Chris Paul Calls “Bird Box” On Refs’ Horrible Late-Game Blunder

Netflix has warned in opposition to collaborating within the “Bird Box Challenge,” nevertheless it seems NBA refs ficiating final evening’s Houston Rockets vs Golden State Warriors sport did not get the memo.

During the closing seconds extra time, with the sport knotted at 132, Kevin Durant misplaced management the ball and was all the best way (and I imply ALL THE WAY) out bounds when he chucked the rock again onto the courtroom – which resulted in a Steph Curry jumper to provide the Warriors a two-point benefit.

Chris Paul, who stays sidelined with a hamstring damage, and Rockets GM Daryl Morey had been amongst those that shortly hopped on twitter to check the refs’ unbelievable blunder to Netflix’s hit movie “Bird Box,” which relies round individuals not having the ability to see.

Kevin Durant knew he was clearly out bounds, clearly, however instructed reporters that he wasn’t stunned it went unnoticed by the ficials. 

“I might imagine it as a result of the refs had been lacking rather a lot tonight. And they miss rather a lot normally, so you may simply idiot them.”

It all labored out ultimately, as James Harden buried a miraculous three-pointer with one second remaining to provide the Rockets a 135-134 victory. The reigning NBA MVP completed with a game-high 44 factors to go together with 15 assists and 10 rebounds.

Says Harden, “People] speak an excessive amount of about my fouls and never really the greatness what I am doing on the market on the courtroom. That’s what we have to deal with.”

Steph Curry Auctioning “Moon Landing” Curry 6s For STEM Education

Golden State Warriors All-Star Stephen Curry is utilizing all of the publicity created by his “moon touchdown conspiracy” feedback and placing it to good use. 

Prior to Thursday night time’s nationally televised sport in opposition to the Houston Rockets, Curry laced up a “Moon Landing” colorway his Under Armour Curry 6 signature sneaker, designed by well-known customizer Dan Gamache aka Mache.

Following the sport, Curry autographed the kicks and can quickly be auctioning them f to profit native STEM teaching programs within the Bay Area, offering younger college students with extra data about science, expertise, engineering and arithmetic.

According to ESPN’s Nick DePaula, the particular version Curry 6s will probably be auctioned on eBay, by way of a collaboration between DonorsChoose.org and the Stephen and Ayesha Curry Family Foundation. The bidding will open on January 6 and run by way of to January 13.

Curry, who not too long ago joked that astronauts by no means actually landed on the moon, has since confirmed that he was simply messing round and has excepted and invitation to tour NASA’s Johnson Center when the Warriors go to Houston in March.

Andre Iguodala Fined $25Ok After Throwing Ball Into Stands

Andre Iguodala discovered himself in some scorching water on Saturday evening throughout a sport towards the Portland Trail Blazers. While his crew got here away with a 115-105 victory, the veteran participant was ejected from the sport for a “hostile act” after he threw the ball into the gang on the finish the primary half.

Iguodala was going for the ball however could not get a correct deal with on it earlier than the half ended. When the buzzer went, Iguodala took the ball and launched it into the gang. That’s when ficials reviewed the play and kicked him out.

Just a pair days later, the NBA has determined to nice the participant $25Ok for his actions, in response to ESPN. 

Iguodala took to Instagram with a hilarious response to the nice. Check it out beneath.

The Warriors tackle the Phoenix Suns tonight at 9 P.M. Eastern.

Klay Thompson Breaks From Slump; Says To Hand: "I Missed You"

Klay Thompson flipped the script on the phrase “discuss to the hand” and brought it to new proportions after breaking free his scoring stoop throughout the Golden State Warriors 115-105 win over the Portland Trailblazers on Saturday night time, This weekend, Thompson made f with 32 factors and it was after pulling down his fourth Three-pointer halfway by way of the fourth quarter that Thompson took a have a look at his proper hand and instructed it, “I missed you.”

“Just, ‘I missed you,'” Thompson reiterated after the sport the message delivered to his hand. “‘It’s good to see you once more.’ It’s been a five-game absence or so the place he hasn’t been the identical. So to lastly see the ball go in at a excessive price felt actually good. Just preserve being aggressive and hopefully get on a terrific roll from right here.”

It was a good bounce again for Thompson who’s been struggling to land on consistency this season. He got here into Saturday’s match 21-for-68 from the sphere all through his final 5 video games, however all of the whereas the Warriors have been by no means too apprehensive in regards to the drought. Saturday was a transparent return to type for Thompson, resembling the stellar efficiency he placed on again in October when the Warrior confronted f in opposition to the Chicago Bulls. That night time, Klay put up 52 factors, pulling down a complete 14 Three-pointers.

Klay Thompson's Shooting Slump Is Not A Concern To The Warriors

The Golden State Warriors are the defending NBA champions and are anticipated to make a deep run once more this season. Having stated that, the crew is not with out their points. They are contemporary f a 127-101 loss to the Los Angeles Lakers on Christmas Day and one their finest shooters, Klay Thompson, is struggling to make pictures.

Thompson went 2/7 from the three-point line towards the Lakers and in accordance with ESPN, got here into yesterday’s sport with a 33.7% success fee in the case of three-point capturing. Despite the poor capturing, Klay did break the file beforehand held by Steph Curry for essentially the most three-point pictures made in a sport with 14. He broke the file in a sport again in October towards the Chicago Bulls.

Klay Thompson's Shooting Slump Is Not A Concern To The Warriors

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Warriors head coach Steve Curr does not appear involved in regards to the stoop although saying “I believe it would flip round. I do know it would flip round.”

Curry echoed the identical sentiment telling reporters “We all can play higher. It’s not simply Klay, all of us can play higher. We all could possibly be extra decisive about what we’re making an attempt to do, how we’re making an attempt to get him pictures.

Thompson did not have an excessive amount of to say in regards to the stoop himself fering a fast remark “It’s an extended season.”

Do you assume Klay will discover his capturing contact quickly and if not, are the Warriors in bother?

Marshawn Lynch Attends Oakland City Council Meeting: “Best Not Lose The A’s”

Oakland-native Marshawn Lynch needs the Athletics to remain in his beloved metropolis for the lengthy haul. 

The A’s have already launched plans for an unimaginable new stadium in Oakland that shall be publicly financed, however there are nonetheless some obstacles in the best way. And if the A’s new ballpark is not authorized, the group may depart Oakland.

With that in thoughts, Marshawn Lynch made an look on the Oakland City Council assembly final evening to ship this quick and candy message: “We’re shedding the Warriors. We’re shedding the Raiders. Best not lose the A’s. Appreciate it.”

As Lynch notes, the Raiders are presently scheduled to maneuver to Las Vegas by the 2020 season and their final sport in Oakland may come on Christmas Eve after they host the division rival Denver Broncos. The Raiders aren’t solely positive the place they’re going to be enjoying subsequent season, however there’s an opportunity it will not be in Oakland.

As for the Warriors, they’re leaving Oracle Arena for some new digs in San Francisco starting with the 2019-20 season.

Check out the Athletics’ design plans for his or her new stadium within the tweets embedded beneath.

Steph Curry: Shaq Is “Dead Wrong” About Warriors Chances Against '01 Lakers

NBA Hall Famer Shaquille O’Neal does not suppose the 2018-19 Golden State Warriors would stand an opportunity in opposition to his 2001 Lakers. Naturally, Stephen Curry begs to vary.

In talking the hypothetical showdown, Shaq lately advised USA Today Sports, “I feel we would simply win. Other folks may really feel totally different, they the Warriors] may really feel totally different. But we had one the most effective groups all time in 2001 after we went 15-1 within the playfs. We would’ve gone 16-Zero, however A.I. Allen Iverson] went f on us and stepped over Ty Lue.”

The Diesel additionally advised Complex, “Yeah, we woulda beat ‘em (the Warriors) up. We would have compelled Curry into the lane, and each time he got here into the lane we’d have fouled him onerous.”

Curry responded on Wednesday night time by saying O’Neal is “useless flawed”, in line with ESPN’s Nick Friedell. 

For what it is value, Jeff Sherman the Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook advised ESPN on Thursday that this 12 months’s Warriors squad could be a 12.5-point favourite over Shaq’s 2001 Lakers staff on a impartial court docket.

Steph Curry x Under Armour Introduce The UA Curry 6

Three-time NBA champion Stephen Curry and Under Armour have ficially launched his sixth signature sneaker, the Under Armour Curry 6, which is tailor made for Curry’s progressive model play.

The Curry 6 “Fox Theater” colorway, that includes a full size HOVR cushioning unit, would be the first to launch in just some weeks.

The Fox Theater Curry 6 pays tribute the famed landmark in downtown Oakland, highlighted by it’s brightly-colored marquee.

Per Under Armour:

The Curry 6 Fox Theater colorway releases worldwide on UA.com, at UA Brand Houses and at choose retail companions for $130 on January four, 2019.

Kevin Durant: “We’ll Probably All Get Statues” Outside Of Warriors New Arena

If the Golden State Warriors win their third consecutive NBA title in June 2019, Kevin Durant has no query that he, Steph, Klay and Draymond may have their jerseys retired on the workforce’s new area within the Mission Bay neighborhood San Francisco. 

Furthermore, KD envisions statues for the Warriors All-Stars outdoors the Chase Center when it is all stated and completed.

“I do know for a undeniable fact that we’ll all get our jerseys retired. We’ll in all probability all get statues right here in entrance the Chase Center,” Durant advised Yahoo Sports’ Chris Haynes. “We’ll be Bay Area legends without end, which means that individuals will acknowledge this workforce and this run without end on this space. Steve Kerr goes to be immortalized and he’ll be a legend without end. Bob Myers, as effectively, and Joe Lacob.”

“Yeah, I imply that is what I take into consideration. I feel that is going to occur. I take into consideration 50 years from now after they have our entire workforce on the Chase Center flooring, or wherever the world is at that time, all of the followers shall be cheering for us and reminiscing on these days,” says KD.

The Warriors, presently 18-9, are nonetheless the favorites to win the 2018-19 NBA title with odds 5/9 adopted by the Boston Celtics and Toronto Raptors – each whom are listed at eight/1, in keeping with VegasInsider.com.

Golden State will host the Raptors tonight in what may very well be an NBA Finals preview. That recreation will air on ESPN with tipf scheduled for 10:30pm ET.

Steph Curry Doesn't Think Astronauts Really Landed On The Moon

Today in NBA Player Conspiracy Theories: Golden State Warriors’ All-Star Stephen Curry does not consider astronauts actually landed on the moon. 

Curry and teammate Andre Iguodala just lately made an look on The Ringer’s “Winging It” podcast, hosted by Atlanta Hawks teammates Vince Carter and Kent Bazemore, and through their dialogue – proper across the 45-minute mark – Curry floated the query whether or not the moon touchdown was actual.

The fast dialog went like this:

Curry’s remarks about area exploration come every week after NASA landed the InSight lander on Mars – although he did not point out if he thinks that was a hoax as effectively. Like Kyrie Irving was grilled about his Flat Earth idea, Curry can count on to be questioned about his moon touchdown take the subsequent time he speaks with reporters – which ought to be earlier than and/or after tonight’s residence sport towards the Minnesota Timberwolves. 

The two-time NBA MVP is averaging 29.6 factors, 5.eight assists and 5.1 rebounds in 16 video games this season. The Warriors have additionally climbed to the highest the Western Conference standings with an total document 18-9.

Kevin Durant Describes "Toxic" Environment Surrounding LeBron James

Kevin Durant has a concept why some NBA stars are reluctant to workforce up with LeBron James – and it has nothing to do with the four-time MVP, however reasonably the media circus that consistently follows him.

As half Ric Bucher’s current piece for Bleacher Report titled, “Why Doesn’t Anyone Want To Play With LeBron Anymore?” Durant defined that the “groupies within the media” hanging on LeBron’s each phrase make for a “poisonous” surroundings within the locker room. 

Durant additionally notes that some gamers may merely be unwilling to regulate their strategy to the sport to suit LeBron’s model play. In doing so, KD credited Kevin Love and Chris Bosh, each whom altered their video games to mesh with the four-time MVP.

 

As basketball followers properly know, there are a variety extremely coveted All-Stars set to turn into free brokers in 2019, together with Kevin Durant, his teammate Klay Thompson and Kawhi Leonard.

Speaking the latter, KD says it “does not actually make sense” for him to workforce up with LeBron in L.A.

Kevin Durant’s Drama Series “Swagger” Picked Up By Apple

A drama sequence based mostly on the life  Golden State Warriors star Kevin Durant has ficially been picked up by Apple. Dubbed “Swagger,” the scripted basketball drama is impressed by Durant’s AAU enjoying days, based on a report by Variety.

The upcoming sequence, which was truly put into growth again in February, will probably be produced by Bryan Grazer and Ron Howard’s Imagine Television and will probably be written by Reggie Rock Bythewood, based on the report. Durant will government produce his Thirty Five Media firm, alongside Grazer, Imagine’s Francie Calfo and Thirty Five Media’s Rich Kleiman.

The sequence will reportedly dive into KD’s AAU expertise in Maryland and discover AAU hoops within the D.C. space as a complete, in addition to the lives a number of AAU gamers, their households and coaches.

After making a reputation for himself on the AAU circuit, Durant performed one season faculty ball for the University Texas, the place he gained the Naismith and Wooden awards in addition to the Rupp Trophy. He averaged 25.eight factors, 11.1 rebounds and 1.9 blocks per sport within the 2006-07 season earlier than declaring for the NBA draft, the place he was chosen No. 2 total by the Seattle Supersonics.

Kevin Durant’s Drama Series “Swagger” Picked Up By Apple

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Since then, Durant has been named NBA Rookie the Year, NBA MVP (2013-14) and is a two-time NBA Finals MVP. The nine-time All-Star, now in his third season with the Warriors, is at the moment averaging 30 factors, 7.7 rebounds and 6.2 assists per sport.

Kobe Bryant: Lakers Will Be Champs Soon, Laughing At Warrior Fans

Kobe Bryant is assured that the Los Angeles Lakers can be again on prime within the close to future, laughing in any respect the bandwagon Warriors followers.

Speaking on the Lakers’ annual “All-Access” occasion at Staples Center on Monday, the five-time NBA champion spoke about LeBron’s first season with the Lakers up to now, and inspired followers that higher days are forward.

Kobe Bryant: Lakers Will Be Champs Soon, Laughing At Warrior Fans

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The Lakers are presently sitting at 14-9 on the season, having received seven their final 10 video games. LeBron has been typical LeBron, averaging 27.eight factors, 7.7 rebounds and 6.7 assists. As Kobe famous throughout Monday’s “All-Access” occasion, the four-time NBA MVP is “doing every little thing” to maintain the workforce afloat whereas additionally permitting the youthful gamers to develop.

Of the Lakers’ different veterans, Kobe says Rajon Rondo is “a teammate’s dream,” and described the newly acquired Tyson Chandler because the Black Gandalf. “Tyson’s acquired to be like 80 years outdated,” Bryant stated with amusing, based on ESPN. “This man would not age a lick. He’s like black Gandalf with the beard.”

Kobe Bryant: Lakers Will Be Champs Soon, Laughing At Warrior Fans

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Charles Barkley Clowns Kevin Durant: "Is That A Cadaver?"

Following Thursday’s 51-point outburst in a shedding effort in opposition to the Toronto Raptors, Golden State Warriors’ star Kevin Durant gave Drake the jersey f his again earlier than retreating to the locker room. The two had exchanged phrases all through the sport, as Drizzy chirped KD from his court docket aspect seat and Durant responded by burying a sequence unbelievable pictures from behind the arc.

Footage Drake and KD’s post-game encounter was proven throughout the TNT broadcast and course Charles Barkley had one thing to say in regards to the matter. Specifically, the Hall  Famer had jokes about Durant’s slender body.

Barkley, aka The Round Mound Rebound, quipped, “Jesus… Is cadaver?” when Durant took f his #35 jersey. He added that the two-time Finals MVP might have went for a double-nickel if he had eaten a hamburger.

Check out the Sir Charles’ commentary within the video embedded beneath.

With final evening’s 51-point sport in Toronto, Durant now has recorded 40+ factors in three consecutive video games which is a feat no one has achieved since Russell Westbrook did so in February to March 2017, in accordance with ESPN Stats & Information. The Warriors, 15-Eight, will return to the court docket on Saturday evening in Detroit and Durant can have a bit additional assist as Stephen Curry is about to return from a groin harm that has sidelined him November Eight.

Charles Barkley Clowns Kevin Durant: "Is That A Cadaver?"

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Stephen Curry Car Crash Video Footage Surfaces

Golden State Warriors All-Star Stephen Curry was concerned in a multi-car accident on Friday, however fortunately everybody walked away nearly unscathed. Sure, Curry’s Porsche took a beating however issues may have been quite a bit worse.

Dash-cam footage the crash was launched right now, which you’ll see within the video embedded under.

According to ABC News, Curry’s black Porsche sedan was struck twice within the three-car crash simply earlier than 9 a.m. on westbound Highway 24 on the Oakland aspect the Caldecott Tunnel. Per the report: “A California Highway Patrol spokesman stated Curry was hit twice; first, a automotive spun out and hit him, then a second automotive rear-ended him. Curry’s Porsche was broken. But everybody, together with Curry, seems to be okay.”

Curry made it to the group’s observe facility shortly after the ordeal however didn’t play within the win over Portland that night time on account of a lingering groin harm. The Warriors are hopeful that the two-time MVP will probably be again in motion in some unspecified time in the future throughout their upcoming highway journey which kicks f on Thursday, November 29 in Toronto and ends on Friday, December 7 in Milwaukee.