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Sports & Society

Commentary on cultural, political, and social issues at the intersection of the NBA and broader society off the court.

Trump, blind to nuance, mocks Kerr’s demur answer on China

Amidst a tense back and forth with huge economic partner, Warriors coach Steve Kerr preaches patience, Trump freaks out

DeMarcus Cousins shares his worst experience with a fan

Cousins was a recent guest on Yahoo’s Posted Up.

NBA should do better job of protecting players from extreme fan harassment

Before Saturday’s Warriors-Thunder Matchup, a reminder that there are limits to fan behavior.

Be like the NBA players: go vote (because it is extremely important)

Please vote! Here are a bunch of resources to help you. Remember that it’s never too late - you can even register at the polls!

Steph Curry, Viola Davis team up for documentary on Charleston church massacre

Film is second in line for Curry’s Unanimous media imprint.

Steve Kerr reveals his desired presidential ticket: Gregg Popovich and Beto O’Rourke

Goodbye Popovich/Kerr 2020. Hello O’Rourke/Popovich 2020.

Nick Young arrested for obstruction of justice

The former Warriors guard had a rough Friday night in Hollywood.

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Steve Kerr Shoots Down NRA's Alleged Financial Woes

Kerr-Pop 2020

JUGLIFE softball game showcased what makes the Warriors so special

The 2018 Water For Life Charity Softball Game was the perfect synergy of cause and celebrity: a fun event for Warriors fans while raising money for JaVale McGee’s JUGLIFE foundation.

A speech for an unknown president: An appreciation of the 2018 Golden State Warriors

The Warriors didn’t visit the White House last year, won’t visit this year and won’t visit in the next two years. They still deserve a speech.

Kevin Durant’s media company to produce film about basketball at San Quentin

Kevin Durant’s media imprint will produce documentary on San Quentin Hoopers in early 2019.

That JaVale McGee charity softball game is coming up again!

Come out to the Coliseum on June 23rd for a fun-filled day in the Sun and support a great cause.

Steph Curry and LeBron James agree that the NBA champ will not visit the White House

Neither the Warriors nor the Cavs will be making a White House visit with the current administration.

On Steve Kerr’s stance on the NFL’s anthem policy

Golden State’s coach had some choice words regarding a new rule in the NFL.

Nick Young’s random tweet about the WNBA is nothing new

Swaggy P ‘s sexist tweet travels further than jumper.

Warriors vs Kings preview: Bigger than basketball

The NBA is a league of entertainment but the platform and voice they have extends beyond the court. The Sacramento Kings have shown us what it means to truly be a part of the community.

Vivek Ranadive’s speech is proof protest works

Thanks to the bravery of protesters in Sacramento Thursday night, the work to remember Stephon Clark’s life and death continues.

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Stephen Curry On Raising Healthy Kids and Handling Life’s Challenges

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Kevin Durant commits $10 million to kids from his hometown

The Warriors’ superstar is making a serious donation to help kids from Prince George County go to college.

Skipping the White House visit, the Dubs aren’t out of ideas for positive solutions

Warriors answer a simple question: what do you think can be fixed within 5 years?

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Podcast: How the Warriors became woke

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Excellent podcast detailing the Warriors’ commitment and contribution to social justice.

What was that, Fergie?

Fergie provided us with the national anthem our country deserves right now.

Steph Curry, Kevin Durant, and Adam Silver talk about the importance of having a voice

Following some horrible remarks aimed at LeBron James, some of the NBA’s biggest names spent All-Star weekend talking about equality, social justice, and taking a stand.

On Kerr’s call to do something about school shootings

Warriors head coach Steve Kerr calls for citizens to show up at the polls and vote out of office congressional members who value campaign contributions from the NRA over children’s lives.

Draymond Green wishes victims well, but supports MSU coaches Dantonio and Izzo

The trial of convicted child molester Larry Nassar that rocked the world of USA Gymnastics has exposed a culture of cover-up of sexual assault allegations at Michigan State University — Green’s alma mater.

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How the Warriors became the wokest team in pro sports

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"That’s funny," Green says, after pausing a moment. "People say athletes shouldn’t speak politics. Well, I find that funny, because everyone thinks they can speak basketball." Really fascinating article about the evolution of the outspoken modern pro athlete vis-a-vis our favorite squad.

David West: Warrior for knowledge of an uncomfortable history

The self-taught African-American studies expert knows knowledge is power.

Stephen Curry, Kevin Durant go #10for10 with Colin Kaepernick

The NFL free-agent quarterback has pledged donations of $10,000 per day, for the next 10 days, to complete a $1-million pledge to charitable organizations.

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A Quick History Lesson by David West

David West took to Twitter to share a couple of pieces of text that seem to describe the interactions of Spaniards with people of unnamed islands. This comes after President Trump said he wouldn't take immigrants from Haiti or African countries, which he called "shitholes." West is the latest of the Warriors to respond to the president's comments and behavior. Steph Curry, Draymond Green, and Kevin Durant have all done so in one way or another.

Kevin Durant’s ‘Bay of Giving’ brings joy to those in need, punctuates a year of helping others

The Warriors’ "Season of Giving" initiative turns a shelter into a home for some of San Francisco’s most vulnerable populations.

Steve Kerr, Charles Barkley respond to Alabama Senate race

Kerr did it with the Zen-like simplicity he has become known for, while Barkley stuck to his usual, hard-hitting methods.

Dwayne Johnson says Trump missed ‘perfect opportunity’ in criticism of Curry over White House visit

The actor, commonly known as "The Rock," calls for inclusiveness and engagement instead of reactionary attacks.