Kobe genuinely smiled when one Warriors player's name was brought up after the game ...
That player would be Klay Thompson, son of Lakers broadcaster Mychal Thompson. Klay had 22 points while shooting 6-for-11 from 3 on Monday and guarded Bryant for much of the night, helping to keep Kobe to just 11-for-27 shooting.
"I’m proud of him," Bryant said of Klay. "I really am. I’m happy to see him develop. You know, Mychal’s brought him to the games and I’ve talked to him after the games when he was a young pup and you see him out there playing well. It’s good."
The Warriors have made second-round pick Ognjen Kuzmic an offer to play in the NBA next season. El 9
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Simmons: And then some. At what point is someone going to break the news to Warriors fans that they could have had James Harden for Klay Thompson before the season? Should we do it in stages? One at a time? How should we handle this? We might have to do an oral history called "The Last Few Days Before Oklahoma City Traded James Harden." I still can't believe that Washington and Golden State evaluated that situation by saying, "Hmmmmm … no thanks, we're gonna roll with Bradley Beal/Klay Thompson over adding a franchise guy." Sorry, I interrupted, go back to breaking down Houston's playoff chances, please.
Interesting write up about the Warriors offense and the dependency on Steph Curry unassisted threes. Some pretty interesting charts and stats showing how good Curry is (and that he may be the best 3 pt shooter ever)
There are only 3 players in the NBA averaging 20+ ppg, 6+ apg, 4+ rpg-
This caught my eye, btw:
Regarding the game film of Saturday's 115-89 debacle in L.A., Coach Mark Jackson says he has watched it, but he's not going to show it to the team.
Odd, wonder what his reasoning was.
Warriors guard Jarrett Jack did not participate in shootaround. Officially, he is a game-time decision.
2013 NBA ALL-STAR BALLOTING PRESENTED BY SPRINT WESTERN CONFERENCE
Frontcourt: Kevin Durant (OKC) 1,088,797, Dwight Howard (LAL) 716,671, Blake Griffin (LAC) 593,024, Tim Duncan (SA) 352,534, Pau Gasol (LAL) 239,440, Kevin Love (Min) 221,291, Omer Asik (Hou) 160,935, Rudy Gay (Mem) 140,864, Serge Ibaka (OKC) 134,172, Marc Gasol (Mem) 114,465, LaMarcus Aldridge (Por) 111,156, Zach Randolph (Mem) 111,046, Dirk Nowitzki (Dal) 106,623, Metta World Peace (LAL) 106,025, Chandler Parsons (Hou) 93,057
Backcourt: Kobe Bryant (LAL) 1,177,456, Chris Paul (LAC) 651,893, Jeremy Lin (Hou) 605,624, James Harden (Hou) 337,585, Russell Westbrook (OKC) 268,558, Steve Nash (LAL) 202,274, Tony Parker (SA) 128,966, Ricky Rubio (Min) 112,352, Stephen Curry (GS) 97,761, Manu Ginobili (SA) 84,564
I AM GOING TO CRY. WHERE IS LEE???
I don't know if anyone here uses instagram, but the instagram
seems like a cool page to follow to show support for a Bay Area local product.