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Carmelo Anthony: The Final Word…For Now

September 9th, 2010
For a short while, it was unclear which way Anthony Carmelo would go.  Was he a Duncan/Durant/Nowitski old school soldier—sign as a rookie, play hard, get better, re-sign, play harder, get rich, try to win, stay put? Or would he become part of the Boozer/ James/Bosh new world order—sign, play hard, ...

Golden State Warriors Update: July 13, 2010: Acquiring David No-D Lee

July 13th, 2010
“And I’m Here to Remind You of the Mess You Left When You Went Away”—Alanis Morissette An open letter to The Gang That Couldn’t Shoot Straight* Hey guys, congratulations.  You’ve done it, just as you said you would.  All that recent hard work and wheeling and dealing has paid off, as ...

Golden State Warriors Update—June 25, 2010: Fun with Numbers

June 25th, 2010
The all too frequent post-draft Warriors letdown is here, and with it, a review of the slightly revised Wacky Warriors World.      It’s all about the numbers, so let’s get the party started:   0)  The percentage of confidence the Warriors (lame-)brain trust* appear to have in Anthony Randolph and Brandon Wright.    To draft yet another skinny ...

Golden State Warriors Update: Anthony Randolph Trade Rumors

June 7th, 2010
Management Throws Its Fans a Bronx Cheer on the Way Out     “Kiss me.  While I’m being f**cked, I like to get kissed a lot” – Al Pacino, Dog Day Afternoon   I guess they figure it hurts so much, the fans don’t feel pain anymore.  So as a parting shot, throw one last below-the-belt sucker ...

Golden State Warriors Update: Where Are They Now?

May 10th, 2010
Golden State Warriors Update - May 10, 2010   Where Are They Now?   As a common media theme, “Where Are They Now?” is often a headline for a feel good piece, locating sports heroes who, decades earlier, captured fans’ hearts and minds by leading local franchises to gritty wins and improbable upsets.     Many years ...

Golden State Warriors Update: 3/22/10 The Time Has Come

March 22nd, 2010
Golden State Warriors Update - March 22, 2010 - The Time Has Come In the midst of a "we-are-now-officially-mailing-it-in" and "are-you-kidding-defense"  road trip, news - important news - has arrived:  It has yet to be confirmed, but, but:   A friend of Warriors Update has let us know that earlier today ESPN's ...

Golden State Warriors Update: Feb 20: Denial, Not a River In Egypt

February 21st, 2010
Da-Nile: it runs run deep, and the current carries everyone nearby with them.   Warrior Update Attending Friday’s Jazz-Warrior game, wesaw a masterful work of art.  It was like precision surgery, using minimal effort to extract an NBA victory, carving up the opposition with ease and exactness.  A well-coached team, executing a ...

Warriors Update – December 26, 2009

December 26th, 2009
Warriors Update – December 26, 2009   An Open Letter to the Warriors Brass   Gentlemen:   There’s no denying it.  Trouble is brewing in Warrior-land.  Losses are piling up early in the season.  Attendance is dropping off.  Fan interest is waning.  And yes, irrelevance has arrived, not even 1/3 into ...

Warriors Update – December 10, 2009

December 10th, 2009
Warriors Update – December 10, 2009     We are certain we heard it last night: Pfffft.  It was not leaking air from a post game Continental Arena balloon.  Nor was it the sound of resignation from Warrior fans after realizing their team has the 25th best record in the NBA – after ...

Golden State Warriors: The Not-Quite-Ready-For-Prime-Time Players

November 29th, 2009
Last night was opening night at the theater.  Previews of the post-Jackson era Warriors were promising.  As the curtain rose and play began, it was clear the Warriors had assigned themselves the junior varsity role, trying to prove they belong. They were nervous Nellies for sure.  From the opening tip, the ...