San Francisco Rumors

Members of the Warriors’ operations staff, headlined by general manager and two-time NBA Executive of the Year Bob Myers, have played a game in San Quentin yearly since 2012. In that time, those players — known collectively as the Green Team because of the color of their scrimmage jerseys — have become friendly with numerous inmates. Last summer, outside a chicken and waffles restaurant in San Francisco, Myers was ecstatic to run into a man he had met in San Quentin. “A lot of people think we come in here and want the exposure,” Myers said. “But the truth is, we come in here just to interact with these guys, show them that they matter. I just heard a couple of them are getting out soon, which is the best news.”
The Warriors star fielded questions from fans on The Bill Simmons Podcast posted Sunday night, and one fan wondered what KD’s favorite part of the Bay is (beside winning the NBA championship with Golden State). “It’s just the culture, it’s just the food,” Durant said. “It’s just so many different pockets of mom-and-pop restaurants in different pockets of San Francisco, the Bay Area and Oakland. It’s like so many small, really boutique restaurants and the culture in there is overwhelming and you really get entrenched in that. You can tell they take it really seriously. I never experienced nothing like that, so I thought it was really cool. Just different restaurant experiences.”