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Sam Amick discusses the Warriors meningitis scare

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The details make this even more terrifying than it sounds.

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By now you’ve likely heard the crazy news: The Golden State Warriors suffered a meningitis scare during the 2017-18 season, that nearly derailed (and much worse) their championship aspirations.

If you haven’t read the detailing of the event on The Athletic, I can’t recommend it enough. It shows just how terrifying the scare was, and how well the team kept it under wraps (until now, at least).

And if you want a follow-up with a few more details, the author of the article, Sam Amick, was a guest on The Jim Rome Show, where he broke down what happened inside the Warriors organization.

Amick discusses David West’s infamous cryptic quotes following the 2018 title, and how the team dismissed them as West just being West. But he kept searching for what was going on, and eventually unveiled the team-wide scare with the deadly viral infection.

Now that we have the benefit of hindsight, and know that everyone is okay, it’s safe to say that this is a truly fascinating story.