Steve Nash reportedly helped bring Kevin Durant to Warriors

The recruitment of Kevin Durant by the Golden State Warriors was an organization-wide process, but one unlikely name perhaps helped immeasurably: Steve Nash. Nash serves as a player development consultant for the Warriors, a part-time role that sees him fly to Oakland a few days a month to do some coaching. However, Nash’s biggest contribution to the Warriors may prove to be how...
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The Eerie Similarities Between Shaquille O’Neal and Kevin Durant’s Free Agency Period

20 years ago, Shaquille O’Neal spurned the fun-loving Orlando Magic in attempt to win championships and restore Showtime basketball with the Los Angeles Lakers. Fast-forward to July of 2016, Kevin Durant left the pastures in Oklahoma City to bring his MVP trophy and out of this world scoring ability to the East Bay. Both moves were daring, controversial, but legacy changing. When...
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19 days ago  |  Discuss

Steph Curry’s sales pitch to Kevin Durant revealed

How does one MVP convince another former MVP to leave his current team and join the enemy? In the case of Steph Curry and Kevin Durant, apparently it was the message of brotherhood, support and equality that appealed to the former Oklahoma City Thunder star. The Undefeated’s Marc J. Spears reports on the text messages Curry sent to Durant after the Golden State Warriors met with...
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19 days ago  |  Discuss

Details of Jerry West’s Warriors pitch to Kevin Durant emerge

When Hall of Famer Jerry West calls, you would be pretty dumb not to listen intently and take his words to heart. That’s exactly what happened to former MVP Kevin Durant on Saturday as he continued his whirlwind meetings with six NBA teams before huddling up Sunday night to make the ultimate decision of his career. West, an all-time great member of the Los Angeles Lakers, is...
Via Sportsnaut
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Jerry West tells ex-players criticizing Stephen Curry to ‘get over it’

Jerry West is an executive board member with the Golden State Warriors. As such, the NBA legend does not take too kindly to players from bygone eras criticizing either the Warriors or their star player, Stephen Curry. Jerry West of ex-players criticizing Warriors & Stephen Curry said laughing: "I would say No. 1 get over it, OK?" — Diamond Leung (@diamond83...
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June 05, 2016  |  Discuss

West slams ‘ridiculous’ LeBron critics

NBA icon Jerry West gave his full support to LeBron James and slammed his detractors who always want more from the Cleveland Cavaliers star. West, a member of the Golden State Warriors organization, was at practice today. He was quite candid about how he’d respond if he were LeBron, whose detractors in the media never seem to quit. “That’s the most ridiculous thing. If...
Via Sportsnaut
June 04, 2016  |  Discuss

Jerry West: Warriors fans are "better" than Lakers fans

Being part of the defending NBA champion Golden State Warriors understandably has everyone involved very appreciative of the supportive fanbase. Executive Board member Jerry West is no exception, and proclaimed so on a recent appearance on The Jim Rome Show.“Incredible fans, best fans I’ve ever seen in my life, to be honest with you. I’ve never seen anything like it. It just...
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October 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Jerry West on Warriors Front Office: “This is the Most Healthy Environment I’ve Been Involved with”

The great Jerry West is known for spending nearly 40 years in the Los Angeles Lakers organization. From earning 14 All-Star appearances as a player to leading the team to six championships as an executive, West’s Lakers career is what literally made him the Association’s logo. So when West decided to take on the role of consultant for the division-rival Golden State Warriors...
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July 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Jerry West: “the media ought to be embarrassed” for trashing LeBron

Before Sunday’s Game 2, current Golden State Warriors consultant and Los Angeles Lakers legend Jerry West had some strong words for the members of the media that have made a hobby of criticizing LeBron James. West said that the media that takes on LeBron “ought to be embarrassed”. Jerry West on LeBron: "To me, the media ought to be embarrassed that they take him on." @br_radio...
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June 08, 2015  |  Discuss

75-Year-Old Jerry West Drains Shot After Shot, Then Tells Kids He Hasn’t Shot a Basketball in Years (Video)

Jerry West makes clichés come true. His shooting form can literally be found if someone looks up how to shoot a basketball in a dictionary. The way the Lakers legend dribbled the ball down the court is literally the NBA’s logo. And when he says kids will be able to make shots for the rest of their lives if they learn the right technique now, that literally happens, too — just...
December 20, 2013  |  Discuss

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