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Cleveland, San Antonio, Golden State lead rise in NBA local ratings despite major market struggles

The Golden State Warriors’ incredible dominance this season has helped to boost national NBA packages on TNT, ABC and ESPN, and NBA TV, and they’re also finding a huge amount of success with their regional broadcasts. Sports Business Journal‘s John Ourand and John Lombardo report that the Warriors have more than doubled their average rating this season, and that’s helped...
Via Awful Announcing
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

Golden State Warriors’ Festus Ezeli to Undergo Arthroscopic Surgery

Golden State Warriors’ center Festus Ezeli hasn’t been considered an impact player to the team until this season. Since his addition to the Warriors back in the 2012-2013 season, he has yet to play in all 82 regular season games. In fact, during the Warriors’ championship run last year, Ezeli only participated in 46 games, where he earned statistics like a .547 FG%, nine assists...
Via The Sports Journal
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Report: Lakers would fire Byron Scott to hire Luke Walton

The Los Angeles Lakers would reportedly fire Byron Scott if presented with the opportunity to hire Luke Walton as coach. Stephen A. Smith, speaking to ESPN LA’s Max & Marcellus show, said that the Lakers would get rid of Scott if it meant they could get Walton. “I’m hearing [Scott]’s gone if Luke Walton wants to come in and take the job next season,” Smith said. “That...
Via Larry Brown Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Warriors' TV ratings double as record-breaking season rolls on

Even people who don't like the Golden State Warriors have to admit that watching them play basketball is a unique experience. Not only has the NBA never seen a team this good, it's also never had a team that's this incredibly entertaining to watch. The people have spoken, and they really love what they see: Television ratings are through the roof (via SBD):This shouldn't surprise...
Via Fox Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Warriors' Festus Ezeli undergoes knee surgery; timetable unknown

Golden State Warriors backup center Festus Ezeli will undergo surgery on his left knee, according to the team (via Rusty Simmons of the San Francisco Chronicle):There is no timetable for Ezeli's return, as the nature of the surgery is "exploratory":Ezeli, who has missed the past five games because of the knee injury, was ruled out until after the All-Star break last week. The third...
Via Fox Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Remember when Skip Bayless claimed Derek Fisher will be a better coach than Steve Kerr

As many of you may already know, the New York Knicks decided they needed a change and fired head coach Derek Fisher. It seemed like the players started to tune out Fisher and the result of that is a five game losing streak. Meanwhile, Steve Kerr who chose the Golden State Warriors over the Knicks has his team gearing up for another championship run. That made me find the tweet that...
Via No Guts, No Glory
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Steph Curry trolls himself with Jordan face meme

Steph Curry had no choice but to get out in front of the Carolina Panthers’ loss to the Denver Broncos, and he did so by trolling himself. The North Carolina native is a big Panthers fan and has supported the team for years. He was one of their most high-profile fans throughout the Super Bowl run, even being brought out to the big game at Levi’s Stadium to bang the drum pregame...
Via Larry Brown Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Hall of Fame coach: Stephen Curry is the best of all time

Lefty Driesell coached for parts of six decades in college basketball. He earned 13 appearances in the NCAA Tournament, making it as far as the Sweet 16 eight times. While acting as Maryland’s head coach, Driesell recruited the likes of Len Elmore, John Lucas, Buck Williams, and Len Bias, all of whom played under him with the Terps. Heck, Driesell originated the nationwide...
Via Sportsnaut
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Golden State’s Steph Curry Offers Advice To Panthers’ Cam Newton

The bromance that has formed between Golden State’s Steph Curry and Carolina’s Cam Newton has been one of the cooler storylines this season. Curry, who grew up a Panthers fan, has been rooting for Newton and his team every step of the way. Curry has regularly been seen wearing a custom Panthers jersey, and has even pounded the gong in a Panthers game earlier this season. On...
Via Gamedayr
2 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Kerr told Warriors he was happy to have close game

The Oklahoma City Thunder pushed the Golden State Warriors a bit more than they’re used to on Saturday night, and Warriors coach Steve Kerr was quite pleased with that. During a timeout, Kerr told his players, “about time we got a close game to play in.” The Warriors have generally been beating teams by double digits. On this night, however, the game was tied with under...
Via Larry Brown Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Golden State Warriors leave no doubt in win over the Oklahoma City Thunder

There was one regular season test left to truly determine if there was a team that would be able to crack the Golden State Warriors, and although the Oklahoma City Thunder came close, it just wasn’t enough, falling to the Warriors 116-108 in front of a star-studded crowd at Oracle Arena on Saturday night. Steve Kerr sent a message early, after the Warriors fell down 9-0, letting...
Via The Comeback
3 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Steph Curry does 'Dab' on court on eve of Super Bowl

Golden State warriors guard Stephen Curry is a huge Carolina Panthers fan, and he did his best to show his support in Saturday night’s game agains the Thunder by dabbing during the game. It’s the first time we’ve seen Curry dab on the court, and we’re going to assume he did it to wish the Panthers luck in Super Bowl 50. Curry didn’t dab with the same passion that he...
Via The Sports Daily
3 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Golden State Coach Steve Kerr Keeping It Real During A Huddle Saturday Night

Coaching the Golden State Warriors has been pretty easy for Steve Kerr. Most of the time his team runs away with it so eh doesn't have too much he needs to do other than tell his guys to keep it up. That was not the case Saturday night against Oklahoma City. For much of the game it was. His team took a 73-59 lead into the half, but the Thunder were not done.They pecked away at the...
Via FatManWriting
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Golden State Warriors: Dangerous depth

A few days ago the Golden State Warriors beat the Philadelphia 76ers on a last second game winning shot. The shot was important for two reasons. The first reason is that the shot bailed Golden State out since the Warriors completely fell asleep at the wheel. They took their foot off the gas pedal and let the 76ers come back from a 24-point deficit and threaten to win the game. The...
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Kevin Hart issues 3-point challenge to Draymond Green

Being MVP of the NBA Celebrity All-Star game 4 years in a row has seemingly gone straight to comedian Kevin Hart’s little head. Hart, who’s not taking part in the All-Star game this year (likely due to probably a dozen movies he has in the works), went on a funny little Twitter attack of first-time All-Star Draymond Green, issuing an open challenge to a 3-point contest. Green...
Via Low Brow Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Klay Thompson's first five years in historical context

"I'm going to go with myself." That was Klay Thompson's response when asked to name the league's best shooting guard. While media members and players alike were quick to dismiss this proclamation, Thompson has a right to make this claim due to the success he's had over his first five NBA seasons. As a result of playing on the same team as the reigning MVP (Stephen Curry) and a...
Via RealGM - NBA
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Golden State Warriors and Steph Curry Almost Make History

The record for made 3 pointers in a game is 12, held by Kobe Bryant and Donnell Marshall. On Wednesday night against the Wizards and the explosive John Wall, Steph Curry had 11 3’s. We shouldn’t be surprised. This coming from a guy who had 77 straight 3’s in a practice. “We talkin’ bout practice man,” as Allen Iverson would say. It becomes a little different, shooting...
Via The Sports Journal
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Golden State Warriors visit President Obama at White House

The defending NBA champion Golden State Warriors are in Washington DC today to visit President Barack Obama, as is customary for any championship team in a major sport. Of course, a known Chicago Bulls fan in the POTUS went out of his way to crack a small joke. Pictures of the Warriors’ visit were also...
Via Campus Sports Net
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Warriors must ground themselves amidst Durant talk

Milwaukee did it first. Dallas, Denver, and Detroit all followed suit. But now, amid heavy talk that Kevin Durant could join the blue and gold next summer, the Warriors need grounding by the team that knows them best – themselves. Golden State has flirted with immortality this season, especially after throttling Chicago, Cleveland, and San Antonio all by at least 30 points in...
6 days ago  |  Discuss

NBA players search for answers on how to stop Steph Curry and the Warriors

The entire NBA is looking for the answers on how stop Golden State. To put it mildly, not many strategies have worked against the 44-4 Warriors this season. But that hasn’t stopped NBA teams from trying to find that optimal game plan in order to beat the seemingly invincible defending champions. Having spent the previous five seasons with Golden State before an offseason trade...
Via The Comeback
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Fan wants seat so close that Stephen Curry’s ‘sweat drips on me’

Stephen Curry without a doubt is one of the biggest stars in the NBA and he and the Golden State Warriors are huge draws when they hit the road and visit other arenas. But one clearly rabid Curry fan recently posted an ad on Craigslist seeking a ticket to Wednesday’s Warriors road game against the Washington Wizards graphically illustrates just how much this particular person...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Golden State Warriors face a daunting task this offseason

The Golden State Warriors are in the midst of a historical season. Having already set the record for best start to a season by winning 28 straight games, they are also on pace to break the NBA’s win-loss record of 72-10 set by the Chicago Bulls in the 1996 season. To top it all off, they’ve also just had three of their starters named to this years All-Star Game in Toronto...
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Harrison Barnes drains game-winner to sink 76ers

Golden State Warriors forward Harrison Barnes returned from injury a few weeks ago, and it didn’t take him long to knock down a big shot to lift the team to victory. Barnes found himself wide open in the corner in Saturday night’s game against the 76ers with the game tied 105-105. Draymond Green received the ball after Stephen Curry tossed the ball to him in the paint, and he...
Via The Sports Daily
10 days ago  |  Discuss

QUIZ: Name every player on the Golden State Warriors 2015 NBA Finals-winning team

Can you name the 13 players who were part of Golden State's 2014-15 NBA championship-winning team?
10 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Steph Curry even signs autographs from long distance

Is there anything reigning NBA MVP Stephen Curry can’t do from a great distance? The superior Splash Brother went for a fan’s unusual autograph request — hook, line and sinker. Here’s the setup: Friday night, when arriving at Wells Fargo Arena in Philadelphia for practice in advance of Saturday’s game between his Golden State Warriors and the 76ers, Curry was approached...
Via The Comeback
10 days ago  |  Discuss

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