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Steve Kerr says Warriors never thought Kevin Durant could tear Achilles

Steve Kerr says Warriors never thought Kevin Durant could tear Achilles

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Warriors head coach Steve Kerr met with the media on Wednesday afternoon.

He, of course, was asked about all the noise on social media, TV, podcasts, talk radio, etc. about Golden State deserving the blame for the right Achilles injury Kevin Durant sustained during Game 5 of the NBA Finals on Monday night in Toronto.

Kerr responded with a long and thoughtful answer:

"There's going to be blame, there's going to be fingerpointing. And we understand that. We accept that ... the main thing is our concern for Kevin. Obviously, everybody feels horrible for what happened.

"As Bob [Myers GM Bob Myers] mentioned the other night, this last month (has been) a collaborative effort in his rehabilitation. And that collaboration included Kevin and his business partner, Rich Kleiman, our medical staff, his own outside doctor.

"Kevin checked all the boxes and he was cleared to play by everybody involved. Now, would we go back and do it over again? Damn right. But that's easy to say after the results. When we gathered all the information, our feeling was the worst thing could happen would be a reinjury of the calf.

"That was the advice and the information that we had. And at that point, once Kevin was cleared to play he was comfortable with that and we were comfortable with that. So the Achilles came as a complete shock.

"Had we known that this was a possibility, there's no way we would have ever allowed Kevin to come back. It's devastating, mostly for Kevin obviously. I feel horribly for Rick Celebrini [Golden State's Director of Sports Medicine and Performance] as well, who is one of the best people I've ever been around and one of the smartest, brightest minds I've ever been around.

"He's devastated. We all are."

The reigning two-time NBA Finals MVP did tear his Achilles and underwent surgery on Wednesday:

[RELATEDWhy KD reportedly flew to New York for Achilles evaluation]

When Golden State takes the floor for Game 6 at Oracle Arena on Thursday night, KD will probably be recovering in a hospital thousands of miles away from Oakland.

That is awful, not cool and not fair. 

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Ayesha, Steph Curry living their best life at wedding of singer, actress

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Ayesha, Steph Curry living their best life at wedding of singer, actress

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.

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Wedding SZN part IV. #leaveherwild #richinlove

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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 was also in attendance.

[RELATED: Steph primed for MVP season]

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.

Anta reveals '11 Rules of Klaytheism' during Klay Thompson's China trip

Anta reveals '11 Rules of Klaytheism' during Klay Thompson's China trip

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.

[RELATED: Klay Thompson should sit out two years, top knee doctor says]

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.