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No Warriors player will wear Kevin Durant's No. 35 under Joe Lacob

No Warriors player will wear Kevin Durant's No. 35 under Joe Lacob

The dust is still settling in the wake of Kevin Durant's departure from Golden State. He's a Brooklyn Net now. A Warrior no more.

It's been an emotional, trying 24 hours for the franchise, no doubt, but now a day removed from the insanity that was the first day of NBA free agency, the Warriors have been able to reflect on what Durant meant to the team, franchise, and greater Bay Area.

On Tuesday, Warriors co-chairman and CEO Joe Lacob issued a statement doing exactly that.

"Three years ago, we were thrilled with the arrival of Kevin Durant, a transformative NBA player and one fo the best to ever play the game," Lacob said. "He provided our fans and franchise with numerous highlights during his stay here -- two NBA championships, two NBA Finals MVPs, three trips to the Finals, unparalleled efficiency -- and carried himself with class and dignity both on and off the court."

Of particular note was Lacob's closing sentence: "As long as I am Co-Chairman of this team, no player will ever wear #35 for the Warriors again."

That sure would seem to suggest that Durant's No. 35 will essentially be retired -- even if unofficially -- for as long as Lacob remains at the head of the franchise.

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Lacob surely would have preferred for Durant to stay in Golden State. But in this way, the memory of Durant's contributions to the most successful era in franchise history can be preserved for years to come.

It's the right thing to do.

Watch Steph Curry play 1-on-1 at Mistah F.A.B.'s Oakland block party

Watch Steph Curry play 1-on-1 at Mistah F.A.B.'s Oakland block party

While the Warriors held an event for season-ticket holders to check out Chase Center in San Francisco for the first time on Sunday, Steph Curry was back in Oakland hoopin' it up.

The Warriors star point guard made an appearance at Mistah F.A.B.'s Oakland Block Party, and he didn't stand on the sidelines. Curry was running with the fellas, and he was taking it pretty seriously.

The best sequence came when an opposing player went at Curry and nailed a 3-pointer in his face. Curry tried to return the favor on the other end, but missed his shot.

Curry got the young fella back later, hitting a fadeaway jumper.

Curry was the guest of honor, but F.A.B. was the host, so he got the final shot and made the game-winner, much to the delight of Curry.

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The Warriors now call San Francisco home, but Curry will never forget where his career started. He spent the last 10 years in Oakland, and he's not about to turn his back on The Town.

Klay Thompson gets trolled again by friend Zaza Pachulia on Instagram

Klay Thompson gets trolled again by friend Zaza Pachulia on Instagram

Death, taxes and Zaza Pachulia bashing on Klay Thompson.

Those are the guarantees in life. But it's all in good fun, even on matters of the heart.

Klay recently posted a cute photo while he was in France with Laura Harrier. It was so precious, but Zaza had to ruin the moment:

"Finally somebody loves you bro," Zaza commented.

Don't worry, they're close friends and do this from time to time.

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When Klay suffered his torn left ACL, Zaza posted a sweet video on Instagram to wish him a speedy recovery -- and only because he wanted to have a dunk contest rematch. 

That's what friends are for.