The people’s vote

There has been no process more democratic in basketball than voting for the All-Star Game. Every year, any fan in any country with an internet connection can vote for whomever they wish to represent the Eastern and Western Conferences on the hardwood come mid-February. For years, fans have been ultimately
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Patrick McCaw is Warriors’ next 2nd-round gem

The second round of the NBA Draft has and always will have a special place in the heart of Golden State Warrior fans. In 2001, in the prime of the team’s toils at the bottom of the Western Conference, the Warriors selected Gilbert Arenas with the 31st pick in the
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Golden State Warriors: From heroes to villains

On June 19, 2016, the Cleveland Cavaliers accomplished the improbable by erasing a 3-1 deficit in the NBA Finals, presenting Cleveland with its first professional sports championship since 1964. On that same night,  there stood a Golden State Warriors team and its fanbase distraught after blowing a 3-1 lead in
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The Blame Game

On Sunday, the United States men’s basketball team cruised to a 96-66 victory against Serbia — whose roster featured only one current NBA player — to win its third consecutive gold medal. It’s not often that a team that goes undefeated in the Olympics will be the subject of criticism,
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Fickle fandom

More than two weeks removed from the Golden State Warriors’ absurd defeat in the NBA Finals, when they were manhandled for three straight games by the Cleveland Cavaliers, it feels like the time for mourning is over, and the time to reminisce and more objectively reflect is upon us. So,
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Heart of a Warrior

“MVP. MVP. MVP.” Deafening chants shake Oracle Arena as Steph Curry, chewing on his mouth guard, walks up to the free throw line. This season, the Warriors — lead by their unanimous MVP — have earned their place among the NBA’s Pantheon. However, their rise to prominence has been comprised
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How Steph became a villain

I can’t pinpoint the exact moment when Steph Curry’s propensity for pre-emptive three-point celebrations went from something that made me chuckle to something that made my skin crawl with anger. Maybe it was when he led his team with 27 points as they decimated my beloved Bulls in late November.
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My Golden Dilemma

I’ll be the first to admit that I chose to watch my childhood hero Kobe Bryant close out his career, rather than to watch the Golden State Warriors win number 73. But instead of talking about the ridiculousness of his 60 points, I will spend the day before the NBA
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