If you're thinking this is a bit early in the year for NBA basketball, your gut instinct is informing you correctly.
The Golden State Warriors have not played a game this early in the year in nearly 40 years, according to the Warriors PR team.
Tonight's preseason opener marks Golden State's first game in the month of September in 37 years (last: September 30, 1980 vs. Portland).— Warriors PR (@WarriorsPR) September 30, 2017
But for me, at least, the most intriguing thing about tonight's game between the Golden State Warriors and Denver Nuggets is probably that the game is being broadcast on KBLX -- Entercom, the company that owns 95.7 The Game, is also the company that
ruined acquired KBLX in 2012.
For those of you both old enough to remember and soulful enough to the old "Quiet Storm", you'll understand why that leads me to imagine a baritone voice doing color commentary as the Warriors whip the ball around resulting in a smooth jumper from the Babyfaced Assassin.
Somehow, the Warriors have officially transcended the NBA and are now actually making their music on a soul station.
I could go on -- and have in private -- but I'll stick to the game here and keep those thoughts to myself.
The actual news I wanted to share was just that tonight will not be the debut of Warriors offseason acquisition as he will be observing Yom Kippur tonight, as reported by Anthony Slater of The Athletic on Friday.
Omri Casspi will not play in the preseason opener. Observing Yom Kippur. He'll make his Warrior debut in China next week.— Anthony Slater (@anthonyVslater) September 30, 2017
Anyway, you know the drill here: this is your gamethread. Enjoy the game.