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Boogie on how he got his nickname.

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Coach Rod Strickland at Kentucky gave me the name. I would be playing ball and I would do moves that guards would do and coach Strickland said, "Man, you got a lot of Boogie." Every time I walked into the gym he would say, "What's up Boogie!" and it just stuck.

http://sportsthat.blogspot.com/2010/07/dearcus-cousins-on-espns-frist-take.html

Kerr: 'Far-fetched' to expect civil discourse with Trump

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"Nationalists are saying, 'You're disrespecting our flag.' Well, you know what else is disrespectful to our flag? Racism. And one's way worse than the other."

http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/352111-warriors-coach-far-fetched-to-expect-us-to-have-civil-discourse

Rick Barry's epic rant in response to Cavs' mantra "we need to be more physical."

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Well, last year it was almost criminal, what they were doing to (Curry) off the ball and the officials were not calling (it)...it's my biggest pet peeve about the NBA. And I've spoken with them on this issue on a number of occasions. "Play-off basketball," what is that? The rule book is the rule book. Why do they interpret the rules differently and even hearing (Lue) saying it, it makes me sick to hear "well, we need to get more physical." ...wait a second, the game is physical to begin with--there are rules--you can only do so much without creating a violation. The officials have to call the game according to the rule book. They can't let guys hold and shove and grab and push and bang like they do against Steph because that has more of an impact on him than it does on Lebron. Plus, it takes no talent to do that. You're giving an advantage to the less-skilled player by allowing that to happen. And it makes me sick that the NBA allows that to continue and allows their officials to have mayhem take place out there without the whistle being blown. And then you have a ticky-tack little touch foul out on the court and they blow their whistle! It makes no sense whatsoever. It's an advantage for Cleveland if the officials allow the game to get overly physical.

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Opinion on GSW 99% Positive

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Jeff Van Gundy, the former N.B.A. coach who will be calling the finals for ABC, said the Warriors’ embrace of the bad-guy role may simply be an iteration of their efforts to remain motivated. "I don’t think they’re villains," he said. "I think they’re nice guys. I think they think people are criticizing them, but all I see is 99 percent overwhelming praise." Van Gundy’s broadcast partner, Mark Jackson, the Warriors’ coach immediately before their three-year run of striking regular-season success, agreed with Van Gundy that the idea of the public turning against them was mostly in their heads.

NY Times

Quote: Livingston on the Warriors' relationships

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"We’ve got real guys, guys that are genuine," Shaun Livingston said. "That’s what it’s about. There’s no fake love around here. Nobody is with a personal agenda."

From "Jokes helping fuel Warriors' success" by Connor Letourneau of the S.F. Chronicle

Stephen Curry has swiped his 1,000th career steal, joining Chris Mullin as the only players in Warriors history with 1,000 thefts.

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Stephen Curry has swiped his 1,000th career steal, joining Chris Mullin as the only players in Warriors history with 1,000 thefts.

https://twitter.com/WarriorsPR/status/842573957127536640?s=09

Spurs Lose! Spurs Lose! POR 110 - SAS 106 - Dubs back in #1 spot! - haha

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Belief creates the actual fact.

--William James

Frank Isola on Steph Curry: "A true MVP."

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"Watched Steph Curry, adored by kids, do a bunch of meet & greets after today's win at MSG. He was kind & patient with each child. A true MVP."

https://twitter.com/FisolaNYDN/status/838591752697163776

Matt Barnes: The Clippers' polarizing pariah who tells it like it really is

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"(Matt Barnes' rep) causes plenty of NBA players, and fans, to expect the worst when Barnes joins their team, an occurrence which, it should be noted, is all but inevitable. In 12 seasons, the 35-year-old has taken the court alongside everyone from Kobe Bryant to Dwight Howard to Allen Iverson while playing for eight teams. It’s only a matter of time until he joins yours. But once he does, something strange happens. People don’t just tolerate Barnes, or like him. They LOVE him."

http://www.si.com/nba/2015/04/10/matt-barnes-los-angeles-clippers-kobe-bryant-lakers-chris-paul (via BitJam)

Draymond Green says money "can sabotage winning"

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"Money doesn’t motivate me," he said. "I didn’t even take the full max amount of money I could’ve got on this contract I’m on now. It’s not about that for me. Obviously I want to make a good living and I’m making a great living. But making an extra few bucks, sometimes that can sabotage winning. And winning is much more important to me than an extra few dollars. My motivation is not to be some designated player exception. Nah. I don’t need that to feel validated. I’d rather win."

http://www.mercurynews.com/2017/02/17/draymond-green-making-an-extra-few-bucks-sometimes-that-can-sabotage-winning/