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March 27, 2015 Updates

Just in time for the final Warriors-Clippers regular season game, Draymond Green has unveiled a line of “Cool Story, Glenn” shirts in his official online shop. Green used the phrase numerous times in an interview with KNBR two weeks ago when the player responded to sarcastic comments made by Doc Rivers by referring to the Clippers coach’s given name. “I approved it,” Green said Friday, the morning after the release of the line of “Cool Story, Glenn” shirts on Athlete Originals that includes three different designs. “A lot of fans kept asking me for it, so the person who runs my store thought that it would be a good idea. “They sent me the design. I approved.” Green’s “Cool Story, Glenn” gear cost $45 for hoodies and $25 for T shirts. Green said that the recent back-and-forth exchange with the division rival coach Rivers was something that was fun for him. Contra Costa Times

“It’s not for a lack of respect,” Green said. “I respect him. It’s fun. Throughout the course of the season, you find things that’s funny. You have to. It’s just fun. It’s no disrespect.” The tit for tat was touched off by the Clippers’ Dahntay Jones bumping into Green on the court during his nationally televised postgame interview March 8 after the Warriors forward had led his team with 23 points in a 106-98 win at Oracle Arena. Contra Costa Times

What it’s like to be negotiating Draymond Green’s extension with your former boss, Arn Tellem (Green is represented by B.J. Armstrong, who works for Tellem)? Bob Myers: I mean, it's good, (negotiating with) anybody you respect like Arn and B.J. Yeah, I look forward to it. I like those guys. I know them. I think the hardest thing to do is negotiate with somebody that you don't have any prior relationship with. It's much easier to negotiate with somebody you have a history with, that you have a respect for and appreciation for, that you know you're going to get the truth. ESPN.com

I want to bring up a couple of guys and you can tell me what they mean to the team. First, Alvin Gentry. Andrew Bogut: He’s been huge. Basically he’s our offensive coordinator, like it would be in football. His main role is with reads and spacing and putting in sets, little tweaks. He’s highly responsible for that and does a great job. Unfortunately for us, I hate to say it but there’s a high chance we lose him in the offseason because he’s just too talented of a coach to not be head coaching. CBSSports.com

March 26, 2015 Updates

Warriors guard Stephen Curry made good on his promise to send the shoes he wore during NBA All-Star festivities to the family of Deah Shaddy Barakat, a fan who was shot to death last month. Saleh Barakat, who identifies himself on Twitter as Deah's first cousin, revealed on social media that Curry had personally shipped the shoes to him. He posted a picture of the shoe on which the player had written, "#RIPDEAH" and the Bible verse "Romans 8:28" before using them during the Shooting Stars competition in Brooklyn. "Thank you so much Steph!" Saleh Barakat wrote Thursday on Instagram, adding that the shoes were "precious" and that he definitely would not be wearing them. "We can't thank you enough for this #blessed #thankful." Added Saleh Barakat on Twitter: "Hope you win MVP." Contra Costa Times

March 25, 2015 Updates

Warriors star Stephen Curry had his nickname playfully besmirched by a fan at Portland, and the Trail Blazers made sure the sign that was held up was for all to see. Appearing on the video scoreboard late in the game was the fan holding up a sign that read, “Steph is a girl name.” By that point, Curry was well on his way to a night in which he racked up 33 points and 10 assists as the Warriors would capture their first division championship in 39 years. Contra Costa Times

“He only needs to play 25, 30 minutes, and we’re winning games by 15, 20 points,” Bogut said Tuesday after Curry scored 33 points and dished out 10 assists in a win at Portland. “If he had to play 45 minutes for us, I’m sure he’d be averaging greater numbers, so in a way, it’s kind of flawed. He’s the MVP in my opinion. We’re the best team in the league. We have the best record in the league. I don’t think it’s close in my opinion.” Contra Costa Times

March 24, 2015 Updates

It was not the first time the Warriors, featuring the NBA’s premier defense and best record, had suffocated an offense with such mercilessness. It wasn’t even the first time in the past month; the Toronto Raptors, another plunging Eastern Conference club, shot 1 of 19 from the field in the first quarter of their 113-89 debacle in Canada on Feb. 27. But there was a difference: According to Warriors backup center Marreese Speights, Golden State suspected the Wizards would fold. “We just turned [it] up a little,” Speights said. “We knew if we hit them, if we got a couple stops, they would start arguing with each other and quit. We went out there with a good mind-set in the second half and we did it.” Washington Post

Q: Who do you like watching, Mike? D'Antoni: "Golden State jumps out at me. You've got to like Oklahoma City. I mean Holy mackerel, watching Westbrook is like sitting on a roller coaster and going a thousand miles an hour. You've never seen anything like that. What he's doing?" Q: You know what's funny? Everybody always brings up Oscar Robertson as the triple-double king – and that's true – but we forget how fast they used to play. This OKC team is not playing at anywhere near the pace of those old Oscar teams, which absolutely makes your head spin. A: "No, it does. And if you watch old films, that ball is flying around and they're going. They're going. I think that if you put today's bodies (of) people and played the way they did, now you're talking. It's interesting. You know what's fun about basketball? It keeps evolving, and it keeps changing a little bit. And the older guys want to try to hold it back to how they grew up, and it's not the same. You've got to change with the times, and some of the guys you've got to drag across the finish line." USA Today Sports

We asked 25 NBA folks -- a combination of executives, coaches and players -- to rank the point guards in the NBA from 1 to 30. The results of that poll are below, along with a sampling of thoughts from those who answered our survey: The top tier The top tier of our survey included no fewer than eight 2015 NBA All-Stars, with Russell Westbrook edging Stephen Curry at the top of the list. Once an NBA question mark, Mike Conley had a solid showing in our survey, beating out the likes of Kyle Lowry and Tony Parker among those we polled. 1. Russell Westbrook, Oklahoma City Thunder (732 points, 13 first-place votes) "He might be an alien. I've never seen anyone like him before. His athleticism and antics are off the charts." -- NBA executive 2. Stephen Curry, Golden State Warriors (727 points, 9 first-place votes) ESPN.com

Tim Kawakami: Rick Barry and the rest of the players here from the '75 team were invited into the locker room after the game. Barry addressed the team. Twitter @timkawakami

Outspoken Hall of Fame guard Rick Barry called a portion of Golden State Warriors fans "fools" and made other digs toward Stephen Curry, LeBron James' former teammates and the 1976 NBA champion Boston Celtics while he celebrated with his old championship team on Monday night. "All those fools that were booing during the Chris Mullin [jersey retirement] ceremony should be writing letters to [Warriors co-owner] Joe Lacob apologizing for what they did because it worked out pretty good," said Barry, who unsuccessfully tried to calm the crowd as it booed Lacob during Mullin's ceremony on March 18, 2012. Yahoo! Sports

 

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