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Joe Lacob issues statement on the Warriors waiving Shaun Livingston

Joe Lacob issues statement on the Warriors waiving Shaun Livingston

The Warriors waived Shaun Livingston, the team announced Wednesday afternoon.

Golden State owner Joe Lacob issued the following statement:

“Shaun was a huge part of three NBA championship teams with the Warriors, but his overall journey is what is most remarkable. He overcame incredible odds following a devastating injury, wore nine different NBA uniforms during his comeback, had a stint in the D-League and, fittingly, ended up being a major contributor on one of the best teams in NBA history.

"Now, his resume indicates that he’s one of only a handful of players in league history to win at least three NBA championships. He has been a tremendous credit to the Warriors organization and our community for the last five years and has always carried himself as a professional. We thank Shaun for his immense contributions, wish him well in his next chapter and look forward to honoring him at some point in the future.”

Livingston -- who will turn 34 years old in September -- intends to play in the NBA next season, sources told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.

It doesn't sound like he has any plans to replace NBC Sports Bay Area's Grant Liffmann on Warriors Outsiders:

The No. 4 overall pick in the 2004 NBA Draft acknowledged earlier this year that he might retire at the end of the season.

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The Warriors owe Livingston $2 million, which will be stretched over the next three seasons at about $666,700 annually towards the salary cap.

In July 2014, the Illinois native signed a three-year contract with the Dubs worth about $16.6 million guaranteed.

In July 2017, he signed another three-year deal worth about $23.7 million and $18 million guaranteed.

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What Warriors' Klay Thompson repeatedly told Damion Lee during rehab

What Warriors' Klay Thompson repeatedly told Damion Lee during rehab

Damion Lee tore his right ACL on Nov. 27, 2013 during his junior season at Drexel University.

The Warriors guard then tore his left ACL on Dec. 23, 2016 while playing for the Maine Red Claws -- the Boston Celtics' G League affiliate.

Klay Thompson tore his left ACL during Game 6 of the 2019 NBA Finals against the Toronto Raptors.

"We've had several conversations before about rehab in regards to the ACL," Lee said this week on the "Runnin' Plays" podcast with Kerith Burke and Grant Liffmann. "He'd always joke, 'Damn, D-Lee. I don't know how you did this twice because this is a lot.'

"It's cool to see what he's been through and now wanting to come back and go all out."

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What kind of 2020-21 season does Lee expect from Klay when the three-time NBA champion finally returns to game action?

"I feel like he wants to show people that he is the best two-way guard in the league," Lee said. "He's done it before. He's in a pretty good mind space. I think he's just ready to go out there and play."

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Klay wasn't around the team a lot last season. But when he was at Chase Center, he made his presence felt.

"There were a lot of times where he'd just pull younger guys aside and give guys little tidbits," Lee explained. "It's unique to see. Everyone is so used to seeing Klay being quiet or reserved. Hearing him actually speak up and talk and give some input is huge.

"That's a huge step -- not only for him but the team and a lot of the younger guys seeing him as a big brother and as an influence."

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Watch Warriors' Steph Curry adorably teach son Canon to golf on beach

Watch Warriors' Steph Curry adorably teach son Canon to golf on beach

The thing Steph Curry probably loves more than basketball is his family … and golf. Golf is probably a close second, but the man is obsessed with the game. So what happens when the Warriors’ superstar introduces his son Canon to it?

Well, cuteness … obviously.

I know, it’s the cutest thing you will see today.

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Curry will be playing once again in the American Century Championship celebrity golf tournament this weekend in Lake Tahoe. It’ll be his eighth appearance, to give you a sense of how much he loves it.

We could all assume Steph is looking forward to the day both he and Canon could truly enjoy the greens together. He’s obsessed with the game. So much so, he would think about it during basketball.

"I think I think about golf too much -- and that's a problem,” he said in an episode of "Stephen vs The Game." “Like, during a game, yeah. The game of golf just gets under my skin.”

Steph might not have touched a club until the age of 10, which is well after he started toying around on the court, but he excelled at it per usual. 

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Still, he admitted he was “haunted” by the game -- a notion his wife Ayesha mentioned.

Either way, this important aspect of his life will be exciting to hand down to young Canon.