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Warriors forward Kevin Durant finally reveals his true height

Warriors forward Kevin Durant finally reveals his true height

Since coming into the NBA in 2007, Kevin Durant has listed his height at 6-foot-9. And ever since then, Durant has raised eyebrows while constantly standing next to 7-footers on the court and looking just as tall. 

Finally on Tuesday, the Warriors forward revealed the truth -- he's been lying this whole time. 

Speaking to Bob Fitzgerald on KNBR, Durant put fact over fiction when answering the age-old question of how tall he really is. "Since I love you guys so much, I was recorded at 6'10" and three-quarters with no shoes, so with my shoes on I'm 7-feet," Durant finally revealed.

So, why has Durant been listed at 6-foot-9 for so long? 

"I just like messin' with people. They just ask me so much... yeah, I just like messin' with people."

Mike D'Antoni pokes fun at Rockets' defense with social distancing joke

Mike D'Antoni pokes fun at Rockets' defense with social distancing joke

Houston Rockets head coach Mike D'Antoni spoke with the media via Zoom on Tuesday morning.

When asked how he plans on coaching in Orlando while maintaining a six-foot distance from his players, the two-time NBA Coach of the Year went the joke route.

"That's how we guard anyways," he said sarcastically.

The Rockets -- who will enter the seeding games tied for fifth in the Western Conference at 40-24 -- have the No. 16 ranked defense in the NBA.

But when a reporter said, "The numbers say that this team defends well in the clutch against the top 10 teams -- do you believe that?" D'Antoni busted out his comedy routine again, and then provided an explanation.

"We're not a very analytic group here," he joked. "Do I believe in the numbers against better teams? Yeah, because they have our attention. And a lot of the mistakes that we make are either we just don't pay attention, we got bored (or) we try to outscore them."

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A perfect example of this came on Christmas Day when the Warriors -- who entered the matchup at 7-24 -- shot over 47 percent from the field and beat the Rockets 116-104.

And speaking of the Warriors:

"Let's take past years -- when Golden State came here and we had to defend, most of our games were in the 90s," D'Antoni said. "So we have the ability. I get frustrated because we don't do it all the time.

"They gotta gear up to be the best defensive team in Orlando. We can do it. We'll see if we will."

Citing past years probably isn't the best idea, but we'll move on.

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D'Antoni is 69 years old and still hasn't received full clearance from the NBA that he will be allowed to coach in Orlando. If he does get the green light, he plans on wearing a mask during games.

"I don't think it will interfere with my coaching," he told reporters. "Referees won't be able to see my lips moving so they won't know if I'm yelling at them or not. That's a plus. I don't see the downside of it right now.

"Maybe I'll change it once I get into the heat of the moment."

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Warriors' Klay Thompson says mind, body '100 percent' ready for return

Warriors' Klay Thompson says mind, body '100 percent' ready for return

Klay Thompson is ready to put his game jersey on and take the floor.

How do we know for sure?

The Warriors' star shooting guard issued the following message to all of his fans in China:

"I just want to say thank you for all the support you showed me this past year. As we all know, I suffered a major injury last season and still can't believe the way it ended. But one thing that's gotten me through it is the love and support from my friends and fans all the way over in China.

"Thank you for inviting me back to China during the offseason. I'm really grateful for the Chinese massage and ancupuncture treatment I received in the traditional Chinese hospital. I can honestly say that my knee felt so much better when I returned to the states.

"Today I'm here to announce that my mind and body are 100 percent ready to get back on the court. I can't wait to play again. And I can't wait for Anta to release my special shoes on July 11 in China."

Klay -- who originally signed with Anta in 2014 -- agreed to a renegotiated deal in 2017 that runs through 2026, and could be worth as much as $80 million.

[RELATED: Klay's career rejuvenated by long layoff, Hardaway says]

The five-time All-Star has been medically cleared for a couple weeks now, and posted a video to Instagram on Monday of him working out with his bulldog, Rocco, offering moral support.

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