bad, bad" to no one in particular Saturday night, the NBA's biggest star betraying his displeasure over a game that could have gotten away from the NBA's best team. The 76ers had shocked Curry and the Golden State Warriors with a stirring comeback from a 24-point deficit, tying the score with 22.3 seconds left only to have the Warriors use 22.1 seconds to run a perfect halfcourt sequence: Curry penetrating and passing to Draymond Green at the foul line, Green kicking the ball to Harrison Barnes in the corner for an open three-pointer, Barnes swishing it for a 108-105 Warriors victory.
July 6, 2016 |
It turned out the Sixers came up a mere 63 wins short of landing Kevin Durant when the NBA's free agency period began over the weekend. That was the regular-season difference between the Sixers and the Golden State Warriors, the NBA Finals runner-up which has reportedly lured Durant with a two-year, $54.3 million contract. The free agency windows are open, and there is money flying through, but contracts can't become official until the league year begins Thursday. That is also the date when the terms of the NBA's most recent TV deals take effect, and teams will be so awash in cash that many crazy things will take place.
February 2, 2006 |
The public relations manager for the Golden State Warriors was fired yesterday for inadvertently sending out a racially insensitive e-mail titled "Ghetto Prom" to the team's entire media distribution list. Eric Govan, the No. 3 person on the Warriors' media-relations staff, sent the e-mail featuring 17 photos, many depicting scantily clad black people in formal attire and commentary on the outfits. The e-mail went to dozens of newspaper reporters, columnists and sports editors, as well as television and radio stations.
July 12, 2013
A person familiar with the negotiations said the Cleveland Cavaliers reached agreement on a two-year contract with center Andrew Bynum. Bynum accepted the deal Wednesday night, said the person, who spoke on condition of anonymity because the team had not announced the agreement. The 7-foot Bynum, 25, did not play in any games last season with the 76ers because of knee injuries. Hamilton let go The Chicago Bulls waived veteran guard Richard Hamilton, as expected.
May 10, 2007 |
Even shorthanded, the Utah Jazz outran the Golden State Warriors. Derek Fisher missed most of the first three quarters because of a family illness, then scored all five of his points in overtime to lead Utah to a 127-117 victory over the visiting Warriors last night and a 2-0 lead in the Western Conference semifinals. The Jazz overcame the loss of rookie guard Dee Brown to a neck injury in the first quarter and had to rally to force the overtime after Golden State went on a 12-1 run late in the fourth quarter.