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Kevin Durant Still Using Oklahoma City Thunder Keychain

Kevin Durant Still Using Oklahoma City Thunder Keychain

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Someone seems to be having a hard time letting go… of an old keychain, that is.

Kevin Durant, who recently shocked the world about his decision to join the Golden State Warriors, has been super busy all summer, especially now that he’s preparing for the Rio Olympics. Too busy, in fact, to notice that he’s still using the Oklahoma City Thunder keychain/lanyard, which he brought along with him to a USA Basketball practice on Monday.

Thunder beat writer Anthony Slater shared photographic proof on his Twitter, writing:

It’s obviously not major, but it was only a matter of time before someone noticed. Unfortunately, we’re sure that it broke several Thunders fans hearts a little further.

Durant doesn’t even have to sweat to get himself a new team lanyard. He just needs to ask for one from his team, or drop a measly $9.99 for one from the NBA shop.

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What Happened to these 15 Great NBA Teams that Signed Great Players?

What Happened to these 15 Great NBA Teams that Signed Great Players?

With the Kevin Durant bombshell, we took a look throughout all NBA history to find other examples of already-solid teams adding superstars to their lineups.  Read the full story

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Kevin Durant Is Joining The Golden State Warriors

Kevin Durant Is Joining The Golden State Warriors

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Here’s something that shocked NBA fans on Monday.

In a pretty shocking announcement via The Players’ Tribune, Kevin Durant revealed that he has experienced “by far the most challenging few weeks in my professional life” he has decided to leave the Oklahoma City Thunder for the Golden State Warriors.

Durant is now expected to sign a two-year deal worth $54.3 million with the new team, and will have a player option after the first year.

“The primary mandate I had for myself in making this decision was to have it based on the potential for my growth as a player — as that has always steered me in the right direction,” Durant explained. “But I am also at a point in my life where it is of equal importance to find an opportunity that encourages my evolution as a man: moving out of my comfort zone to a new city and community which offers the greatest potential for my contribution and personal growth.”

Durant in the same team as MVP Stephen Curry, Draymond Green and Klay Thompson? Definitely looking forward to what the team will be showing off!

What can you say about Durant’s decision?

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Kevin Love Trolled By The Internet With Fake High Five Rejection (VIdeo)

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There has definitely been a lot of drama going on in the heated NBA Finals, but here’s something that we can at least laugh (and cringe) about.

On Monday night’s Game 5 in Oakland, we all saw Kevin Love try to high five teammate LeBron James during the first half of the Cavs vs. Warriors game… and then appeared to be brutally rejected.

Here’s the reason for the italics–there’s actually a good chance that Love wasn’t actually looking for a high five, but was trying to explain something (perhaps arguing that he had his hand up in defense, until LeBron until the latter provided a counterpoint). Watch the actual video below:

Of course, much of the Internet preferred to believe the former, that Love was rejected and embarrassed with the way that he slowly dropped his arm down. Admittedly, it’s a lot funnier that way and we’ll bet even Love and his teammates would agree.

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Ayesha Curry Takes Draymond Green’s Side, Mocks LeBron James With Tweet

Ayesha Curry Takes Draymond Green’s Side, Mocks LeBron James With Tweet

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MVP Stephen Curry’s number one fan, wife Ayesha Curry, has joined the ongoing war of words in the NBA world after mocking LeBron James with her tweet about taking the “high road” following his court feud with Draymond Green during Game 4 on Friday.

You may remember within the last three minutes of Game 4 last Friday (when Golden State won 108-97 over the Cavs) that LeBron had stepped over Green after knocking the Warriors forward down, which prompted an offended Green to take a swing with his arm and appear to make contact with James’ groin area. The action gave him a flagrant foul for making a “retaliatory swipe of his hand to the groin” of James and was suspended from playing in Game 5.




Then over the weekend, Warriors’ Klay Thompson went on an interview and talked about some trash talking that had been going on between Green and James. And when asked about James’ reaction in the court, Thompson said, “Obviously people have feelings. People’s feelings get hurt if they’re called a bad word. I guess his feelings just got hurt.”

James only laughed at Klay’s comments, adding, “My goodness. I’m not going to comment on what Klay said, because I know where it can go from this sit-in. It’s so hard to take the high road. I’ve been doing it for 13 years. It’s so hard to continue to do it, and I’m going to do it again.”

And this is where Mrs. Curry heated up the feud by posting on Twitter:

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One thing’s for sure: the finals are definitely heating up and Game 5 just can’t get here sooner.

What do you think of Ayesha’s tweet?

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20 Fascinating Facts about the 2016 NBA Finals

20 Fascinating Facts about the 2016 NBA Finals

The rematch is set. We predicted this would be the THIRD BEST NBA Finals of all timeRead the full story

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LeBron James On Steph Curry’s NBA MVP Award: “He Definitely Deserved It”

LeBron James On Steph Curry’s NBA MVP Award: “He Definitely Deserved It”

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Before Steph Curry won his unanimous and second consecutive NBA MVP honors on Wednesday, veteran star LeBron James was considered to be in the running for it. Then again, after seeing Curry’s clearly astounding numbers, the Golden State Warriors point guard proved to be more deserving.

James, who finished third behind the San Antonio Spurs’ Kawhi Leonard, praised Curry and told reporters, “I think he definitely deserved it. Look at Steph’s numbers. He averaged 30, he led the league in steals, he was 90-50-40 and they won 73 (games). Do you have any debate over that, really, when it comes to that award?”

Afterwards, LeBron questioned the interpretation of the coveted award, like the all the rest of us have. Does the award go to the most valuable player in a team, or to the league’s overall best player?

“But when you talk about most ‘valuable’ then you can have a different conversation, so, take nothing away from him, he’s definitely deserving of that award, for sure.” LeBron analyzed. “If you do it by a year-to-year basis, I think sometimes the word ‘valuable’ or best player of the year, you can have different results.”

We couldn’t agree more.

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15 Fascinating Facts about the Golden State Warriors

15 Fascinating Facts about the Golden State Warriors

The All-Star break is a great time to examine the unprecedented season the Golden State Warriors are having, and all of the records that are about to fall.  Read the full story

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10 Fascinating Facts about the 13-0 Golden State Warriors

10 Fascinating Facts about the 13-0 Golden State Warriors

The Warriors are on an historic run, and we’ve got the facts to show it.  Read the full story

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Secret Feature On Warriors’ Championship Rings Revealed

Secret Feature On Warriors’ Championship Rings Revealed

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Not only is Stephen Curry’s championship ring filled with 240 shiny diamonds and 1/4 lb. gold… it glows under black light!

A Beverly Hills jeweler named Jason recently revealed to TMZ that Curry’s, as well as all of the other championship rings for the rest of the Golden State Warriors, have 10 hidden design features including the four diamonds at the bottom that glow under black light, representing the organization’s 4 NBA titles.

“Every diamond fluoresces. We had to sort each diamond and pick flawless stones that barely fluoresced, with the exception of 4 that fluoresced bright white, almost blue,” Jason told the site. “We literally had guys in our factory in sleeping bags, sorting diamonds.”

While the “minimalist” ring is obviously super cool, Jason says he got a “good amount of input” from players, especially Steph Curry, Draymond Green and Andre Iguodala.

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Stephen Curry Stars In New Apple Commercial

Stephen Curry Stars In New Apple Commercial

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The Golden State Warrior’s very own Stephen Curry shot hoops recently—but it’s not for basketball.

The reigning league MVP starred in one of the newest ads by Apple. In Curry’s spot towards the end of the ad, he showed off his impeccable skills and high fived teammates while new iPhone 6S features were being demonstrated. (In case you’re interested—the slow motion playback, improved iSight camera and new Live Photos feature.)

Sports fans are obviously included in Apple’s wide market, and only time will tell if and when they’ll feature another NBA star or famous athlete. We certainly hope so!

Watch the commercial below:

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Golden State Warriors Wins NBA Finals After 40 Years

Golden State Warriors Wins NBA Finals After 40 Years

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After 40 years and 6 games, the Golden State Warriors have finally secured their NBA Championship. In a must win Game 6 for LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers, the Golden State Warriors played to seal and clinch the NBA Championship away from home.

LeBron James scored 32 points with 12 rebounds and 9 assists while J. R. Smith and Timofey Mosgov gave 19 and 17 points respectively contributing to the Cavs’ 97 points.

Steph Curry, this season’s MVP contributed 25 points, 6 rebounds and 8 assists. Draymond Green got a triple-double with 16 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists. And Andre Iguodala scored 25 points, got 5 rebounds and 5 assists and was also named the Finals MVP for his superb performance on both sides of the court in offense and defense especially guarding the world’s best player, LeBron James. Andre Iguodala has not started a game until the Finals.

The Cleveland cavaliers rallied hard against the Warriors who looked very ready to end the series and not have a Game 7. But with every momentum LeBron and the rest of the Cavs, the Warriors would answer with three-pointers and fast break points keeping the Cleveland at bay.

The game ended with 105-97. The Golden State Warriors won the Finals Series with 4-2 record. With this win, the Golden State Warriors received the Larry O’ Brien Trophy after 40 years. And Andre Iguodala received the Bill Russell NBA Finals Most Valuable Player Award with a trophy of its own. The Warriors have won 67 regular season games, set multiple franchise and league records and have gone on to win the NBA Championship.

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Cavaliers Lead Series 2-1 Against Warriors in NBA Finals

Cavaliers Lead Series 2-1 Against Warriors in NBA Finals

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After a surprising win in Oracle Arena in Oakland, California, the Cleveland Cavaliers have taken the momentum home and has won Game 3 to lead the series 2-1 against the Golden State Warriors for the NBA Finals.

LeBron James had a fantastic game, scoring 40 points despite struggling from the field with only making 14 of his 34 attempts. He also ended the night with 12 rebounds and 8 assists. The Australian, Matthew Dellavedova had 20 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists. Tristan Thompson ended the night with 10 points and 13 rebounds.

Stephen “Steph” Curry, the current MVP led the Warriors with 27 points, but only scoring 17 of his points in the final period. The rest of the team was struggling with Harrison Barnes not scoring a point, Draymond Green with 7 points, and Klay Thompson with 14 points. The Warriors bench brought 39 points out of the 91 points the Warriors scored with Andre Iguodala leading the charge with 15 points and David Lee with 11 points on his first appearance in the series.

The Cavaliers started strong very early playing for the fans in the Quicken Loans Arena with a 12-5 run by the Cavs in the first quarter only to be cut down by the warriors to 24-20 at the end quarter. Despite the hard work of the Golden State Warriors’ starters and deep bench, the Warriors never took the lead in this game always trailing after the Cavaliers. They came in close in the finishing minutes of the game, but LeBron and the Cavaliers held it strong to close out the game with a 94-91 victory against the Warriors.

Game 4 will be played in Cleveland where the Cavaliers look for a win to lead the series 3-1.

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Houston Extends Series To Game 5 With Win At Home

Houston Extends Series To Game 5 With Win At Home

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The Houston Rockets extended the Western Conference Finals to a Game 5 with a win against the Golden State Warriors, 128-115 in regulation. After a lackluster first quarter, the Warriors almost lost the MVP when Steph Curry went down terribly trying to Defend Rockets’ Ariza in the second quarter.

From a very bad game 3 performance, the Rockets have turned things around shooting better from the arc and the paint and limiting the shooting of the warriors with very good defense. Houston has also benefitted from the turnovers of the Warriors. James Harden has scored a career-high of 45 points to lead the Rockets to a game 4 win.

This Game 4 has completely turned around for both teams, from the amount of turnovers suffered by the Warriors in today’s game, to the amount of shots that had gone in for the Rockets. Steph Curry left in the last part of the second quarter. Dwight Howard got a flagrant one for his foul throwing an elbow on Andrew Bogut. This was a game that was decided until the last few minutes of the fourth quarter when the Rockets offense was just on fire and the Warriors was just off tonight.

The series continues on Game 5 in Thursday in the Oracle Satidium of the Golden State Warriors versus the Houston Rockets in Game 5 where the GSW would look to finish it before they give in for Game 6 in Houston.

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