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Thank You, David Lee

Lee disappeared quietly from the Warriors’ roster this summer. A back-page item, unworthy of a single quote. An after-thought to the Warriors’ championship.

He was never treated with much respect as a Warrior by media or bloggers. Was in fact the subject of frequent ridicule — just as frequently wrong, as I’ve noted too many times to count — for his defensive shortcomings, while all of his many abilities and accomplishments as a player and a teammate were dismissed and denigrated. At the end of last season, some of the kid bloggers out there even started a joke internet meme at his expense, calling him “your dad’s favorite player.”

Hmmm. As someone of a certain age who has a modest notoriety as a David Lee admirer, you might guess that I’d have something to say about this. And I damn well do.

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The Full Nelson: Warriors 103 Cavaliers 82 — 2015 NBA Finals Game 4 Recap

Steve Kerr just made one of the most inspired, and most courageous, calls I have ever seen in an NBA Finals. Down 2-1 in the series, on the road for Game 4, he benched his $12 million center, inserted a small forward in his place, and went 6-6, 6-7, and 6-6 across the front line.

The full Don Nelson.


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The Edge: Warriors v Cavaliers NBA Finals Game 3 Preview

I’ve seen a lot of pundits predict that this would be an easy series for the Warriors. And of course, after the Kyrie injury, all the pundits doubled down. And even after the evidence of last night, and two straight games on the Warriors’ home floor in which the Cavs appeared to control the action from the opening tip right up to the 2:00 mark in the 4th quarter, the pundits were all repeating that the Warriors had nothing to worry about, they just had a bad game.

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The Stephen Curry Problem: Warriors 115 Rockets 80

Ron Adams just ended the Rockets with a killer mid-series defensive adjustment. Just as he did to the Grizzlies. Continue reading

Down Goes Dwight: Warriors 110 Rockets 106

6 minutes. That’s how long this series lasted.  Continue reading

Warriors v Rockets: 2015 Western Conference Finals Preview

Earlier this year, I dismissed the Rockets’ title hopes. But the Rockets team I wrote about then is literally nothing like the current Rockets team. Here are five radical ways in which the Rockets have changed from the team that the Warriors dominated in the regular season, and what it means for this playoff series:   Continue reading

First Team All Defense: Warriors 101 Grizzlies 84

First Team All Defense.

No, not Tony Allen. Ron Adams. Continue reading

Littlefellas: Grizzlies 99 Warriors 89

OK, so it won’t be a sweep.   Continue reading

One Eyed Charlie: Grizzlies 97 Warriors 90

The nickname Tony Allen gave Mike Conley in this game just might stick. One of the great playoff performances I’ve ever seen, that will define Mike Conley from this day forward. This is what the playoffs are all about. Where the names of great players are made.

There are quite a few Warriors players who should be taking notes.     Continue reading

Warriors Sweep Grizzlies: Round Two Preview

This is going to be an annihilation. I don’t have much to add to my previous analysis of the way these two teams matchup, so with apologies, I’ll just link to it here.   Continue reading