Joe Lacob Rumors
After his mother paid $600 for secondary-market tickets for the Hawks-Warriors game, the family was denied entry to Philips Arena. The tickets weren’t valid. StubHub was unable to replace all the tickets in the sold-out game. Devastated at the time, Isaiah thought he’d have to wait another year to see Curry play. That is until the Warriors stepped in. Warriors owner Joe Lacob got word of the story and flew Isaiah and his mother in for Sunday’s game against Memphis. They were given courtside seats right next to Lacob. And, yes, he got a chance to meet Curry.
Tim Kawakami: There is no deal yet–my understanding is that GSW owner Joe Lacob has left this up to West, who is deciding what he wants to do…
“There was no way Joe Lacob was not going to honor it,” Kerr said. “Everything we do here is first class. You guys know that. The way we treat our players, the way we go about our business. There was never even a doubt. Joe said: ‘The guy took a $400-thousand dollar pay cut to leave the Lakers. There’s no way we’re going to leave him out to dry.’” Kerr said Calderon took it well.
“He’s fantastic, and I’m not going to cross him. But that kind of hurt, you know?” During the interview, Lacob also insisted the Warriors’ season was a success despite the team losing in the NBA Finals to the Cleveland Cavaliers. “I think that was one of the greatest years you could ever have in any sport,” Lacob said.
He also said that it hurt when Michael Jordan told him that the Warriors’ record didn’t mean anything. “On the collective bargaining agreement, I was on the labor committee and I was in New York having a bunch of dinners with Michael Jordan and other owners,” Lacob said, perhaps humble-bragging. “There were six of us. Actually, Dan was one of them, Dan Gilbert. Anyway, Michael Jordan — people are drinking and having a good time and all that, but there was a moment where he said, you know, ’73 don’t mean [blank].’ He did it, Michael Jordan did that. And I looked at him and I just decided not to make a big deal of it. I said, you know, you’re right, we didn’t win it, we had to get better.”