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Posted by Trey Kerby under Golden State Warriors, Quickies on Mar 01, 2013
Posted by Trey Kerby under Golden State Warriors on Feb 28, 2013
Outside of David West and Lance Stephenson, Tuesday night’s Warriors-Pacers fight was a skirmish between a bunch of the nicest guys in the league. Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson and Roy Hibbert going at it isn’t really “Gladiator,” you know?
I mean, Klay Thompson is such a sweetheart that on top of the $35,000 fine the NBA levied against him, his dad (former NBAer Mychal Thompson) is going to take his allowance away. From ESPN Radio, as transcribed by Believe the Hype:
This was the first time that Klay has ever been fined for an on court indiscretion in his NBA career and the consequences will be more noticeable to him than just the $35K fine. The 23-year-old doesn’t have access to his money, all cheques are paid to Mychal and Julie who take care of his accounts for him to make sure Klay’s financial situation is set up for his post NBA career. So, naturally, Papa Thompson’s going to teach Klay a lesson of his own by fining him personally also, however, Klay will find out the old fashioned way.
“He will [find out he's been fined by us] when he sees that cash envelope show up a little short this week,” he said.
A few things here:
- Haha to all of this.
- Parents still get mad when their kids get in fights, even when they’re adults.
- Getting docked allowance probably won’t help Klay’s reputation as a guy who looks like Cory Matthews on “Boy Meets World.”
- Klay Thompson’s parents control his bank account?
To that last question, the answer is yup.
So, if Mychal takes care of Klay’s finances, what does his week-by-week financial situation look like?
“Rent is $3K … Walking around money $300 a week…” Mychal explained. “That’s a lot of money to go to the movies and buy pizza…”
But what if Klay wanted to take a girl out on a nice date?
“Go to Langers in Oakland … Go to the grocery store and get a nice [bottle of wine] for $30…”
What about the corkage fee?
“Sit in the car and drink it.”
Seems like Mychal Thompson is a pretty good dad, except for maybe the part where he tells his son to sit in a car drinking a bottle of wine, which is almost definitely illegal. As a former player who’s been around the league for decades, he knows the struggles that young players often have with their money and he’s taking steps to prevent that from happening to his son. Plus, he seems to realize that if he takes Klay’s allowance away when he gets in fights, he can probably trick him in to not trying to fight guys who are 7-foot-2, weigh nearly 300 pounds and have gone through MMA training. This is just a dad looking out for his son and that’s pretty nice.
And, of course, it’s also hilarious because an NBA player is getting his allowance taken away. Let’s not forget that. TBS Very Funny, even if he’s just playing around.
Posted by Trey Kerby under Golden State Warriors, NBA Fashion on Feb 22, 2013
Yesterday, when I got home from work, I had this package waiting for me.
So I popped it open.
And then I popped it on because people need to see what these short-sleeved jerseys look like on people who aren’t totally cut, as my fake grandma likes to say. For reference, this is a 2XL jersey with +2 length and I’m 6-foot-5 and 227 pounds.
Posted by Trey Kerby under Golden State Warriors, NBA Fashion on Feb 11, 2013
You know how one of the main complaints about NBA basketball is that you see way too much scandalous shoulder skin on the court? (Trust me, it’s a huge problem.) Well, worry no longer because the Warriors are stepping their sleeve game up, as they’ll soon become the first modern NBA team to wear a sleeved jersey. Or to put it in fashion terms, sleeves are back!
On Monday, the Warriors will unveil their yellow, alternate uniforms. They will be the first team in the modern NBA era to play in something other than a tank top.
The Warriors will debut the new unis for their Feb. 22 home game against the San Antonio Spurs, which is being aired on ESPN. They will also wear them March 8 vs. Houston and March 15 vs. Chicago.
No offense to the Warriors or adidas, but nope. Just like the last time someone tried to pull off a super-tight jersey, this gets a big, fat nope. They look fine but it’s just weird.
Of course, as you might imagine, a huge part of this remix is because fans like sleeves on their shirts. And surprise surprise, you can buy these.
“It was the right moment, the right team,” said Lawrence Norman, Adidas’ vice president of global basketball. “Even more important, the right city. When you launch something as innovative as this — that will change the way the players look on the court and the way the fans support the team forever — why not launch it in the most innovative part of the United States?”
The new jersey is much less a T-shirt than the next phase in the evolution of basketball apparel.
This jersey was designed with the fan in mind.
The rationale is having a full shirt as the team’s jersey allows people to represent their team in more settings. Unlike soccer, baseball and football, basketball uniforms are limited.
Even though Warriors president Rick Welts literally says, “We didn’t do this for the sales,” you kind of half to assume that a large part of it has to do with the sales since that’s often the case with alternate jerseys. I don’t know that people are going to be lining up to wear compression shirts, but a more t-shirt-y uniform does seem like something that could appeal to fans. Yeah, those fans can just buy jersey t-shirts like a normal person but at least they have options.
The worst part, however, is that this isn’t just a normal alternate for the Warriors because an all-gold look would be wicked. Any time they wear their throwbacks, people love them, so adding a gold kit is a really good idea. Unfortunately, they had to go and put sleeves on them, which is going to seriously make Stephen Curry look like he’s back in high school. Also, the shorts have pinstripes on them and the shirts don’t, which is awkward and could really make it look like all the Warriors are just wearing t-shirts tucked in to shorts.
So yeah, we’ve got NBA sleeves now. It feels weird to type that, but maybe they’ll catch on. I doubt it but I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments. Yes, really.
Posted by Trey Kerby under Golden State Warriors, Houston Rockets, Score Video on Feb 06, 2013
This is pretty much just a video full of fouling, free throws and booing, which is pretty boring stuff. But if you go “Behind the Music” on it, you realize this might be the greatest intentional fouling since Gregg Popovich’s thumbs up moment. I’ll let Seth Rosenthal of SB Nation explain:
On Houston’s last few possessions, the Warriors assured there would be no more threes. Jackson knew full well the Rockets were hunting for the record [for threes made in a game], so he had his guys commit intentional fouls to prevent Rockets from even attempting to break the record. It worked. Houston couldn’t even pull a three-pointer in the final 1:58 and finished the game with 23 threes, tying the mark set by the Orlando Magic in 2009.
And that, my friend, is why the Warriors love Mark Jackson — because he always has their back. Sure, sometimes it means they get viciously booed on the road, but at least they’re not on the wrong side of NBA history. Next time, maybe they’ll pay him back by not giving up 23 threes.
Posted by Trey Kerby under Golden State Warriors on Jan 17, 2013
Stephen Curry has the worst ankles since my dad, as evidenced by his latest right ankle problems that will keep him out indefinitely and also the entirety of his short NBA career. And while you might be thinking that it’d be nice to know how things are going with the NBA’s faultiest joint, please don’t ask him about it because he hates it.
Hot Clicks: Most annoying question reporters ask you?
Curry: “How’s your ankle?”
I bet that is annoying. Not only does he have to deal with all 60 of his injuries, then he has to deal with reporters asking him if his ankle feels any better like a million different times. Then just when his ankle is almost healed, he goes and destroys it again and has to listen to another million questions. It’s like, easy on the ankles, guys.
Then again, one easy way to prevent this line of questioning is by finding a pair of ankles that doesn’t explode every time they’re one degree off-axis. I don’t know how advanced cloning technologies are these days, but if we can find a way to get Russell Westbrook’s ankles in to Stephen Curry’s legs, I think that would work out pretty well. Barring that medical marvel, he can play in air casts, retire from basketball and just lay on the couch all the time, or figure out a way to play NBA basketball without running, jumping, cutting, sliding or walking. Those options considered, it’s pretty obvious joint cloning is the way to go. Anything to stop all those questions.
(via Point Forward)
Posted by Trey Kerby under Golden State Warriors, Referees, Score Video on Jan 10, 2013
Seems to be an effective way of not getting a technical, considering 100 percent of the players I’ve seen do this on an NBA court have avoided getting T’d up. If he’d have stolen the ref’s nose though, probably a different story.