Lakers send 'warning' tweet to NBA after crushing Warriors in preseason

Lakers send 'warning' tweet to NBA after crushing Warriors in preseason

The Lakers already broke rule No. 1: Never tweet. 

We're one game into the preseason and the Lakers' social media team is popping champagne bottles after their 123-101 win over the Warriors on Saturday night in San Francisco. Now this is a tweet: 

All it took was one preseason game for the Lakers to get the Freezing Cold Takes treatment. As far as actual Lakers go and not those behind a Twitter account, LeBron James certainly is happy to finally be playing with star big man Anthony Davis, who scored 22 points and grabbed 10 rebounds in his team debut. 

The Warriors' ugly loss to open their preseason slate was a predictable one, though. This was their first time playing in a brand new arena with a reconstructed roster that is dealing with multiple injuries to its frontcourt. Golden State essentially played without a true center. 

Draymond Green even predicted the outcome one day before the game. 

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Going into the season, the Warriors knew there would be plenty of rust and kinks they needed to figure out. That was clear right away in their Chase Center debut. 

Never forget, there always are receipts online. The Lakers might regret a premature tweet ... don't act like you haven't been there too, though.

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Warriors' Eric Paschall says he was racially profiled at apartment

Warriors' Eric Paschall says he was racially profiled at apartment

Warriors rookie Eric Paschall said he was the target of racial discrimination Wednesday night in a disturbing tweet. The 23-year-old tweeted that "I just had a white lady in the apartment building I live in telI me that I don’t live here!"

Paschall didn't specify where the incident occurred. The New York native told Bleacher Report's Howard Beck over two weeks ago that he was headed back to the Bay Area to train at the Warriors' facilities for the offseason. 

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He did move into an apartment complex just a few blocks from Chase Center after the Warriors picked him in the second round of the 2019 NBA Draft. Paschall even commented last December how embraced he feels from people in the Bay Area. 

"One thing I definitely like about it is the weather -- it's not too cold," Paschall said to radio play-by-play man Tim Roye. "I've realized everybody is a lot nicer out here. Everybody says hello. I remember in my apartment building, people were just like, 'How was your day?'

"I'm like whoa. This is weird for me, especially (being) from the East Coast because everybody is so uptight. But it's really cool. I like the Bay a lot in terms of the atmosphere."

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The reality is, Paschall's experience Wednesday night is a disturbing one that happens all across the country. There is no excuse, and it needs to stop.

Warriors NBA free agency targets: Five guards, wings team could sign

Warriors NBA free agency targets: Five guards, wings team could sign

NBA free agency is slated to open Oct. 18 at 3:00 p.m. PT.

Despite the fact that still is over three months away, it's never too early to look ahead.

Last week, Grant Liffmann listed six "under-the-radar" free agents the Warriors could target. And on Wednesday -- Monte Poole, Kerith Burke, Liffmann and yours truly advanced the discussion in the latest "Warriors Roundtable."

One player discussed in depth was Josh Jackson of the Memphis Grizzlies. The 23-year-old -- who was the No. 4 overall pick in the 2017 NBA Draft -- averaged 16.6 points, 2.8 assists and 1.4 steals over his last five games before the season was suspended, while shooting over 38 percent from deep.

How he plays in the Orlando "bubble" might greatly impact his earning potential on the open market, and it's possible the Warriors won't be able to afford him.

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Watch the video above to see the complete conversation.

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