Be there or be there virtually
In other news, a woman tried to give Steph a kiss at the parade, and it wasn’t me 😂 😂 😂
Must’ve lost her mind because that’s some creepy behavior.
After seeing all the 'competitive pettiness confetti' thrown around from the Dubs I thought about The Last Dance and how Jordan used the "Took it personal" to his advantage.
Was this only/more in the second threepeat when he came back from baseball and didn't have anything to prove?
If so then I'm absolutely convinced Steve Kerr (who was on that Bulls team and saw its influence) made it a coaching point for the players to find anything they could as a slide and pin it in their locker to see everyday.
If it's true its a fascinating aspect in the psychology of motivation and performance...
For some reason I got flipped back to a post game sadness thread from March where folks were making predictions and there were lots of 1st and second round ouster predictions but there was also this:
Five Alarm Freddy
I am still holding on to how I felt a few months ago: This team will win it all if healthy. Knowing health is an unknown, I still say the Warriors flip the switch and they release two years of pent up frustration on the league. Warriors in 6 over whoever meets them in the Finals.
Kudos Mr Freddy posting this after a rough loss. I’m especially impressed by 6 games and the perfect pent up frustration call. Which it feels like Dray and Klay might still be doing.
They figured to tiptoe around it for a moment, neither Kevon Looney nor Otto Porter Jr. quite ready to share what they and their Golden State teammates chanted in the giddiness of the visiting dressing room at TD Garden late Thursday.
But enough champagne had been flowing by the time the two Warriors role player reached the interview room, so what the heck.
“You can tell them,” Looney said to Porter, laughing.
Porter didn’t hesitate. “Basically we were saying, ‘[Expletive] you, Draymond!’ That’s what we were saying. But it was fun, though.”
Said Looney: “Fun moment. Draymond has been yelling at us all year.”
Speaking of Kenny Atkinson, this piece suggests Atkinson accepted the CHA coaching job but CHA already had a lot of coaching staff (from Borrego) on 1 yr contracts and tried to force Atkinson to keep the staff so they wouldn’t have to pay them for not working. Hard to tell what’s spin from what side, but CHA is known for being extremely cheap.
Anyone know if this is a meme page because there's no way the Hornets are this incompetent right? If they didn't have Lamelo I would kind of understand but unless they want to stunt this growth completely this would be more than a head scratching move
I love it when ridiculous trades are proposed for OTHER teams.
E.g. AD + WB for Kyrie + Simmons, LOL!
I really want to see Poole-Moody-Wiggins-Kuminga-Wiseman all on the floor at the same time this upcoming season. That right there could be a future championship starting lineup.
Man, comparing dynastic eras, and realizing that the Bulls went only two years between two three year runs, I'm realizing that it was a long damn time between titles. Three years is forever in NBA time. I kept on feeling like it was only two years, but that's between Finals appearances, and not actual titles. No wonder so many pundits wrote them off. From inside the Dubs' echo chamber, I kept on feeling they just needed Steph/Klay/Dray healthy and some role players to step up, so they were close. But I get it now why so many people wrote them off. Boy does it feel good to be back on top.
Ros Gold-Onwude interviews Vince Carter, touches on some warriors topics, the draft and Vince has some anecdotes about when he was drafted: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-kYmWLi5QNU
I am seeing the floated contract of 4 years, 100 million for Poole? I think from Letorneau's article?
Locking up Poole for less than D'Angelo Russell (who didn't work out but netted Wiggins and a top 3 protected pick in a stacked draft) would be ridiculous imo, I don't really believe that contract will be anywhere close to what he gets.
You guys really think the Lakers will try to run it back with Westbrook? No way Lebron will allow that unless he's already content with his rings and is only playing just to be in LA
Heart of Gold: The Golden State Warriors' Remarkable Run to the 2022 NBA Title” is a 128-page commemoration, produced together with Triumph Books, that makes sure these memories are always at hand.
Kerr interviewed by Zach Lowe https://youtu.be/OTKwTaWkSSA
I like this: Hunter Felt at The Guardian "Every NBA team should have a Designated Heel like Draymond Green" https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2022/jun/21/draymond-green-golden-state-warriors-memphis-grizzlies-nba-feud
Parade on nbcs bay now.