There's always a story with the legendary Bill Walton. Always.
After the Warriors' 117-106 win over the Lakers Wednesday night in Oakland, Jordan Bell found himself in the middle of a classic Bill Walton story.
In the Oracle Arena parking lot, Bell saw Walton walking and had to say hi. What did Walton say back? "Can I get a ride." Seriously. Next thing Bell knew, he was driving Walton back to his apartment after the rookie scored six points and grabbed three rebounds as Bill's son Luke lost to his former team.
"Super random, seen Bill walking, I said 'what's up?' He said, 'can you give me a ride to my hotel?' and I said sure," Bell said in a video describing the encounter. This certainly isn't Bell's first enounter with Walton as the eccentric Hall of Famer is a huge Oregon Ducks fan.
Another day, another Bill Walton story.
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Move over, China Klay. Tahoe Steph is making a "triumphant" return of his own.
Last summer, Warriors guard Steph Curry unsuccessfully tried dunking on a hoop on the course at the American Century Championship in Lake Tahoe.
On Friday, the hoop made it 2-0.
Would Golden State remain resounding favorites to three-peat as NBA champions if the team had to play every game in golf attire? Maybe that's how commissioner Adam Silver can achieve "parity of opportunity."
Karl Malone spent the first 18 seasons of his NBA career with the Utah Jazz.
In July 2003, he signed with the Lakers.
''That was his desire, to win a ring,'' Malone's agent, Dwight Manley, told The New York Times.
But Los Angeles lost to Detroit in the 2004 NBA Finals, and Malone retired without winning a championship.
On Friday morning, Malone was asked about the Warriors -- and specifically the additions of Kevin Durant and DeMarcus Cousins.
"People are entitled to do what the heck they want to do," Malone said on KNBR 680. "Haters gonna hate. Then you're gonna meet somebody and ya'll gonna have little babies -- they gonna be hater babies. So people hate on the Warriors. How you stop all of that is... go beat 'em. Go beat 'em.
"Go beat the Warriors. My thing is -- they seem like they really like each other and they like playing with each other. But I think the big dilemma with the Warriors organization is coming down the pike here pretty soon -- are they gonna be able to keep all of them?
"It's kinda neat watching them because they're really being creative making sure that they can sign other players and stay like they are."
To quote the wise philosopher, Billy Madison:
"Karl! Good to see you!"
Drew Shiller is the co-host of Warriors Outsiders. Follow him on Twitter @DrewShiller