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Mychal Thompson: If Rockets add Carmelo, 'they'll be a serious threat'

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Mychal Thompson: If Rockets add Carmelo, 'they'll be a serious threat'

The Rockets already made waves during the offseason with the addition of star point guard Chris Paul, and they may not be done. 

With rumors swirling of Carmelo Anthony possibly joining Paul and James Harden in Houston, Klay Thompson's father Mychal thinks the West can be much different for the Warriors if the move happens. 

"They'll be a serious threat to the Warriors," Thompson said when TMZ tracked him down. "You add Carmelo Anthony to Chris Paul and James Harden and you gotta take them serious." 

Though the elder Thompson belives the Rockets would be a new threat to the Warriors with Anthony, that doesn't mean he thinks there would be a new champion in the NBA. 

"Anybody can beat anybody, but the Warriors are still the favorites," Thompson added. "Those guys, they just know what it takes to win. They've got something special up in Oakland." 

Anthony, 33, averaged 22.4 points and 5.9 rebounds per game in 74 games with the Knicks in the 2016-17 season.

Kerr dreams of world with quiet Trump and LaVar Ball: 'Wouldn't that be great?'

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Kerr dreams of world with quiet Trump and LaVar Ball: 'Wouldn't that be great?'

In the real world, the President of the United States Donald Trump started a Twitter feud with LaVar Ball on Sunday. 

Trump believes he should have left three college athletes, including Ball's son LiAngelo, in a Chinese jail for shoplifting. In return, Warriors head coach Steve Kerr wants the two to simply stop talking.

"It would be nice for all of us if both of them would just be quiet," Kerr said to reporters at the Barclays Center. "Wouldn't that be great?"

Coach Kerr on LaVar/Trump beef: “It would be nice for all of us if both of them would just be quiet.”

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"Modern life. Two people seeking attention and are both getting it, so I'm sure both guys are really happy," Kerr initially said when first asked about the two. 

Unprompted, Kerr then asked reporters for a request to help us all. 

"You know what would help, if all of you stopped covering both of them," Kerr pleaded. "Is that possible? You can probably stop covering LaVar. I don't think you can stop covering the President. I don't think that'll work." 

Ex-Warriors All-Star David Lee announces his retirement from the NBA

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Ex-Warriors All-Star David Lee announces his retirement from the NBA

In the span of about 16 days, David Lee has made a lot of changes to his life.

On Nov. 3, he announced that he got engaged to tennis star Caroline Wozniacki.

On Sunday, the former Warriors All-Star forward announced his retirement from the NBA with a post on Instagram.

"An epic night celebrating my retirement with my friends and family! Thank you to my amazing fiancée @carowozniacki for planning the surprise!" Lee wrote as the caption for a photo of him with all his friends.

Former teammates Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson were among those that "Liked" the posted. Curry even left a comment.

"They'll still always have trouble with the pitch and follow man Man! Congrats," Curry wrote.

Acquired in July of 2009 from the Knicks, Lee played five seasons with the Warriors. During his time in Oakland, he averaged 16.7 points and 9.6 rebounds.

Lee was named to the Western Conference All-Star team during the 2012-13 season. He averaged 18.5 points and 11.2 rebounds per game that season.

The 34-year-old capped off his tenure with the Warriors by winning an NBA championship in 2015. After the playoff run, the Warriors traded Lee to Boston. He spent last season with the Spurs and appeared in 79 games.