Andre Iguodala heard banned Warriors owner faces equity consequences

Andre Iguodala heard banned Warriors owner faces equity consequences

Early in the fourth quarter of Game 3 of the NBA Finals between the Warriors and Raptors, Toronto guard Kyle Lowry went after a loose ball on the sideline and crashed into the courtside seats.

Golden State minority owner, Mark Stevens, pushed Lowry and cursed at him.

The following day, the Warriors and the NBA announced that Stevens is banned from attending NBA games and Warriors team activities for one year and fined $500,000.

Dubs forward Andre Iguodala was a guest Tuesday morning on The Breakfast Club radio show out of New York, and had an interesting response when DJ Envy said the one-year ban was "whack."

"There's more to it. It's not just banned for a year from what I heard," the 2015 NBA Finals MVP said. "There's more consequences as far as his interest that he invested in the team.

"Like, all that's gonna be gone, too."

Hmmmmmm. Does this mean Stevens is going to be forced to sell his stake in the franchise?

Iguodala is not the first person to raise this possibility:

Stevens joined the ownership group in August 2013 when he purchased the equity interests that were previously held by now Kings majority owner Vivek Ranadive.

As Forbes' Kurt Badenhausen wrote earlier this month:

Stevens owns an estimated 8 percent stake in the team, which could mean a profit of roughly $180 million, after factoring in team debt, on his original investment six years ago.

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"The dude's worth $2.4 billion," Iguodala said. "I'm pretty sure if Kyle was a different color he wouldn't ... he wasn't in his right state, but at the same time that was him reacting naturally.

"Like, that was kind of crazy."

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Steph Curry respnds to Kevin Durant's belief Warriors didn't accept him

Steph Curry respnds to Kevin Durant's belief Warriors didn't accept him

Over the past three seasons, Steph Curry, Kevin Durant and the Warriors enjoyed an unprecedented run of success.

The Warriors won two NBA titles and were injuries to Durant and Klay Thompson away from threepeating. The Dubs went 16-1in the 2017 NBA playoffs and there was no ceiling to what they could accomplish with a core of Durant, Curry, Thompson and Draymond Green.

But Durant chose to take his talents to Brooklyn this summer, signing with the Nets to play alongside his friend Kyrie Irving and hopefully lead a team that truly was his.

Durant later explained his decision to the Wall Street Journal, noting he never felt accepted as a member of the Warriors. Curry, Thompson and Green all are homegrown talents and he never felt he had the same cache as those three and Andre Iguodala.

For Curry, who counts Durant as one of his good friends, that was difficult to hear.

"I mean, that's tough," Curry told ESPN's Rachel Nichols about Durant's comments. "There's so many narratives that go on, especially when you're at the top of the league. No matter how, you know, the full transition happens to Brooklyn, him separating himself from the Warriors -- that's gonna happen. I think he knows, you know, what we were about as teammates, what we were about as friends on and off the court. And again, nobody is gonna take away the accomplishments we had. But at the end of the day, whatever he, you know, needed to do to make that decision and however he wants to explain that -- that's just what's gonna happen."

As for Durant's decision to leave, Curry holds no ill will toward the two-time NBA Finals MVP.

"At the end of the day, we live in an age where choice at the forefront, and K, you know, made a decision for himself and you can't argue that," Curry said. "I wish we could still play with K. He's an unbelievable talent, unbelievable person. We accomplished a lot together. But -- you know, things have changed a little bit. So you obviously wish him the best, obviously with his recovery first and foremost and things on and off the court. But we're gonna have to battle down the road. So this should be a fun, new experience on that front, too."

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Durant ruptured his Achilles in Game 5 of the NBA Finals and likely will miss the upcoming season. Warriors owner Joe Lacob already has stated he plans to retire Durant's No. 35 to honor the accomplishments and historic nature of the era of Warriors basketball.

Whenever KD makes his return to the Bay, he's sure to get a rousing ovation from the fans and some love from Curry, who always accepted him as co-star of the one of the most impressive runs in NBA history.

Watch Steph Curry try to freestyle rap at his charity golf tournament


Watch Steph Curry try to freestyle rap at his charity golf tournament

Steph Curry makes playing basketball look easy, but the same cannot be said about his rapping. 

The Warriors star grabbed the microphone at the Stephen Curry Charity Classic at TPC Harding Park on Monday, and freestyled ... well, something. 

"I don't know where this ball's going, and I'm sure not good at flowing," Curry rapped. 

The former line is self-deprecation, considering Curry's handicap. The latter? That's spot-on. 

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During his time at Davidson College, Curry and his friends rapped about a campus cafeteria in a parody set to the tune of Asher Roth's "I Love College." Much like Curry's magical NCAA tournament run foreshadowed his NBA success, his rapping on the decade-old video did the same for Monday's display. 

As far as NBA point guards with Oakland ties go, the rapping should only be left to Damian Lillard