Now he effectively takes over Marreese Speights’ role on Golden State’s second unit. Speights made himself a fan favorite in Oakland with his infectious smile and clutch jumpers. Still, West is a definite upgrade. While Speights recorded a -3.9 box plus-minus last season — a stat measuring contributions found in box scores — West owned a box plus-minus of 3.4. … [Read more...] about Warriors training camp preview: David West
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The L.A. strike followed teacher job actions in West Virginia, Oklahoma, Kentucky and Arizona, largely conservative states where teachers who walked out risked losing their jobs. The L.A. strike shifted the activism to a blue state, where the teachers union faced a different challenge: the potential for erosion of influence and financial health after the Supreme Court decided that public employees have a 1st Amendment right to refuse payment of union dues and fees. … [Read more...] about The teachers’ strike gripped LA for 6 days. A year later, what are the results?
"I think Sleepy Joe may be able to limp across the finish line. But today they announced that they're going to cut way back on his appearances because he is such a disaster, they're going to have fewer appearances. You've heard that, right? This is certain. They're going to cut way back on his appearances. Can you believe it? If I ever did that, it would be over." -- August 15 campaign rally in Manchester, New Hampshire … [Read more...] about Donald Trump made 84 false claims last week
“A piece of razor wire went through my arm, separating the nerve that controls your little and ring finger, burning itself into the artery,” Wright explained. “About 200 pieces of shrapnel were removed from my body that day. A piece of nail traced up through my lip… Years later, I was still pulling out [wood] from my body. I would be shaving one day and notice something sharp — it would turn out to be a half-inch piece of wood. There were also micro-fractures on my teeth. I needed full mouth restoration. It was the beginning of many surgeries.” … [Read more...] about Unabomber survivor explains why he forgave Ted Kaczynski, befriended domestic terrorist’s brother in doc
Jones tried on a half-dozen or so outfits with no complaint. The sleeves of every suit jacket stopped well above his wrists, a flaw easily corrected with tailoring. Little more than halfway through the 90-minute visit, the diminutive Yahid placed his hand on Jones’ left shoulder and craned his neck up to make eye contact. … [Read more...] about Where does a 7-foot Warriors rookie find a suit that fits?