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Dr. Thomas Bevilacqua and Charlie Stanton joined Bram Kincheloe to discuss the Warriors’ championship, the NBA draft, and Tom’s new book, “Golden Age”

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Thomas Bevilacqua recently became a doctor, yet somehow found time to write a BOOK about the Warriors’ 2018 season that debuted a few days after the title. We sat down with him to discuss that, as well as talked with our resident draft expert Charlie Stanton about the newest Warrior, the 2018 NBA draft as a whole, and the state of the league.

[Annotated list of topics, add time for commercials inserted, etc:]

2:40 - Jacob Evans, newest Warriors, reaction from Charlie

5:45 - League not allowing the Warriors to buy back into the second round, aka the “Jordan Bell effect.”

8:00 - Some Grayson Allen talk (slander)

9:45 - Wait, did Donovan Mitchell slap his newest teammate Allen in college?

12:00 - How weird as Warriors fans to not have the draft be the most exciting day in the NBA season?

15:30 - Can Jacob Evans get big minutes in meaningful games next season?

19:10 - We lose Charlie for a second.

19:50 - Luka Doncic love.

22:30 - Drafting for fit vs. drafting the best player available, aka wtf Kings?

24:00 - Charlie’s triumphant return. Russian interference?

29:45 - Thomas’ new book. Congrats! (He’s Costco famous)

35:00 - Building on his Golden State of Mind work.

37:35 - “I had some time on my hands because I just defended my dissertation.” gtfoh

43:30 - His journey through his first full year covering this team.

48:15 - Having a physical document commemorating the season.

51:00 - How to order! (triumphbooks.com/Warriors2018)

54:00 - Feelings headed into the 2018-19 season. It’s right around the corner Also, the title of his next book if they win again.

Seriously, check out Tom’s book. It’s an amazing part of this season, and we are all proud to work with him. From Triumph Book’s site:

In the 2018 NBA Finals, the Golden State Warriors cemented their place in basketball history by dominating LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers, and winning their third championship in four seasons. Golden Age: The Brilliance of the 2018 Champion Golden State Warriors takes fans through the memorable ride that was the 2017-2018 season, from superstar Steph Curry’s perseverance through injuries, to the team sending an amazing four players to the All-Star game, to the outspokenness and unique coaching approach of Steve Kerr on their way to another NBA title. Featuring terrific coverage from Golden State of Mind’s Thomas Bevilacqua and full of action-packed photos, this commemorative edition takes fans from the disappointing opening night loss against the Houston Rockets, to the Warriors ultimately triumphing over Houston in seven games in the Western Conference Finals, all the way through the moment the Dubs clinched their status as an NBA dynasty with a third title in four years. This keepsake also features in-depth stories on fan favorites Curry, Kevin Durant, Klay Thompson, Draymond Green, and more.