How many puny men would it take to stand up to a single, lightsaber-wielding Jedi? More than 200, apparently.
When they’re finally running, Central Subway trains will link the Chase Center arena to downtown and BART riders, via their Union Square Station — which will be linked to Powell Street Station.
There’s this thing we tend to do when we hear the awful news that people we know or admire have cancer or other dire diagnoses. We transform them into courageous warriors, ready to battle and conquer the forces of the evil disease. They’re suddenly heroes. Fighters.
Wigan Warriors will face Hull FC in Australia in 2018 in the first Super League game to be played outside Europe. The two sides will face each other at WIN Stadium in Wollongong on Saturday, 10 February 2018.
People tend to stand in the way of their own success. It’s something you see over and over again when you deal in self-improvement. One of the truisms when it comes to giving advice is that there’s always going to be someone who will argue with you over it.
An altercation involving Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green in East Lansing, Mich., last summer has now become the subject of a lawsuit.
It was still dark one morning early this year when Joe Lacob, the majority owner of the Golden State Warriors, drove his Mercedes station wagon through the Stanford University campus.
Long before the confetti cannons burst, before Kevin Durant danced and Stephen Curry shimmied in a storm of yellow crepe paper, long before they were christened as champions, the Golden State Warriors earned an exhaustive list of labels. And maybe too talented for the good of the NBA.
To create a superteam, you need good timing, good draft picks, and a lot of luck. Here are the random and not-so-random events that created the Golden State juggernaut.A lot can happen in five years.
Golden State has a commanding 3–0 lead in the NBA Finals against Cleveland, and is on the brink of a perfect postseason. Yet while the Cavs may have wasted their best shot, the Warriors have room for improvement.Firepower.Powerhouse.Juggernaut.
OAKLAND, Calif. — There was a span on Friday night, barely more than a minute, when Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant drained 3-pointers on three straight possessions against the Portland Trail Blazers. It was just an N.B.A.
It wasn't that long ago when Stephen Curry's NBA future seemed in doubt, as he was constantly plagued by ankle issues. In the 2011-2012 season, Curry managed only 26 games and had sprained his ankle five times.
OAKLAND, Calif. -- By now the folks at Morton's The Steakhouse in Cleveland have the lavish postgame dinner spread for the Golden State Warriors down. There's steak, any way you'd want it. Gigantic platters of salad. A raw bar with jumbo shrimp, crab and lobster around a fancy ice sculpture.
OAKLAND, Calif.—On every NBA court, about 24 feet from the basket, there is a thin stripe of colored paint. The flat-sided semicircle it forms is the boundary between shots that count for two points and shots that are worth three.
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OAKLAND, Calif. —Maybe a kid on a tree swing somewhere is having as much fun as Steph Curry is. Every shot he puts up seems newly invented.
The Golden State Warriors didn't start thinking about putting Matt Barnes back in one of their uniforms until Kevin Durant hyperextended his knee last month. But Barnes had been thinking about it ever since, well, he took it off 10 years ago.
It was always going to end this way. The Warriors can shoot and outscore teams, and the Warriors can ruin teams with defense. They can go small with Draymond at center, they can go big and rotate Festus Ezeli with Andrew Bogut. They can go fast, or they can go warp speed.
CRISIS IS A RELATIVE TERM when a team is 31-5, but on a Friday night in January, the Warriors are struggling with issues of identity. Having watched their 23-point lead over Memphis dwindle to two in the closing minute of regulation, they simply don't know what kind of basketball they want to play.
The narrative going into the 2016-17 Warriors season was how unfair it was that one of the best teams of all time added one of the best players of all time to become unstoppable.
On the surface, Golden State’s dramatic, last-minute, “Ha-ha, we lied to you!” lineup change didn’t really work.
The Golden State Warriors are bad for basketball. Yeah, I said it. And the absurd thing is I might even believe it.
How Andreessen Horowitz’s Jeff Jordan turned a pickup game and a team sports mentality into a VC strategy, and why the Warriors may not be the biggest game in townThe 58-year-old investor Jeff Jordan, a general partner at the Silicon Valley venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz, has an unexpec
After securing his seventh consecutive appearance in the N.B.A. finals, LeBron James, considered by some to be approaching Michael Jordan’s level of greatness, spent his postgame interview last Thursday talking about getting ready for “the juggernaut out West.
What we know is: The Warriors are incredible. They were incredible during the regular season, and only got more incredible in the playoffs.
David West sat in the Golden State Warriors’ locker room stunned by what he had read. It wasn’t the box score of the Warriors’ 36-point blowout of his former team, the San Antonio Spurs, in Game 2 of the Western Conference finals.
HOW, exactly, did a team featuring the greatest player in basketball history, flanked by a pair of three-time All-Stars, get to be seen as an against-all-odds underdog? Yes, you heard that right: LeBron James (pictured), who on June 19th brought his hometown of Cleveland its first championship in a
As the Golden State Warriors sat in their locker room a year ago, digesting the final loss of the worst collapse in NBA history, Andre Iguodala stood and said he wanted to address the group. Iguodala rarely does this, according to several members of the team. Everyone stopped.
I’m not going to the Warriors ground-breaking ceremony. This is about siding with the frustrated and angry fans who can’t shake the sting. This is about being in unison with those who don’t see the Warriors’ move as a good thing, just one last, final slap in the face.
In the age of superteams and super-duper teams,1 the Golden State Warriors built the ultimate doomsday machine when they added Kevin Durant in free agency last summer. Winning a championship this year seemed — and ultimately was — inevitable.
The Warriors are not best team in the NBA. The Cavs are not the best team in the NBA. The only true NBA powerhouse is the #TNTBulls, as Chicago won their 18th consecutive home TNT Thursday night game. The Bulls beat the Warriors 94–87 to extend a streak that dates back to 2013.
This story appears in the May 15, 2017 issue of SPORTS ILLUSTRATED. To subscribe to the magazine, click here. In the winter of 1994, as the vaunted Knicks trudged through a tedious West Coast road trip, Pat Riley cut a deal with his potent but listless team.
This ragtag group of guys pictured below just won a berth in the NBA Finals. You can’t blame them for looking as utterly exhausted and depleted as they do in this photo:
Taras Domitro was not a basketball fan when he joined the San Francisco Ballet as a principal dancer in 2008. Domitro, who was born in Havana, happened to arrive in the Bay Area one year before the Golden State Warriors drafted Stephen Curry.
Last June, Jermaine O’Neal stood in his living room, watching what could have been. On his flat screen, old teammates hopped and hugged and celebrated. After a 40-year drought, the Warriors were NBA champions.
Five questions we have for the Western Conference finals moving forward — most of them hinge on the status of Kawhi LeonardWe might have been robbed of a classic playoff series on Sunday.
Kevin Durant kept it “100” about his decision to join the Golden State Warriors. After a five-year hiatus, Durant is one win shy from returning to the NBA Finals with the Warriors.
They did not fly out to The Hamptons last July to plot out a quick-flip, damn-the-future, short-term plan.
All it took was one swing of one foot to change the history of the NBA. Draymond Green, driving to the hoop with serious intention, got fouled by Steven Adams. A routine play in a hard-fought playoff series became so much more when Green put his leg out and cracked Adams in the crotch.
In the video above, Neil Paine discusses the Warriors’ historic march through the postseason.
Stephen Curry had to wait one year. Ever since Kyrie Irving hit the dagger 3 to send the Golden State Warriors reeling, he has had something to prove.
The first time I saw my boss, Nate Silver, give a talk was at the 2014 MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference in Boston. As usual, he was going on about numbers and statistics, but what stuck with me longest wasn’t quantitative.
We’ll need a few more years to know where this team stands among the best of all time, but after making history with the highest win percentage in any title run ever, Golden State has put itself in excellent position to claim GOAT statusThere won’t be a singular moment that defines the Warriors
Bleacher Report joined the defending NBA champion Golden State Warriors for their recently completed seven-city, 14-day road trip.
Starter RPM rankings The Cleveland Cavaliers and Golden State Warriors both have star power, but which players can be counted on to make a big offensive or defensive play in the Finals? Let's rank the 10 starters by both offensive and defensive Real Plus/Minus, a stat meas
“The path of the spiritual warrior is not soft and sweet. It is not artificially blissful and pretend forgiving. It is not fearful of divisiveness. It is not afraid of its own shadow. It is not afraid of losing popularity when it speaks its truth.
LEVELLAND, Tex. — Steve Green, the men’s basketball coach at South Plains College, was recovering from an up-and-down season last summer when he decided he needed to make a change.
After the Warriors accomplished the inevitable — winning a championship with relative ease after adding superstar Kevin Durant to a 73-win core — there were two natural questions looming for the rest of the NBA: What will it take to dethrone this budding dynast
The Golden State Warriors and the Oklahoma City Thunder played each other twice a couple weeks ago, in matchups that were exciting both as a possible playoff preview and as a test of the hypothesis that OKC is the Warriors' most challenging playoff foe.
After winning their second title in three years, the Warriors are set up for a long run of dominance. The Cavaliers, meanwhile, have some difficult and pressing roster decisions to make.The 2017 NBA Finals revealed a major dichotomy between the Warriors and Cavaliers.
It doesn’t happen often, given the scarcity of true franchise players in the NBA, but once in a while, a legitimate championship contender lurks in the shadows. There are few real contenders every season, and most of those teams held that distinction over the previous seasons.
OAKLAND — About 30 minutes after Game 7 of the 2016 Finals, Warriors forward Draymond Green sat at his locker in full uniform, fiddling with his phone. All around him, teammates hastily showered and dressed, rushing from Oracle Arena and the champagne fumes that polluted the air.
OAKLAND, Calif.—The Golden State Warriors heard what the entire basketball world had to say about them before this season. They were a superteam. They were villains. They were Supervillains. Steve Kerr wasn’t insulted. He was inspired. The Warriors’ coach thought it had comedic potential.
INT. GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS LOCKER ROOM - DAY. KEVIN DURANT, wearing his Warriors uniform stands in front his locker addressing reporters. KEVIN: ...I feel really grateful to play with a bunch of players who are selfless and enjoy the game in its purest form.
The Warriors are, unsurprisingly, the best team in basketball and there is no close second. But the thrill of last season is gone. What happened? Our staffers weigh in.We’re more than halfway through the regular season, and the Warriors are finally delivering on their promise.
Kevin Durant is an NBA champion. Now he sits down with Bill Simmons to talk everything you could ever want to know about the Finals, the Warriors, and himself.Kevin Durant finally has his ring, and on the latest episode of The Bill Simmons Podcast, he talked about his dream season.
We got here, through meaningless first-round series and embarrassing blowouts and the lamest conference finals ever, and now a lot of people are telling us the hyped endgame will be anticlimactic.
There was plenty of “greatest of all time” speculation swirling around the Golden State Warriors at this time last year, as they tore through the Western Conference after breaking the 1995-96 Chicago Bulls’ record for regular-season victories.
OAKLAND–Everything now narrows down to one team, one goal, one chance at one more victory, and the great gravitational pull of imminent history. You can’t look away from the Warriors’ attempt for an NBA-record 73rd regular-season victory on Wednesday, not for a millisecond. You don’t dare.
The Golden State Warriors seem to be on the cusp of a dynasty. Bleacher Report spoke with the team and coaches to discover the secret behind this uniquely talented roster. The only thing more historic than its record this season is the way in which this team was built.
Want Warriors news in your inbox? Sign up for the free DubsDaily newsletter. OAKLAND–Joe Lacob’s Warriors went into this draft without a pick… and yet still ended up with athletic center/forward Jordan Bell, which is not a bad little magic act.
OAKLAND, Calif.—Ronnie Reyes unwrapped a Christmas gift from his cousin a few years ago and found something unusual inside: an official Golden State Warriors toaster. The only problem was that Mr. Reyes didn’t need a Warriors toaster. He already had one.
OAKLAND, Calif. — Steve Kerr, the coach of the Golden State Warriors, is fairly open about the fact that he plays favorites. When it comes to shooting the basketball, Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson are allowed to do whatever they want. They can chuck shots from the bleachers.