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I joined the Golden State of Mind community in September of 2006, and have been on the writing staff since November of 2012. I once wrote a 1,000+ word critique on the Warriors' alternate sleeved uniforms, and Robin Lopez commented on my article on Facebook. Kids: dreams do come true.

Listen: Ivan joins SB Nation Radio for Finals talk

Host Joe Spano asks Ivan Bettger what the Cavs can do differently at home and what, if anything, should concern Dubs fans. Ivan just stammers about Kevin Durant.

The unpredictable nature of legacy

LeBron James’ legacy is falling into place, and the Warriors will have to wait for more of their pieces to fall.

Game 2 Preview: How will the Jazz re-adjust to Warriors exceptionalism?

Utah made their adjustments before the series started. So, what next?

Podcast: Warriors dominate the first round, 2nd round already on deck

With and without Durant, the Golden State Warriors have pounded the Portland Trailblazers. We discuss the series, as well as look ahead to potential 2nd round foes the LA Clippers, and we talk about whether it's ok for fans to leave the arena early.

The real cost of the loss to Washington is yet to be determined

Golden State lost in the first 93 seconds last night. After that, the game didn’t seem to matter all that much, so they lost that too — just for good measure.

Podcast: Previewing Warriors vs Trailblazers with Blazer's Edge

Blazer's Edge joins us as we discuss the future of this Portland Trailblazers team, All Star weekend, and an EXCLUSIVE(?) look at the Blazers' game plan against the Golden State Warriors

Podcast: Cavs demolished, cranes dancing & a Warriors-Thunder preview

Golden State of Mindcast recaps the Warriors' big victory over the Cavaliers. 

Preview: Warriors battle Russell “The Juggernaut” Westbrook

GSW hopes to avoid a post-Cavs-rollick letdown against a different kind of rival

Preview: Warriors look to avoid going 0-2 to the Grizzlies

Tonight the Golden State Warriors will look for redemption against the Memphis Grizzlies.

Warriors defeat Raptors, 127-121: The active pursuit of cruise control

The Warriors show they can turn up the juice when they want, but can’t quite cruise to victory