Demarcus Cousins

21 May 19
SportsGuyThoughts

Last night, the Golden State Warriors completed a sweep of the Trailblazers in Portland, squeaking out a 119-117 win in overtime behind triple-doubles from Stephen Curry and Draymond Green. What stood out about this series was how Golden State swept Portland, especially since they were without Kevin Durant as well as Demarcus Cousins. Former NBA […]

21 May 19
Welcome

Photo via Golden State Warriors Twitter (@warriors) Much like the past three games in the series, a second-half comeback from the Golden State Warriors gives them the win as now they are heading to the NBA Finals for the fifth time in the row. The last time that happened, Bill Russell was playing for the […]

21 May 19
Cut Throat Sports

Two straight championships, potentially another on the way making it a three-peat. Sure they have 5 all-stars on their teams, granted Demarcus Cousins only played 30 games at the end of the season due to a leg injury. The 95-96 bulls had three all-stars in Jordan, Pippen and Rodman, and the Warriors have only three […]

21 May 19
CBS San Francisco

It seemed like such an obvious statement, but Golden State head coach Steve Kerr felt compelled to say it following the Warriors NBA Western Conference Finals Game 4 clinching win over Portland Monday night.

21 May 19
The Undefeated
The Golden State Warriors hope to get Kevin Durant, DeMarcus Cousins and Andre Iguodala back healthy for the 2019 NBA Finals. And if his health continues to improve, recently named Hall of Famer and Warriors patriarch Al Attles should be back too. His last game was when the Warriors played the Phoenix Suns last October. “My goal was to get to at least one game and not be in a wheelchair,” Attles, 82, told The Undefeated on Monday. “A cane will work. But I don’t want to come in a wheelchair. I am looking forward to coming out. I am hoping that the team can raise another banner in Oakland.” Attles is the longest-tenured employee of any NBA team, having spent 59 years with the Warriors. The former North Carolina A&T star was selected by the Philadelphia Warriors in the fifth round of the 1960 NBA draft. Attles has been a player, head coach, general manager and community ambassador for the Warriors since 1960. Head coach Al Attles (center) of the Golden State Warriors talks with his players during a timeout in a game against the Washington Bullets circa 1980 at the Capital Centre in Landover, Maryland. Attles coached the Warriors from 1970-83. Attles scored 17 points for the then-Philadelphia Warriors when Hall of Famer Wilt Chamberlain scored his record 100 points against the New York Knicks in Hershey, Pennsylvania, on March 2, 1962. The native of Newark, New Jersey, was the second African American head coach to lead a team to an NBA championship when the Warriors won in 1975. “The Destroyer” was named to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in April. “To be thought of as a Hall of Fame inductee is a tremendous honor. It started with the decision to go to North Carolina A&T, and that great decision has followed me throughout my career,” Attles said. For years, Attles has sat in a perch with two seats atop Section 102 of Oracle Arena alongside press row. But in October, several ailments caused him to stay away from his familiar confines. Al Attles Jr. said his father has had four surgeries since November for a cancerous growth, diverticulitis and a urinary tract infection. He has not been back to his seats at Oracle Arena for a Warriors game since. Attles Jr. told The Undefeated that his dad’s health scare “petrified” him. He said seeing the Warriors play in their final games in Oakland is important to his dad. The Warriors will move to the new Chase Center in San Francisco next season. “I was more nervous than I have ever been for the last six months,” Attles Jr. said. “I feel much better now. I was worried about how he is going to bounce back, why it’s taking so long, why doesn’t he have an appetite. He lost so much weight, 50 to 75 pounds. … “Thank God he has gotten through them. We are fighting past.” The Milwaukee Bucks hold a 2-1 lead over the Toronto Raptors in the best-of-seven Eastern Conference finals. The East winner will have home-court advantage and host Game 1 since both the Bucks and Raptors had better regular-season records than the Warriors. The NBA Finals begin on May 30, and the first game at Oracle Arena will be Game 3 on June 5. If Attles attends the Finals, it would also be his first since he was named a Hall of Famer. Current Warriors star Stephen Curry and former Warriors star Tim Hardaway look forward to Attles’ return. “I definitely noticed he wasn’t there,” Curry told The Undefeated. “Every year he would pop in and out. You would see him at games. He would talk to us at practice. I remember him, Nate Thurmond before he passed, Tom Meschery and Rick Barry once talked to us in the Alvin Attles Room upstairs [at the practice facility] during the Mark Jackson years. That was before we won championships. “How iconic it was to be in his presence. He’s embraced his role as an ambassador for the team and the community. Oakland natives and die-hard fans, if you say his name, they know what’s up.” Hardaway, who talked to Attles Sr. on the phone recently, said, “They should show him on the Jumbotron. That’s great that he is going to come to the Finals, great that he is healthy.” Hall of Fame Warriors patriarch Al Attles (right) with Alcorn State signee Isaiah Attles (left), his grandson. Attles Jr. said he knew his father was feeling better when he attended a celebration May 17 for his grandson Isaiah, who signed with Alcorn State on a full basketball scholarship. Like grandfather, like grandson, as both are connected through playing basketball at a historically black college or university (HBCU). “Pop is feeling a lot better,” Attles Jr. said. “His grandson signed with an HBCU officially. Pop came to the event. It was beautiful. Pop came out of the house, and it was his first time out of the house in probably since November of last year. He is feeling much better. His appetite is back. He’s moving much better. … “I will get him out to one of those Finals games. I will probably get him out for a half. I will certainly have him out.”
21 May 19
Soft 7 Sports

Pretty tough to do two picks for a team that is looking to rebuild… …just kidding. This may be the easiest draft thoughts on a team yet. Why? Well, it is really easy to decide what to do in a draft when your organization isn’t disorganized and knows the direction it wants to go in. […]

21 May 19
The Sportsnutt

As the Warriors were preparing to sweep Portland out of the Western Conference Finals to advance to their 5th straight NBA Finals, the Lakers were making news for all the wrong reasons. Western Conference Finals Before I delve into the dysfunctional organization in Southern California, let’s give some quick props to the pride of Northern […]

21 May 19
Venkat Ramaraju

Playing October through June does not just ware on your body physically – it can be mentally taxing as well. It’s tough going series after series playing against fresh competition with the weight of the NBA world on your shoulders. It should take a toll over time, shouldn’t it? Not if you’re the Golden State […]

21 May 19
The Pop Topic

It took an extra period, but the Golden State Warriors pulled out their broom on Monday to complete their sweep against the Portland Trail Blazers and win the Western Conference trophy. This is Golden State’s fifth consecutive NBA Finals, which is the first time a team has achieved it since the 1960’s Celtics had a […]

21 May 19
Redwood Times
When the Warriors hit the floor for Game 4 of their playoff series against the Portland Trail Blazers on Monday, they were down three players. But they were up one activist celebrity fan. Colin Kaepernick was in the house, seated so close to the Warriors bench that it’s possible he could’ve heard coach Steve Kerr’s instructions to his team. Kaepernick, who played two seasons of varsity basketball in high school (he averaged 15.4 points as a senior), mingled with the Warriors after they completed their sweep of the Trail Blazers despite the absences of Kevin Durant, DeMarcus Cousins and Andre Iguodala. Wearing a shirt bearing images of Muhammad Ali and Malcolm X, Kaepernick posed for photos, and even had a meet-and-greet with Stephen Curry’s infant son, Canon. Kaep showing love to Steph and his son, Canon 🙌 pic.twitter.com/Y7ZXcGm3UC — SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) May 21, 2019 “Being in the Bay so long, I’ve always followed (the Warriors),” Kaepernick told the San Francisco Chronicle. “And they’ve always supported me.”
21 May 19
Daily Democrat
When the Warriors hit the floor for Game 4 of their playoff series against the Portland Trail Blazers on Monday, they were down three players. But they were up one activist celebrity fan. Colin Kaepernick was in the house, seated so close to the Warriors bench that it’s possible he could’ve heard coach Steve Kerr’s instructions to his team. Kaepernick, who played two seasons of varsity basketball in high school (he averaged 15.4 points as a senior), mingled with the Warriors after they completed their sweep of the Trail Blazers despite the absences of Kevin Durant, DeMarcus Cousins and Andre Iguodala. Wearing a shirt bearing images of Muhammad Ali and Malcolm X, Kaepernick posed for photos, and even had a meet-and-greet with Stephen Curry’s infant son, Canon. Kaep showing love to Steph and his son, Canon 🙌 pic.twitter.com/Y7ZXcGm3UC — SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) May 21, 2019 “Being in the Bay so long, I’ve always followed (the Warriors),” Kaepernick told the San Francisco Chronicle. “And they’ve always supported me.”
21 May 19
East Bay Times
When the Warriors hit the floor for Game 4 of their playoff series against the Portland Trail Blazers on Monday, they were down three players. But they were up one activist celebrity fan. Colin Kaepernick was in the house, seated so close to the Warriors bench that it’s possible he could’ve heard coach Steve Kerr’s instructions to his team. Kaepernick, who played two seasons of varsity basketball in high school (he averaged 15.4 points as a senior), mingled with the Warriors after they completed their sweep of the Trail Blazers despite the absences of Kevin Durant, DeMarcus Cousins and Andre Iguodala. Wearing a shirt bearing images of Muhammad Ali and Malcolm X, Kaepernick posed for photos, and even had a meet-and-greet with Stephen Curry’s infant son, Canon. Kaep showing love to Steph and his son, Canon 🙌 pic.twitter.com/Y7ZXcGm3UC — SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) May 21, 2019 “Being in the Bay so long, I’ve always followed (the Warriors),” Kaepernick told the San Francisco Chronicle. “And they’ve always supported me.”
21 May 19
Times-Standard
When the Warriors hit the floor for Game 4 of their playoff series against the Portland Trail Blazers on Monday, they were down three players. But they were up one activist celebrity fan. Colin Kaepernick was in the house, seated so close to the Warriors bench that it’s possible he could’ve heard coach Steve Kerr’s instructions to his team. Kaepernick, who played two seasons of varsity basketball in high school (he averaged 15.4 points as a senior), mingled with the Warriors after they completed their sweep of the Trail Blazers despite the absences of Kevin Durant, DeMarcus Cousins and Andre Iguodala. Wearing a shirt bearing images of Muhammad Ali and Malcolm X, Kaepernick posed for photos, and even had a meet-and-greet with Stephen Curry’s infant son, Canon. Kaep showing love to Steph and his son, Canon 🙌 pic.twitter.com/Y7ZXcGm3UC — SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) May 21, 2019 “Being in the Bay so long, I’ve always followed (the Warriors),” Kaepernick told the San Francisco Chronicle. “And they’ve always supported me.”
21 May 19
Paradise Post
When the Warriors hit the floor for Game 4 of their playoff series against the Portland Trail Blazers on Monday they were down three players. But they were up one activist celebrity fan. Colin Kaepernick was in the house, seated so close to the Warriors bench that it’s possible he could’ve heard coach Steve Kerr’s instructions to his team. Kaepernick, who played two seasons of varsity basketball in high school (he averaged 15.4 points as a senior), mingled with the Warriors after they completed their sweep of the Trail Blazers despite the absences of Kevin Durant, DeMarcus Cousins and Andre Iguodala. Wearing a shirt bearing images of Muhammad Ali and Malcolm X, Kaepernick posed for photos, and even had a meet and greet with Stephen Curry’s infant son Canon. Kaep showing love to Steph and his son, Canon 🙌 pic.twitter.com/Y7ZXcGm3UC — SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) May 21, 2019 “Being in the Bay so long, I’ve always followed (the Warriors),” Kaepernick told the San Francisco Chronicle. “And they’ve always supported me.”
21 May 19
Paradise Post
When the Warriors hit the floor for Game 4 of their playoff series against the Portland Trail Blazers on Monday, they were down three players. But they were up one activist celebrity fan. Colin Kaepernick was in the house, seated so close to the Warriors bench that it’s possible he could’ve heard coach Steve Kerr’s instructions to his team. Kaepernick, who played two seasons of varsity basketball in high school (he averaged 15.4 points as a senior), mingled with the Warriors after they completed their sweep of the Trail Blazers despite the absences of Kevin Durant, DeMarcus Cousins and Andre Iguodala. Wearing a shirt bearing images of Muhammad Ali and Malcolm X, Kaepernick posed for photos, and even had a meet-and-greet with Stephen Curry’s infant son, Canon. Kaep showing love to Steph and his son, Canon 🙌 pic.twitter.com/Y7ZXcGm3UC — SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) May 21, 2019 “Being in the Bay so long, I’ve always followed (the Warriors),” Kaepernick told the San Francisco Chronicle. “And they’ve always supported me.”
21 May 19
Chico Enterprise-Record
When the Warriors hit the floor for Game 4 of their playoff series against the Portland Trail Blazers on Monday, they were down three players. But they were up one activist celebrity fan. Colin Kaepernick was in the house, seated so close to the Warriors bench that it’s possible he could’ve heard coach Steve Kerr’s instructions to his team. Kaepernick, who played two seasons of varsity basketball in high school (he averaged 15.4 points as a senior), mingled with the Warriors after they completed their sweep of the Trail Blazers despite the absences of Kevin Durant, DeMarcus Cousins and Andre Iguodala. Wearing a shirt bearing images of Muhammad Ali and Malcolm X, Kaepernick posed for photos, and even had a meet-and-greet with Stephen Curry’s infant son, Canon. Kaep showing love to Steph and his son, Canon 🙌 pic.twitter.com/Y7ZXcGm3UC — SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) May 21, 2019 “Being in the Bay so long, I’ve always followed (the Warriors),” Kaepernick told the San Francisco Chronicle. “And they’ve always supported me.”
21 May 19
The Reporter
When the Warriors hit the floor for Game 4 of their playoff series against the Portland Trail Blazers on Monday, they were down three players. But they were up one activist celebrity fan. Colin Kaepernick was in the house, seated so close to the Warriors bench that it’s possible he could’ve heard coach Steve Kerr’s instructions to his team. Kaepernick, who played two seasons of varsity basketball in high school (he averaged 15.4 points as a senior), mingled with the Warriors after they completed their sweep of the Trail Blazers despite the absences of Kevin Durant, DeMarcus Cousins and Andre Iguodala. Wearing a shirt bearing images of Muhammad Ali and Malcolm X, Kaepernick posed for photos, and even had a meet-and-greet with Stephen Curry’s infant son, Canon. Kaep showing love to Steph and his son, Canon 🙌 pic.twitter.com/Y7ZXcGm3UC — SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) May 21, 2019 “Being in the Bay so long, I’ve always followed (the Warriors),” Kaepernick told the San Francisco Chronicle. “And they’ve always supported me.”