The horrific and the humanity and the humor all have molded Steve Kerr, at 52, into what and where he is today, a coach atop a leviathan, the irresistible force and the immovable object. His Warriors are the biggest favorites to repeat since Grandmaster Flash started scratching. And, rather than making the media an enemy — the MO of seemingly every Power Five football coach in America — or denouncing original thoughts or statements by his players as “distractions,” Kerr not only embraces both, but says what he actually thinks about what’s happening in the world, too. “I think some people probably think I spend all my time studying politics, and I don’t,” he said last week. “I spend most of my time watching basketball and planning practice for the next day and thinking about the game. That’s my true passion. But I do read a lot about politics and I follow what’s going on, and I’m worried. I’m worried about our country. That’s really the gist of my feeling comfortable about speaking out.”
November 20, 2017 | 10:03 pm EST Update
Cousins caught a rebound midway through the third quarter and had his right elbow connect with the head of Thunder point guard Russell Westbrook, resulting in Westbrook going to the floor.
During the fourth quarter of the 76ers’ game against the Utah Jazz, Embiid blocked a layup attempt from Utah’s Donovan Mitchell. Embiid proceeded to give the Utah guard a mean staredown, hoping that Mitchell would respond. And Mitchell would. He took the bait.
November 20, 2017 | 8:56 pm EST Update
The Lakers are keeping tabs on free agent Mindaugas Kuzminskas. According to sources with knowledge of the team’s thinking, the Lakers, in need of perimeter shooting, are doing their due diligence and met with the forward recently while they evaluate their wing depth.
Darnell Mayberry: LaVine said he doesn’t have a specific date in mind for when he’d like to play. “When I’m out here playing the way I should be in practice, I’ll be able to go out there and do what I need to do on the court.” #Bulls #BullsNation