SPORTS 01/25/2019 07:14 am ET The defending champion NBA team steered clear of the White House, where they are not welcome. By Ron Dicker The defending NBA champion Golden State Warriors finally got their presidential visit in Washington on Thursday ― with a previous occupant of the White House. Most of the team met privately with former President Barack Obama, outlets reported. A photo of the get-together emerged on social media as well. View this post on InstagramA post shared by Draymond Green (@gsdraymondgreen) on Jan 24, 2019 at 4:23pm PST The meeting lasted about an hour, the San Jose Mercury News reported, citing a source. “It was good,” Warriors forward Draymond Green told the newspaper in a typical tight-lipped response after the Warriors defeated the host Washington Wizards. Head coach Steve Kerr declined to comment. The Warriors made the traditional White House visit as champs in February 2016, when Obama was in office, but … [Read more...] about Golden State Warriors Visit With Barack Obama, Not Donald Trump, In D.C.
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LOS ANGELES — With Ice Cube’s “Today Was a Good Day” thumping on the Staples Center speakers during Friday morning’s Golden State Warriors shootaround, center DeMarcus Cousins, set to play in his first game since rupturing his Achilles on Jan. 26, 2018, doubled over in laughter on the sidelines. He talked smack. He capered around the court as he (proudly) won a 3-point shooting contest against guard Quinn Cook. The last time Golden State played here against the Los Angeles Clippers, Cousins was in street clothes, having to play peacemaker. Draymond Green and Kevin Durant got into an on-court spat at the end of regulation, and the argument carried into the locker room after a 121-116 overtime loss. It was Cousins, Green said, who stepped in to separate the two, and helped the two men handle their business. “I said what I said,” Cousins said Friday. “It wasn’t even about what I said. Those guys made a decision to get over it for the … [Read more...] about Golden State Warriors light years ahead of where they were last time against Clippers as DeMarcus Cousins returns
OAKLAND — Two hours before tip-off on Monday night, Steve Kerr acknowledged the fact that in order for his Golden State Warriors to stay afloat without start point guard Stephen Curry and power forward Draymond Green — both dealing with injuries — Kevin Durant would have to bear the workload of scoring. Four hours later, the two-time NBA Finals MVP would finish with a season-high 49 points while taking over a third of the Warriors shots against the Orlando Magic. “Incredible. The guy is just amazing,” Kerr said. “The last few games, he knew he had to kind of put us on his shoulders.” Durant’s night — which powered a 116-110 comeback win — was his highest scoring output since a 54-point night on Jan. 17, 2014, ironically against the Warriors as a member of the Oklahoma City Thunder. He finished with six rebounds, nine assists, two blocks and two steals in 40 minutes, and overcame a 1-for-6 start from the field, missing … [Read more...] about Kevin Durant drops 49 points in Golden State Warriors comeback win over Orlando
OAKLAND — The back-to-back NBA champion Golden State Warriors wanted a wing. With the NBA Draft being the best avenue to get younger and more athletic, Golden State wanted somebody who could play right away. With the No. 28 overall pick, the Warriors drafted Cincinnati guard Jacob Evans, out of Baton Rouge, La. At 6-foot-6,210 pounds, Evans is the prototype for what Golden State wanted with the pick. He’s the most pro-ready player available, with a high basketball IQ. He worked out twice with the Warriors, including once this week. “I just tried to show that I know how to play the game, high IQ, make the right plays,” Evans said earlier this week. “You see in the Warriors offense that a lot of their guards set screens to free themselves open. They come off screens, they come off the pick-and-rolls, they do a lot of different things. I just tried to show that my game can adapt to different settings on the basketball court. I figured they’d like a … [Read more...] about NBA Draft: Golden State Warriors draft Jacob Evans 28th overall
By Chuck Barney | [email protected] | Bay Area News Group PUBLISHED: June 19, 2018 at 3:21 am | UPDATED: June 19, 2018 at 3:34 am TV picks for Tuesday, June 19 WATCH THIS: “The Bold Type” (8 p.m., Freeform): Sutton is in an awkward position when she is put in charge of hiring a photographer for an accessories shoot and Kat asks her to hire Adena. Jane follows around a cute and altruistic doctor named Ben for her latest article. Scarlet’s newest board member Cleo causes Jacqueline to defend her role at the magazine. “Courtside at the NBA Finals” (9 p.m., HBO): Basketball fans in Cleveland may not want to DVR this one. Presented by Bill Simmons, this is an hourlong special that chronicles the sights and sounds of the 2018 NBA Finals, which the Golden State Warriors won with a four-game sweep over the LeBron James and the Cavaliers to capture their third championship in four years. Producers promise to provide viewers with … [Read more...] about TV tonight: HBO special goes ‘Courtside at the NBA Finals’