Report: Warriors players recruited Kevin Durant all season


Report: Warriors players recruited Kevin Durant all season

The Warriors will reportedly meet with Kevin Durant on Friday in The Hamptons.

But the recruitment process apparently began months and months ago.

The Vertical's Adrian Wojnarowski said the following on a recent podcast:

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"Here's the thing that's interesting about Golden State -- their players have been recruiting Kevin Durant all year. And it goes back to early in the season when the Thunder were struggling. And I don't know if Golden State saw them as a peer; I don't know that they saw them as a threat ... Kevin Durant, just like he was hearing from guys in Boston, Washington, different places -- he was hearing from guys on the Warriors about, 'Hey, you can come help take the pressure off of Steph Curry. We need you.' This is when they were running off win after win after win.

"They had him on their mind. He's been on their mind. And it appealed to him. And some of it was text messages, it's a lot of that. But the communication with some of the players in Golden State and Kevin, that's just not just starting now."

Durant and the Thunder led the Warriors 3-1 in the Western Conference Finals. But Golden State rattled off three straight wins to advance to the NBA Finals for the second straight year.

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Wojnarowski also relayed the following story:

"I talked to Draymond Green earlier in the year. We were talking hypothetically about a big free agent. Hey listen -- what player there (in Golden State) would have more to lose if you were looking at it from a selfish point of view, than Draymond Green? He's the third guy, he's still an All-Star. Well, he'll become the fourth guy with Kevin Durant.

"Are you gonna take four All-Stars from Golden State? If Kevin Durant comes, does Draymond Green remain an All-Star? Maybe he does, but maybe not. Would there be less offense for Draymond? Yeah, there's gonna be less offense for everybody.

"Yet Draymond has been as adamant as anybody, 'If we can get Kevin Durant, let's get Kevin Durant, because you know why? We will win.'"

Steph Curry and daughters Riley, Ryan drive around singing 'Hamilton'


Steph Curry and daughters Riley, Ryan drive around singing 'Hamilton'

I know what you're thinking ... Is there anything Steph Curry can't do?

At this point, if there is a list of those things, it has to be relatively short, right? Perhaps non-existent. Today, I found out the guy knows the lyrics from the musical "Hamilton."

Of course he does.

And so do his daughters, Riley and Ryan:

The members of the Curry family drove around singing "You'll Be Back," and finished it off with some surprise ice cream.

And yes, I couldn't believe how fast little Riley is growing up either. She's come a long way since stealing the show during press conferences.

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Steph said on his YouTube page they sing this song quite a bit, but it's the first time they've captured it on camera. 


Ranking 10 best NBA superstar duos after wild free agency period

Ranking 10 best NBA superstar duos after wild free agency period

What a summer it's been in the NBA.

Six of the NBA's 12 best players swapped teams, some teaming up in pursuit of championship glory alongside their friend.

With Kawhi Leonard and Paul George in LA with the Clippers, Anthony Davis joining LeBron James with the Lakers and Russell Westbrook being shipped to Houston to team up with James Harden, the NBA now is a league filled with Batman and Robins.

But which duo is the best? It's time to find out.

Click to see rankings of top 10 NBA duos after free agency