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Lakers haven't called Warriors about GM Bob Myers, owner Joe Lacob says

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Lakers haven't called Warriors about GM Bob Myers, owner Joe Lacob says

The trendy rumor floating around NBA circles is that Warriors general manager Bob Myers could leave the back-to-back champs to join the Los Angeles Lakers' front office.

But Myers himself laughed at the thought when NBC Sports Bay Area's Monte Poole asked him about it Friday. Then, on Saturday, Warriors CEO Joe Lacob poured even more cold water on the idea.

"No one [from the Lakers] has called me. I can say that," Lacob told NBC Sports Bay Area's Greg Papa on "Warriors Playoff Central" before Game 1 of the first-round series against the Los Angeles Clippers.

Lacob spoke about what Myers means to him, and also didn't rule out something unexpected happening.

"We'll have to wait and see if something like that did occur," Lacob said. "He's a great part of our family here, and I feel very close to him. I consider him like a son, almost. I would be surprised by that, I guess. ... We'll see.

"I know there's been a lot of media speculation. Things happen, so you have to be prepared for it."

Myers went to UCLA and was based out of Los Angeles when he was an agent, so the connection to LA is there. But Myers also grew up a Warriors fan, so leaving would be tough for him.

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Plus, the Warriors are a well-oiled machine right now. The Lakers are a car wreck, after they missed the playoffs for the sixth consecutive season and team president Magic Johnson surprisingly quit earlier this week.

Warriors' Steph Curry amazed by Andre Iguodala's stellar drive off tee

Warriors' Steph Curry amazed by Andre Iguodala's stellar drive off tee

“Did we just become best friends?”

Andre Iguodala and Steph Curry became inseparable almost instantly when Iggy joined the Warriors after the 2012-13 season. In addition to developing a strong chemistry on the court, the duo also shared a passion off the hardwood: golf.

Even after Iggy’s recent trade to Memphis, the two have obviously remained close friends and continue to hit the links together.

Curry made headlines in the golf world Monday when he announced he will be helping restart Howard University’s men’s and women’s golf programs for the next six years.

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Hopefully, Curry can find some new teammates to hit the course with him after Iguodala’s departure and Klay Thompson’s ACL injury.

How D'Angelo Russell impressed Warriors GM Bob Myers with his maturity

How D'Angelo Russell impressed Warriors GM Bob Myers with his maturity

When the Warriors acquired All-Star guard D'Angelo Russell from the Nets in a sign-and-trade this offseason, general manager Bob Myers knew much more about the player than the person. 

Myers knew his team was acquiring someone who can score in a hurry. He knew Golden State was getting a crafty lefty that can dish it and drain shots from deep. The more Myers has gotten to know Russell, the more he's excited for the future of the franchise. 

Russell and Myers recently met in New York, and the GM hit his new guard with some tough questions regarding his murky past as a Laker. 

"He said, 'In hindsight, maybe I wasn't ready for what was coming in L.A. with being the No. 2 pick.' A lot of people would blame everybody else and say it wasn't my fault, which I think showed a maturity," Myers said on The TK Show

Russell was involved in a public incident as a rookie with the Lakers where he recorded a video on Snapchat of teammate Nick Young admitting he cheated on his fiancée, Iggy Azalea. Though only has been in the NBA for four seasons, Russell's road has been a long one. 

Since being drafted in 2015, Russell has dealt with the pressure of being the No. 2 pick in L.A., the trials of the Young incident, being traded to Brooklyn, turning into an All-Star and now joining the Warriors. 

"For a guy that's pretty new in the league, he's been through more than most I'd say," Myers said. "Being a high pick, going to the Lakers, getting moved, going to Brooklyn ... the way he handled that, helping them ascend, kind of coming into his own." 

[RELATED: Myers explains what attracted Warriors to D'Angelo Russell]

Russell enjoyed his breakout year last season where he averaged 21.1 points and seven assists per game. Any GM would be glad to add that to his roster. After speaking with Russell, Myers couldn't be happier. 

"I'm happier now than I was even when we did it, knowing more about who he actually is," Myers said.