The Kevin Durant cloud is hanging over the Warriors. It's not about his free-agency decision this time, but rather his health during the biggest part of the season.
Durant now has been out for over a month after straining his right calf on May 8 against the Rockets in the second round of the Western Conference playoffs. And with so many other beat up Warriors pushing through injuries to play in The Finals, there reportedly was a real hope that Durant would do the same in Game 4 against the Raptors.
Sam Amick of The Athletic reported Sunday morning that Durant's long absence "is causing a mixture of confusion and angst" among a handful of his teammates.
After losing Game 4 105-92 to fall into a three-games-to-one series hole, the Warriors will look to stave off elimination in Monday's Game 5 in Toronto. Question marks surrounding Durant's return have taken their own spotlight as a dynasty might be crumbling before our eyes.
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But there's no magic solution to getting the two-time NBA Finals MVP back on the court. The decision ultimately comes down to trainer Rick Celebrini. Two sources also told Amick that the Warriors have believed for a while that Game 5 was the earliest Durant could return.
With or without Durant, the Warriors have plenty of other questions to answer first to keep their season alive.
Steph and Ayesha Curry have the model family.
They have been married for more than eight years and have three happy, healthy kids.
But the Currys don't let their responsibilities at home stop them from having fun.
On Saturday, Steph and Ayesha were in a suburb of Nashville, Tenn. for the wedding of singer Tyler Rich and actress Sabina Gadecki.
Ayesha left a pretty funny comment on Steph's post, hinting at how crazy the festivities got.
"And to think just hours later we were getting tequila shots and mosh pitting our lives away. Ahhhhhhh balance," Ayesha wrote.
The wedding took place at Saddle Woods Farm in Murfreesboro, Tenn., and Ayesha was part of the bridal party, according to People.com.
Former Warriors forward Dorell Wright also was in attendance.
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While Steph and Ayesha were letting loose on Saturday, they were back to normal on Sunday, spending the day with daughters Riley and Ryan.
The Currys are pretty good at that "balance" thing Ayesha mentioned.
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The legend of “China Klay” Thompson has been well-documented, as the Warriors star is one of the country’s most popular American athletes.
Anta -- the Chinese company Thompson has an exclusive shoe contract with -- posted a sign during one of Klay’s visits to China with what it calls the “11 Rules of Klaytheism.” A Reddit user recently translated each rule, and the results are expectedly hilarious.
No. 7 has to be the best one, especially with how publicly Thompson has been flaunting his current girlfriend on Instagram. But I mean come on, how can you not love Rocco?
We’ve heard about the idea of “Klaytheism” before, in this short film published in 2017 from The Ringer.
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Even in an offseason filled with roster turmoil for Warriors fans, we can always count on Klay to provide us with a viral moment to make us laugh.