WARRIORS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Warriors showing they can still win a championship without Kevin Durant

The Warriors had won eight games in a row without Kevin Durant, but they appeared doomed in the first half against the Spurs on Wednesday. The Warriors trailed by 22 points early in the second quarter but rallied back to win 110-98 on the road. That’s plenty of room to spare.During the eight-game winning streak, the big question was if the Warriors could compete with the best of...
Via The Comeback
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

Warriors stun Spurs in comeback fashion

The Golden State Warriors mounted an incredible comeback in San Antonio to defeat the Spurs behind Steph Curry’s MVP performance. It looked like the Golden State Warriors were on the back end of a back-to-back. It looked as if the Warriors were ready to go home. It looked as if only one team showed up […] Warriors stun Spurs in comeback fashion - Blue Man Hoop - Blue Man Hoop...
Via Blue Man Hoop
9 hours ago

Jeff Van Gundy shares funny story about ‘brat’ Richard Pitino

Jeff Van Gundy shared a funny story on Wednesday about the time he had to take care of Rick Pitino’s son, Richard, whom he termed a “brat.”Van Gundy was broadcasting the Spurs-Warriors game for ESPN when announcer Mike Breen talked about how Spurs coach Gregg Popovich spent time learning under Don Nelson in Golden State before becoming a head coach. Among other things, Nelson...
Via Larry Brown Sports
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

Russell Westbrook breaks Durant’s franchise record for 40-point games in a season

The cupcake has been surpassed.Following his 57-point performance against the Orlando Magic on Wednesday night, Russell Westbrook has now crossed the 40-point plateau a whopping 15 times this season.That breaks the Oklahoma City Thunder’s franchise record for most 40-point games in a season. The man he replaces on this list is no other than current Golden State Warriors forward...
Via Sportsnaut
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

James Michael McAdoo shares photo of stitched-up face after collision with Trevor Ariza

James Michael McAdoo took one heck of a shot on Tuesday against the Houston Rockets, and the aftermath wasn’t much prettier either.The Golden State Warriors forward was injured late in the first quarter of the 113-106 win over Houston when Rockets forward Trevor Ariza fell on his head in a fight for a loose ball. He was forced to leave the game and did not return. On Wednesday...
Via Larry Brown Sports
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Warriors release Kevin Durant update

The Golden State Warriors released an update on Kevin Durant’s status, saying that his rehab is going well and he could be back soon. Kevin Durant is progressing well, according to the Golden State Warriors’ latest press release. He won’t be returning to action against the San Antonio Spurs, but he could be back soon. […] Warriors release Kevin Durant update - Blue Man Hoop...
Via Blue Man Hoop
17 hours ago

Steve Kerr backs Mike D’Antoni for Coach of the Year Award

He may have the best record in the NBA for the third consecutive season, but Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr is lobbying for somebody else as the 2016-17 Coach of the Year.After the Warriors defeated the Houston Rockets on Tuesday night, Kerr proclaimed Rockets head coach Mike D’Antoni as his Coach of the Year pick.“I think the fit with the roster and Mike’s philosophy...
Via Larry Brown Sports
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Warriors provide update on Kevin Durant, who could play this season

On Wednesday afternoon, the Golden State Warriors provided an update on Kevin Durant’s progress rehabilitating from a sprained MCL which has kept him out for the month of March.“At this point, [Durant] is being incorporated into non-contact basketball drills,” the statement reads in part.The big news comes at the end, when it says “He will be re-evaluated again in 7-10 days”...
Via Sportsnaut
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Kerr on being fastest to 200 wins: ‘I know how lucky I am’

Steve Kerr on Tuesday became the fastest American professional sports coach to reach 200 career victories courtesy of the Golden State Warriors’ 113-106 victory over the Houston Rockets. While Kerr obviously deserves a lot of credit, he humbly attributed all his coaching successes to the Warriors’ potent, star-studded roster.“I know how lucky I am,” Kerr said, via the San...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

Steve Kerr one win away from becoming fastest ever to 200 wins

A win by the Golden State Warriors tonight won’t just help shore up the No. 1 seed in the Western Conference. It’ll also help head coach Steve Kerr make history by becoming the fastest NBA coach to 200 wins. While this is an incredible achievement and Kerr is easily one of the best coaches in the league, there should be a disclaimer here. In truth, 39 of those wins should be...
Via Sportsnaut
1 day ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Special Olympics Unified Basketball Clinic with Jim Barnett and Ruthie Bolton

On Wednesday, March 15, the Warriors, Unified Basketball and the Special Olympics of Northern California teamed up to host a basketball clinic for seven Bay Area Unified High Schools. Warriors Broadcaster Jim Barnett and three-time Olympic Gold Medalist Ruthie Bolton joined the 160 youth at Freedom High School in Oakley to share words of encouragement and provide basketball instruction.
Via YouTube
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Should the Golden State Warriors play Durant before the playoffs?

Recent reports indicate Golden State Warriors star forward Kevin Durant could be ready to play as early as next week. Durant has been recovering from a grade two MCL sprain he sustained three weeks ago against the Washington Wizards. As Durant’s health continues to improve at a rapid rate, head coach Steve Kerr and the Warriors have a big decision to make: should Durant get back...
Via isportsweb.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

NBA Referee Hotline Bling: Steph Curry pushes OKC's buttons

The NBA has created a hotline for players to call and complain about NBA referees. They can complain about calls, clarify official rules, and leave Foot Locker-based Missed Connections posts. It's the telecommunications version of Chris Paul throwing his arms out and making an incredulous face. Each week, we’ll present a look at the hotline’s responses, which are about as real...
Via Yardbarker
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Warriors shouldn't obsess over Thunder's treatment of Durant

The Golden State Warriors are creating a bit of a silly season for the NBA.Apparently the Warriors aren’t happy with the Oklahoma City Thunder—the small-market team they ripped Kevin Durant away from—for how the Thunder show respect for Durant.It’s as silly as it sounds.The Warriors wanted the Thunder to thank Durant for his years of service, according to ESPN.com’s Chris...
Via The Sports Daily
9 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Russell Westbrook respond to Stephen Curry overlooking him for MVP Award

Stephen Curry recently came out and predicted that James Harden will win the NBA’s MVP award, but not everyone is sold on that.Especially not Russell Westbrook.The Oklahoma City Thunder star was asked about Curry’s comments on Thursday, and he gave a Brodie-esque response to the question.“I don’t care…don’t matter what he say,” Westbrook said. “Who’s he?” I...
Via The Sports Daily
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Anonymous Warrior: ‘We’ve got problems and it ain’t basketball’

The Golden State Warriors have been in a bit of funk of late, going 5-5 in their last 10 games. The team did manage to snap a three-game losing streak Tuesday with a win over the Philadelphia 76ers, but there are now whispers that things may not be quite right behind closed doors.“Is this malaise of theirs about not feeling motivated, not thinking they have something to play for...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Kids seated courtside sing ‘Happy Birthday’ to Stephen Curry

Stephen Curry on Tuesday celebrated his 29th birthday. Even though the Golden State Warriors superstar was focused on a home-court showdown with the Philadelphia 76ers, there was nevertheless a great pregame moment that helped celebrate his special day.As Curry put up jumpers during warmups ahead of the game, a sizeable crew of young fans seated courtside serenaded him with “Happy...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Cavs-Warriors Finals rematch suddenly not so inevitable after all

In sports and in life, we love to speak in inevitabilities. In August, we pronounced Hillary Clinton the next president of the United States. In December, we anointed Alabama the undefeated national champs. In February, we proclaimed La La Land a lock for Best Picture.When we look into the future, we often perceive great clarity in our crystal balls—even when they’re actually...
Via The Comeback
15 days ago  |  Discuss
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