Golden State Warriors Rumors
Ben Golliver: The NBA’s most popular jerseys, since beginning of 2018-19 1. LeBron James. 2. Stephen Curry. 3. Giannis Antetokounmpo. 4. Kyrie Irving. 5. Joel Embiid. 6. James Harden. 7. Russell Westbrook. 8. Kevin Durant. 9. Ben Simmons. 10. Jimmy Butler. 11. Dwyane Wade. 12. Paul George. 13. Luka Doncic. 14. Damian Lillard. 15. Jayson Tatum.
Kevin Durant isn’t letting the NBA playoffs get in the way of a little housekeeping. The Golden State Warriors superstar has listed his Malibu home for sale at $13.495 million. Durant bought the place last year for $12.05 million, the Los Angeles Times previously reported. The multi-level house, built in 1976 and recently remodeled, is tailored for beachfront living with sliding walls of glass and terrace balconies on three levels. A small wooden staircase descends from the main patio area directly to a sandy cove on Broad Beach.
Plus, LeBron James just found out about the pitfalls of joining a team lacking stable management. Would Durant be willing to take the same risk? As one front office executive put it to me last week: Everything should be viewed as on the table when Durant has proved to be unpredictable, especially when the Clippers can also offer a massive media market and a superior product on the court.
But the LA Clippers, who beat the Warriors 129-121 in Game 5 on Wednesday to extend their first-round series, took exception to being overlooked. “For us, our focus was to come in, extend the series and get another win on the home floor,” Clippers star reserve Lou Williams said after the win at Oracle Arena, which pushed the series to Game 6 on Friday in Los Angeles. “It’s their mistake for looking ahead. So that’s on them.”
Three days later, Thompson, slumped in the Oracle locker room, admitted that, yeah, that was maybe the improper mental approach with a series not yet extinguished. “Yup,” Thompson said, when asked if the team was looking too far ahead. “Started with me. I was. I thought we’d come out and win tonight. Sometimes life doesn’t go as planned.”