Steph Curry jokingly enlists Phil Mickelson's help with calf workouts

Steph Curry jokingly enlists Phil Mickelson's help with calf workouts

A few things can be said about Phil Mickelson without debate: He's one of the best and most creative golfers of all-time, he's not afraid to take chances, he has famous calves and now is one of Twitter's best follows. 

Noted golf fan Steph Curry undoubtedly knows all of this, and therefore he reached out to the five-time major champion on Twitter to see if he was doing his calf raises correctly. 

Mickelson couldn't give the two-time NBA MVP a passing grade, but he did offer in-person lessons next week in Napa where the two will be paired together in the Safeway Open pro-am.

Curry, of course, was game.

Mickelson, who sent shockwaves through social media with his recent trimmed frame, also suggested they do some core work.

But Curry has the "dropping bombs" part covered.

To Lefty, that was good enough.

We must protect Phil at all costs, especially after he offered to fill in for Tom Brady after the Patriots quarterback missed practice with a calf injury.

Never change, Phil.

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One thing's for sure, next week's pro-am should have some great social media content from Lefty. Maybe we'll even get a Phireside with Phil featuring Steph.

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LeBron James mentions Steph Curry, clowns in cryptic Instagram post

LeBron James mentions Steph Curry, clowns in cryptic Instagram post

LeBron James did not play in the Warriors-Lakers preseason game Monday night in Los Angeles.

But about 80 minutes before the opening tip at Staples Center, the three-time NBA champion created headlines when he spoke to the media regarding the drama between the NBA, China and Rockets general manager Daryl Morey.

Then about five minutes before the game started, he sent out two tweets:

Before the fourth quarter began, LeBron and Warriors superstar Steph Curry exchanged pleasantries:

After Tuesday's practice, LeBron said he feels like his pregame comments were taken out of context:

About 45 minutes later, he took to Instagram:

Are "they" -- the clowns that is -- the media in general or anybody who disagreed with what he said? Both?

Why send that message to Curry? 

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Does LeBron realize he sounded foolish when he told reporters that he believes Morey "was either misinformed or not really educated on the situation, and if he was, then so be it," and immediately followed that with: "I have no idea, but that is just my belief."

Is he aware that the backlash is self-inflicted?

Are you sick of this whole story?

Let's move on.

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Steve Kerr hopes Kevon Looney will play in Warriors' season opener

Steve Kerr hopes Kevon Looney will play in Warriors' season opener

Well, this isn't exactly the Kevon Looney update you were hoping for.

Steve Kerr announced after practice Tuesday that the Warriors big man will not play against the Lakers on Wednesday or Friday.

Looney tweaked his hamstring 13 days ago and missed Golden State's first three preseason games.

At Media Day, Kerr told reporters that he has big plans for the 23-year-old and is planning on playing him around 30 minutes per night.

Willie Cauley-Stein -- who was projected to start at center -- has missed all of traning camp and is expected to be sidelined the first couple regular season games.

Without these two, the Dubs are getting crushed on the glass.

[RELATEDLooney shares details of ongoing chest injury rehab]

At this point, it would be very surprising if Marquese Chriss isn't on the Opening Night roster.

The 22-year-old is averaging 10.0 points, 9.3 rebounds, 4.0 assists and 1.7 blocks during the preseason. He's also a perfect 8-for-8 from the free throw line.

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