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Kevin Durant busts out laughing when CJ McCollum says Blazers can win the title

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Kevin Durant busts out laughing when CJ McCollum says Blazers can win the title

CJ McCollum has his own podcast.

But you probably already knew that.

Kevin Durant was recently out in New York and convinced McCollum to fly to the Big Apple to record an episode.

One topic of conversation: DeMarcus Cousins signing with the Warriors.

McCollum and Durant had a hilarious back-and-forth that ended with Durant...

...speaking some cold-hard truth.

McCollum: "You know how I felt, bruh, I was hot."

Durant: "Why are you mad about this stuff?"

McCollum: "Bruh, I'm in the league. I'm in the Western Conference. I gotta play you m'fers all the time anyway as it is, over and over again ...

Durant: "You know you guys aren't gonna win a championship."

McCollum: "Bro, we have the team..."

At this point, Durant can't help but laugh out loud... hard.

McCollum: "We have the team, we have the capabilities, anything is possible. We can win a championship bro."

Durant: "I mean let's be honest. I like ya'll two (McCollum and Damian Lillard), you're hard to step. But I mean, come on. You can't be upset about this."

McCollum: "I can be upset because Cuz was a free agent ... he could have came to Portland ... why you gotta go there (Golden State), Cuz? And I text him. I was mad. I got on Twitter."

Durant (laughing as he talks): "Yo, get out your feelings, yo ... I suggest you just keep playing man and don't worry about what goes on at the top of things."

OH SNAP! 

McCollum: "We were right there at the top of things."

Durant: "Relax."

McCollum: "We were the third seed last year ... some unfortunate things happened in the first round."

Durant: "How'd you play? Like an 8 seed (laughing) ... you know I'm only saying this because you be shooting little shots at the Warriors and at me all the time, so this is my time to throw a little jab at you."

This is pure gold and we need more of it.

Drew Shiller is the co-host of Warriors Outsiders. Follow him on Twitter @DrewShiller

Is Jordan Poole-Zendaya date happening? Warriors rookie says he's trying

Is Jordan Poole-Zendaya date happening? Warriors rookie says he's trying

Jordan Poole isn't about to give up on his dream date.

The Warriors rookie shot his shot five days ago, and now he's going to try to get that date with actress-singer Zendaya.

"We're about to see," Poole told NBC Sports Bay Area's Logan Murdock on Saturday at the House of Highlights camp in Hayward.

Earlier this week, Klay Thompson's girlfriend, Laura Harrier, posted cute Instagram photos of the couple in London. Zendaya, who is from Oakland, commented on the post.

That's when Poole slid into the comments and tried to score a date with Zendaya.

Poole's daring ask definitely caught everyone's attention, though it didn't draw a response from Zendaya.

Poole spent a good portion of the week with Klay in Newport Beach at the Thompson Family Foundation Golf Tournament, but he didn't consult with the All-Star shooting guard on trying to set up a double date.

"Nah, it was a freestyle," Poole said.

[RELATED: Poole, Paschall itching to start season]

If Poole knows how he'll lock down the date, he's not divulging details. He played coy when asked for his plan.

"We'll see," Poole said. "We'll find out."

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Klay Thompson proclaims Warriors' championship dynasty 'far from over'

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Klay Thompson proclaims Warriors' championship dynasty 'far from over'

All the national pundits and talking heads have danced on the grave of the Warriors' dynasty.

With Kevin Durant, Andre Iguodala and Shaun Livingston gone, and Klay Thompson out for a large portion of the upcoming season after ACL surgery, most believe the Warriors' reign of dominance is over.

But Thompson isn't listening to the noise. The Warriors might be down, but they aren't out.

"The dynasty ain't over," Klay said Friday during the second annual Thompson Family Foundation golf tournament in Newport Beach, Calif. "It's far from over."

After five season atop the NBA mountain, the Warriors no longer are the favorites to win the title, and they will look vastly different this season.

At the beginning of the season, Steph Curry and Draymond Green will be flanked by newcomers D'Angelo Russell and Willie Cauley-Stein. Instead of Durant at the starting small forward spot, Warriors coach Steve Kerr might go with Alfonzo McKinnie.

Super Death Lineup this is not.

Making matters tougher for the Warriors is the improvement of other teams in the Western Conference. The Clippers, Lakers, Jazz and Rockets all made blockbuster moves over the summer, while the Nuggets and Blazers return teams that were top-four playoff seeds in the West last season.

But once Thompson returns in February or March, the Warriors will be able to close games with a lineup of Curry, Thompson, Russell, Green and Kevon Looney, who signed a three-year contract in the offseason.

[RELATED: Eight things Warriors need to do to make playoffs]

As Green said last week, no one will want to face the Warriors in the playoffs. That will be especially true if Thompson is 100 percent in April.

Durant isn't around anymore, but the dynasty isn't dead until Curry, Thompson and Green say it is.