Warriors-Pistons: What to watch for


Warriors-Pistons: What to watch for

The Warriors are still trying to get their first road win ofthe season and the next opportunity comes Sunday in Detroit. Theyre now 0-4away from Oracle Arena, and Saturdays 112-100 loss to Charlotte was the teamsmost disappointing defeat of the season. Coach Mark Jackson called the effortembarrassing. Let's see if the Warriors respond?Here are a few things to watch for against thePistons:Udoh vs. Monroe: The Warriors selectedEkpe Udoh with the No. 6 pick in the 2010 NBA draft. Greg Monroe went one spotlater at No. 7. So far, advantage goes to Monroe, who leads the Pistons inscoring and rebounding and is shooting 57.6 percent from the floor.Bounce-back for Ellis?: Conventionalwisdom is Monta Ellis is having a very good year, but hes shooting just 40 percentfrom the floor and 24.5 percent from 3-point range. Bottom line is Ellis needshelp and hes simply not getting enough.Robinsons play: Nate Robinson wasinstrumental in the Warriors victory over the Miami Heat last Tuesday. But thereality is that other than that game he hasnt helped on a consistent basis.With the Warriors struggling to score, Robinsons 38.9 field goal shootingpercentage hasnt been good enough game in and game out.

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


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


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.