Report: Durant, Warriors exec Jerry West spoke on phone


Report: Durant, Warriors exec Jerry West spoke on phone

As the Kevin Durant sweepstakes wind down, a new tidbit emerged Sunday afternoon.

Warriors Executive Board Member Jerry West spoke with Durant on the phone Saturday, according to San Jose Mercury News' Tim Kawakami.

West was not part of the Warriors' contingent to meet with Durant in the Hamptons on Friday.

CEO joe Lacob, GM Bob Myers, head coach Steve Kerr and players Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson, Draymond Green and Andre Iguodala were on hand for the face-to-face meeting with Durant Friday morning, a source confirmed to CSNBayArea.com.

Kawakami is also reporting that while Durant likes the Warriors, he's unsure if he can or should leave Oklahoma City, the only organization he's ever played for.

Durant is reportedly expected to make his decision on which team to sign with Sunday night or Monday morning.

The former MVP met with the Thunder, Warriors, Spurs, Celtics, Clippers and Heat this weekend. The LA Times reported Saturday night that Durant had informed the Clippers they were no longer in the running for his services.

Stay tuned to CSNBayArea.com for the latest updates...

Steph Curry knows he has no room for error with Warriors this season

Steph Curry knows he has no room for error with Warriors this season

Warriors superstar Steph Curry understands the situation he and his team are in this season.

The two-time NBA MVP is well aware that the margin for error isn't what it used to be.

"In years past, maybe I have an inefficient game -- don't shoot the ball well, get a couple assists or whatever -- we may still win that game because we have experience and talent and whatnot," Curry said to The Athletic's Tim Kawakami on "The TK Show" podcast. "This year, if I -- for lack of a better term -- s--t the bed, it's gonna be really hard for us to win games.

"So I accept that challenge for sure and understand what kind of player I need to be."

Depending on who is in uniform for the Dubs and who they are facing, it might be hard for them to win certain games even if Curry drops 50 points.

The Western Conference is embarrassingly loaded, and teams are going to want to stick it to the Warriors now that they are vulnerable.

Curry needs to be "2015-16 Unanimous MVP Steph" in order for Golden State to feel really good about its chances to lock in a playoff berth.

"I never put that much pressure on myself to say, 'I gotta be MVP' because I know that's kind of out of your control," the six-time All-Star said. "I always look at myself when I walk off the floor and say, 'Did I play well?'

"It sounds cliche but that's literally how I approach (each game). Definitely understand if I'm playing the way I'm supposed to play and we're winning games, that I should be in that conversation.

"That's what I hope for and I'm doing everything in my power to make it happen."

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And don't worry Warriors fans -- the three-time NBA champion also is well aware that he will need to be more aggressive at times when it comes to calling his own number.

"Might mean I need to take more shots or kind of force the issue a little bit if things kind of get stagnant for us as a team," he added. "It's not like I'm playing with any more intensity now than I would have in past years, it just might look a little different."

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Warriors' Steph Curry, Callaway Golf announce multiyear partnership

Warriors' Steph Curry, Callaway Golf announce multiyear partnership

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Steph Curry loves golf.


Steph Curry is obsessed with golf.

The Warriors superstar deeply cares about the game, and Monday's news is the latest example.

The two-time NBA MVP and Callaway Golf announced a multi-year partnership.

“I am beyond excited for the opportunity to work with Callaway Golf,” Curry said in a press release. “Their ability to think outside the box on how we can collectively grow the game of golf is second to none.”

“We’ve found an incredibly likeminded partner in Stephen,” Chip Brewer, President and CEO of Callaway Golf, said. “His love of golf is something we at Callaway immediately connected with. And over time we realized we shared much more than that: a vision to create opportunities for access to the sport for people that might not have it.

"With our support, Stephen is uniquely positioned to create meaningful experiences in golf.”

On Sunday, Curry was a guest on Tim Kawakami's "The TK Show" podcast, and golf unsurprisingly was a topic of conversation.

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"I watch way too many Instagram instruction videos and swing coaches," the 31-year-old said. "If you look at who I follow, it's probably a good 10-12 swing coaches -- that I've never met before -- I just follow their feeds and they got good content."

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