WARRIORS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Kevin Durant wears hilarious cupcake hat

Now that he’s officially an NBA champion and a Finals MVP, Kevin Durant is letting the petty flow through this veins.Durant attended Golden State Warriors teammate JaVale McGee’s charity softball game on Saturday wearing an apparently custom-made hat featuring a cupcake with a championship ring on top instead of a cherry. Of course, the cupcake theme had been a major part of...
Via Larry Brown Sports
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

Draymond Green sent vulgar texts to GM after draft pick

Golden State has a knack for finding promising young prospects.The Warriors were fortunate enough to have Stephen Curry (No. 7, 2009) and Klay Thompson (No. 11, 2011) fall to them in the lottery. In 2012, when other teams passed on Draymond Green because of perceived limitations in his game (“he doesn’t have a position”), the Warriors were happy to snag him at No. 35.Even in...
Via Larry Brown Sports
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Klay Thompson fails miserably attempting a 360 dunk

Klay Thompson is a two-time NBA champion. He’s one of the greatest shooters in the history of the NBA. These are two unquestionable facts.Unfortunately, it doesn’t look like Thompson himself has too many hops.Taking to China following his Golden State Warriors championship season, Thompson was seen attempting a 360 dunk in front of fans.It didn’t go terribly well. That’s...
Via Sportsnaut
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

A's join push to keep Raiders in Oakland

While the Raiders move to Las Vegas is seemingly inevitable, efforts remain to keep the franchise in Oakland. One such effort, called Forever Oakland, is getting help from a well-known source, the Oakland Athletics.The A’s will have a series of games that will raise funds for Forever Oakland, whose stated goal is “securing a new stadium deal for the Raiders in Oakland, CA while...
Via Sportsnaut
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Warriors owner on buying draft picks: ‘Do the math’

The defending champion Golden State Warriors entered Thursday’s NBA Draft without any selections. Both their first and second-round picks were moved in the Andre Iguodala trade a few years back.Despite this, Golden State found a way to get back into the draft. It sent $3.5 million in cold hard cash to the Chicago Bulls for the 38th selection, which was used on former Oregon big...
Via Sportsnaut
2 days ago  |  Discuss

2016-17 NBA Awards: The Gary Payton Award for best trash talk of the year

Monday night, the first televised NBA Awards show takes place. Finally, some two months after the end of the 2016-17 NBA regular season, we'll find out who takes home MVP, Rookie of the Year, Executive of the Year, Sixth Man, Coach of the Year, Defensive Player of the Year and more. However, the annual honors bestowed on players, coaches and executives alike leave something to be...
Via Yardbarker
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Kerr: It ‘might be a good statement’ for Warriors to visit White House

The Golden State Warriors are still contemplating whether or not to visit the White House to celebrate their NBA title should an invitation be extended. Head coach Steve Kerr, who has been a vocal critic of the Donald Trump administration, weighed in on the situation, saying it “might be a good statement” for the Warriors to set personal politics aside and attend a ceremony....
Via Sportress of Blogitude
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Steve Kerr: Warriors will ‘get greedy,’ be even better next season

Don’t think the Golden State Warriors have any plans to rest on their laurels.Coach Steve Kerr confirmed on The TK Show Wednesday that expects the Warriors to be hungry and better than ever in 2017-18.“I think we will definitely be better next year, from the experience of this year — from having KD have a year under his belt and a comfort level with his teammates and his surroundings...
Via Larry Brown Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Warriors invited to D.C. by House Democrats Nancy Pelosi, Barbara Lee

The Golden State Warriors haven’t yet decided whether or not the team will accept an invitation to visit the White House, if one is extended. But the reigning NBA champions already have a standing offer to pay a visit to D.C. thanks to an official invitation from House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and Rep. Barbara Lee (D-Calif.).“In celebration of your victory, we...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Paul Pierce doubles down on Durant-over-LeBron talk

Paul Pierce has reiterated and expanded upon his opinion that Kevin Durant “right now” is the NBA's best player, not LeBron James.The newly retired Pierce, serving as an analyst for ESPN during the NBA Finals, said that Durant “may be the best player in the world today."Pierce’s assertion not surprisingly spawned much debate, given James typically is hailed unquestionably...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Grudge-holding Oklahoma City Instagram account viciously trolls Kevin Durant

One year later, it’s safe to say Oklahoma City has not forgiven Kevin Durant for leaving the hometown Thunder for the Golden State Warriors. On Saturday, the official Oklahoma City Instagram account trolled Durant by posting a photo of his face on the cover of Sports Illustrated with the caption, “Don’t forget: You can recycle magazines in your little blue bin.” The post...
Via The Comeback
7 days ago  |  Discuss

LeBron couldn’t have invented ‘superteams’ because they’ve been around for decades

Over the past few days (and weeks, months and years), NBA fans have bickered over the origins of the so-called “superteam” trend.Now, inevitably, players have gotten involved, with LeBron James claiming that he has never played for a superteam and Draymond Green, member of the undeniably super Golden State Warriors, replying Thursday that, “You started the superteam, bro...
Via The Comeback
9 days ago  |  Discuss

MC Hammer rode a fire-shooting snail at Warriors’ championship parade

The celebration was on in Oakland Thursday as the Warriors celebrated their second title in three years.Rap mogul MC Hammer, who was born and raised in Oakland, was involved in the parade in a big way.He rode a snail, which is something you don’t see every day. Oh, by the way, it shoots fire. Whoever came up with that idea deserves a raise.
Via The Sports Daily
9 days ago  |  Discuss

The winners and losers of the 2017 NBA Finals

Every championship round has a winner and a loser. (Wow, I just felt like Magic Johnson's Twitter account writing that.) But in truth, every NBA Finals has its own winners and losers, beyond just one team hoisting the Larry O'Brien trophy, and the other going home to sulk as the runner-up. Here are the winners and losers from the 2016-17 NBA Finals. Winners LeBron's legacyIn his...
Via Yardbarker
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Warriors will skip White House visit after winning title

The Golden State Warriors didn’t take long to decide they wouldn’t be attending the customary White House visit.Kevin Durant, Stephen Curry and the rest of the Warriors reportedly held a vote on the idea after beating LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers in the Finals.According to reports, the vote came in lopsided: Of course, the reason isn’t exactly hard to explain. The...
Via The Sports Daily
12 days ago  |  Discuss
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