WARRIORS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Shaq responds to Kevin Durant, calls JaVale McGee a ‘bum’

You didn’t really expect Shaq to take it from Kevin Durant this afternoon and not respond, did you?Durant came to Golden State Warriors teammate JaVale McGee’s defense on Friday, hours after McGee beefed with Shaq on Twitter.So what did Shaq do? He responded to Durant on Twitter. It’s typical of Shaq to boss people around like that.He’s been picking on McGee so much over...
Via Larry Brown Sports
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Report: Warriors contact TNT about Shaq picking on JaVale McGee

Shaq has had a history of picking on JaVale McGee in his “Shaqtin’ A Fool” segment on TNT’s “Inside the NBA,” and the Warriors have had enough of it.ESPN reports that Golden State contacted Turner Sports about Shaq’s relentless mocking of the Warriors center, which dates back to stints with multiple other NBA teams.Turner reportedly is having ongoing discussions about...
Via Larry Brown Sports
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

Draymond loses it, but Warriors rally from 18 down to beat Clippers for 10th straight time

Thursday night's Warriors-Clippers game had all the intensity of a Game 7, even though LA still looks incapable of reaching one.With Chris Paul still sidelined, Austin Rivers led the Clips to an 18-point first-half lead. But the Warriors warmed up Oracle Arena with a season-high 50-point third quarter, capped by a crazy Stephen Curry buzzer-beater. The Warriors rallied to a 123-113...
Via FOX Sports
1 day ago

Draymond Green video game highlights his groin-shot past

A new basketball video game featuring Draymond Green — presumably without his endorsement — includes some quirky basketball gameplay. But more interestingly, the game also celebrates the Golden State Warriors star’s penchant for infamously flailing his legs, which often resulted in some below-the-belt action on opponents.The new video game, cleverly entitled,”Draymond Green’s...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Warriors' Pachulia, West could return against Clippers

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) The Golden State Warriors are preparing to get some reinforcements for Thursday night's home game against the Clippers, with center Zaza Pachulia and David West each expected to play. While both were still listed as questionable Wednesday, coach Steve Kerr said he plans to use them as long as they have no issues after having gone through a full practice. Pachulia...
Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

The Aesthetic: Pushing the boundaries of the three-pointer

When Anthony Morrow was drafted out of Georgia Tech by the Golden State Warriors in 2008, I didn’t think that he would become the greatest shooter in NBA history, but I didn’t believe that he wouldn’t become the greatest shooter either. Watching a montage of his jumper was like looking at a Frederic Bazille painting; every stroke was consistent and precise. Like Bazille, Morrow...
Via Yardbarker
2 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Warriors Charity Poker Tournament Presented by Mlife

Warriors players, coaches, owners, partners, and season ticket holders go all in to raise funds for Bay Area education and youth development. The team's fourth annual poker tournament was held on Saturday, January 14, at the St. Regis San Francisco and benefited the Warriors Community Foundation. Learn more at warriors.org.
Via YouTube
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr gives a passionate rebuke of ‘stick to sports’

“Stick to sports” is one of the dumbest lines in the industry, and it is usually uttered by people who don’t want to have to defend their (at times indefensible) opinions and hope sports can be a safe space from having to do so.Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr thinks that’s a bunch of nonsense, and as an outspoken advocate on social issues, he said he will continue...
Via The Comeback
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Kobe Bryant’s long-time agent could be Lakers next GM

The Los Angeles Lakers are sure making waves around the NBA world in the lead up to the trade deadline. The team announced that it has named Magic Johnson president of basketball operations while firing general manager Mitch Kupchak and removing Jim Buss from his role as vice president (more on that here).It’s a major shake up for the suddenly downtrodden franchise and comes at...
Via Sportsnaut
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Slam dunks and startups: How all-star technology took over the NBA in The Big Easy

Whether it was that first quarter alley-oop between Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook, Anthony Davis lighting up the scoreboard as this year’s MVP, or players and entertainers teaming up to score a big time donation for the Sager Strong Foundation, this year’s NBA All-Star weekend was full of tweetable moments. While this weekend celebrated the league’s best talent, it also...
Via The Sports Fan Journal
3 days ago  |  Discuss

The guard tandems you'd want in a 2-on-2 tournament

One of the NBA's recurring annual debates centers around the best backcourts in the league, whether we're talking present-day backcourts or all-time backcourts. It's always a fun endeavor, and there are myriad ways to settle the argument: rings, All-Star appearances, win-loss record, what have you.Welcome back to the Yardbarker roundtable, where we take a look at arguably the four...
Via Yardbarker
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Celebrities and athletes take three pointers to raise $500k for the Sager Strong Foundation

Most All-Star experiences in sports are lackluster. Whether it is the way the weekend is set up or the lack of athlete enthusiasm, most of them stink. The NBA is the one exception to this rule.The three-point contest and the dunk competition are both fun, while at the same time showing off the player’s skills. Each year, they try to add something different to make it exciting.With...
Via The Comeback
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Kevin Durant booed at All-Star introductions in New Orleans

Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant is not a liked man outside of Northern California. For whatever reason, wherever he goes, the former MVP is booed and told just how disliked he is.Preparing to play in the All-Star Game on Sunday, Durant was shown just how the people of New Orleans feel about his presence when he was introduced prior to practice for the Western Conference...
Via Sportsnaut
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Stephen Curry trolls himself over meme’d All-Star photoshoot

The Golden State Warriors have found themselves at the center of a hilarious meme outbreak thanks to a photoshoot celebrating the team’s four All-Stars. But it looks like Stephen Curry may have gotten the last laugh.The Internet went wild Thursday evening over the photos of Kevin Durant, Klay Thompson, Draymond Green and Curry after the Warriors posted them to Twitter. The case...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Warriors head coach Steve Kerr speaks out about gun violence

Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr has been among the most outspoken NBA figures regarding the social issues in what has increasingly become a divided United States. It’s been something to pay attention to, as Kerr himself possesses a backstory most of us could scarcely imagine.Kerr’s family was a victim of terrorism when his father, Malcolm — then the president of...
Via Sportsnaut
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Kendrick Perkins ‘wouldn’t be surprised’ if Kevin Durant returned to Thunder

Count veteran big man Kendrick Perkins as one who thinks Kevin Durant could make a return to the Oklahoma City Thunder sooner or later.Durant fled Oklahoma City to join the Golden State Warriors and figures to stick around for quite a long time. But with LeBron James returning to the Cleveland Cavaliers and winning a title, some have started to wonder if Durant might follow a similar...
Via The Sports Daily
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Don Nelson and Chris Webber: When a perfect match fails

On Valentine’s Day, our thoughts turn to love. Two people finding each other, and the esoteric, mystical force that binds them together. Sometimes, two people seem like a perfect fit on paper, but something about their relationship is inherently toxic. Even when they break up, the aftershocks can last for years, with the collateral damage taking down everyone around them.Such was...
Via Yardbarker
12 days ago  |  Discuss
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