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Warriors owner Joe Lacob purchases $29.1M Malibu beach mansion

Warriors owner Joe Lacob purchases $29.1M Malibu beach mansion

Warriors owner Joe Lacob and his wife, Nicole Curran, will have another place to relax in California.

The Lacobs purchased a mini-mansion in Malibu for a cool $29.1 million, according to Variety. This will go along with the massive 14,000-square foot mansion they already own in Atherton. 

The 5,512 square-foot Malibu property sits near the Pacific Coast Highway, and is surrounded by tall gates and trees to drown out the noises of those on the road. 

The mansion originally was built in 1970, but the seller, Joseph Englanoff, upgraded and expanded the house with luxury amenities. That includes a temperature-controlled wine closet and noiseless sliding doors that lead out to a wooden deck that has direct beach access. Chris Cortazzo of Compass held the listing.

And just wait until you see the rest of the place ... (all photos via


Warriors celebrate 'phenomenal day' as Chase Center finally opens

Warriors celebrate 'phenomenal day' as Chase Center finally opens

SAN FRANCISCO -- For the last decade, the Golden State Warriors brain trust has waited anxiously for the day Chase Center opened along the shores of San Francisco. 

Now, following years of construction setbacks, the organization finally saw the vision through with the official ribbon-cutting ceremony of the building Tuesday morning. 

"It's a phenomenal day," Warriors co-chairman Joe Lacob told NBC Sports Bay Area shortly after the ceremony. "It's hard to describe on a personal note just how meaningful it is."

Tuesday's ceremony marks the culmination of almost eight years of hurdles. After the Warriors announced plans for a privately financed, multi-purpose arena on Piers 30-32 along the city's waterfront in 2012, San Francisco officials pushed back on the plan, prompting the Warriors to shift plans to the current site in the San Francisco's Mission Bay district.

After years of setbacks, the project finally broke ground in 2017. 

"It's nearly impossible to get a project done in the city of San Francisco," team president Rick Welts said. "It's just the reality of how we run our city. I think I thanked about a thousand people and there are about a thousand more that were a part of making this get to the finish line."

Golden State's move to San Franciso marks the end of the team's 47-year stay in Oakland's Oracle Arena. For the last two seasons, the organization has paid tribute to the East Bay city, donning Oakland-inspired alternate jerseys with the "The Town" stitched across the chest - a tradition that will continue in their new area. The team continued to pay tribute to their East Bay roots Tuesday afternoon, as the Oakland Interface Gospel Choir opened the ceremony. While most of the team's basketball staff, players and employees moved into the new building, the team's old practice facility will host team basketball camps and provide office space for non-profits around Alameda County.  

"We're going to have one foot planted on each side of the bay," said Welts. "We're always going to be the Bay Area's team."

The Warriors new arena comes as the team finds itself at a crossroads. Two months ago, star forward Kevin Durant opted to sign with the Brooklyn Nets, prompting a trade to acquire All-Star guard D'Angelo Russell -- one of eight new players on the roster. Additionally, Klay Thompson, who tore his ACL in Game 6 of the NBA Finals, is expected to be sidelined until midseason. Still, Lacob believes the team can continue its recent run of dominance. 

"I think it's going to be a lot different for everybody. We have a lot of youth on the team this year," Lacob told NBC Sports Bay Area. "But we kept our core together: Steph, Draymond, Klay and we added a young 23-year old All-Star in D'Angelo Russell so the way I look at is we have four all-stars once Klay gets back and we have no reason to be back at 100 percent. He's never been injured, he has a strong body, he heals well. We think when he gets back we're going to be a really good team and a team that should give a lot of people pause when we get to the playoffs."

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Tuesday's marks the first of a string of events at the site this month, including a performance by rock band Metallica, who will open the venue Friday evening. A month later, the Warriors will follow suit, playing their first game inside the arena Oct. 5 for a preseason game against the Los Angeles Lakers. 

"It's a really rewarding day," Lacob said. "And I think the years to come will make it that much more so." 

Klay Thompson torn ACL never affected Warriors contract, Joe Lacob says

Klay Thompson torn ACL never affected Warriors contract, Joe Lacob says

It's an image Warriors fans want to forget but can never unsee. Leading the Raptors, 83-80, in Game 6 of the 2019 NBA Finals, Klay Thompson came down hard on a dunk attempt and immediately grabbed his knee. 

At this point, the story has been told. Thompson tore his ACL, changing the series and crushing the Warriors' comeback attempt for a three-peat. The injury could have significantly hurt Thompson financially, too. 

There's no way Warriors CEO Joe Lacob would let Klay wind up on a different team in free agency, though. Despite Thompson's torn ACL, Lacob and the rest of the Warriors' front office never wavered in signing the star shooting guard to a five-year, $190 million max contract. 

"There was no doubt in my mind, whatsoever," Lacob said to NBC Sports Bay Area's Monte Poole on the latest episode of The Warriors Insider Podcast. "I, and we, want Klay to be here for a long time. He's one of my favorite players in the world."

The injury was a devastating blow to the Warriors and Thompson alike. But it certainly could have been worse, especially in the past, prior to medical advancements. 

Thompson is expected to be out until around February or March and return before the playoffs if all goes well in his recovery. 

"ACLs ... not good, ok we know that," Lacob said. "But stuff happens and that's an injury that now people know how to manage. Plenty of people have come back from ACLs and done pretty well. Honestly, it didn't even remotely cross my mind." 

Ever since the Warriors selected Thompson with the No. 11 pick in the 2011 NBA Draft, he's been Mr. Reliable, playing at least 73 games every season. He's averaged 19.5 points per game over his eight-year career, and constantly guards the opposing team's best player. 

For his ability to play at such a high level on both ends of the court, Lacob sent Thompson some high praise. 

"Personally, I think he's the greatest two-guard -- I'm old school. I know it's positionless basketball, but I go by positions. To me, he's the greatest two-guard on the planet," Lacob said. "He's both ends. He's a two-way player. He's got great size and he's an incredible shooter and he plays hard.

"What more can you ask for than Klay Thompson? Why would you not want Klay Thompson?" 

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As long as Lacob is still running the show, it's hard to imagine the Warriors without a core of Klay, Steph Curry and Draymond Green.