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Warriors' Steve Kerr surprises Black Lives Matter activists in Oakland

Warriors' Steve Kerr surprises Black Lives Matter activists in Oakland

Steve Kerr is doing his part to bring change to America.

The Warriors coach went to Oakland on Tuesday afternoon and spoke to young Black Lives Matter activists.

"I was with a group called the Black Organizing Project and they are working to convince the Oakland Unified School District basically to not have police on campus," Kerr explained on 95.7 The Game's "Damon, Ratto & Kolsky" show. "What I'm learning is you got to listen to the people in the communities that are affected. They're the ones who live the every day life, they're the ones who know everyone else in the community who understand the problem. 

"It's really important to work with grassroots organizations to understand that the people with boots on the ground are the ones who really know what's going on. And then you figure out how you can best support them.

"The fact is schools need more college counselors, they need more teachers, they need more psychologists, they need more people who can support the students -- rather than police them."

Kerr is fighting for racial equality and is trying to help any way he can. He understands how important it is for white people -- especially those with a platform -- to join the cause.

He is an empathetic leader who understands we are at a tipping point. The father of three children is all ears.

"What these people with the Black Organizing Project will tell you is that the schools themselves will find their own security system," Kerr explained. "So rather than bringing in a force that is counterproductive, we can spend our money more wisely and approach things a little differently.

"Reimagining how we're approaching life in the inner city is a huge part of all this."

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2020 NBA mock draft 13.0: Projecting Warriors, Kings' first-round picks

2020 NBA mock draft 13.0: Projecting Warriors, Kings' first-round picks

It’s mock draft time!

The NBA restart is halfway done and the NBA Draft lottery is almost upon us. The Sacramento Kings have already joined the ranks of the eliminated in the Orlando Bubble. They’ll join the Golden State Warriors and the rest of the non-playoff bound teams in the lottery on August 20. 
 
Working around the coronavirus pandemic is making this year the strangest draft seasons in NBA history. How well does a player interview via Zoom video calls? Will there be a combine? How will we get true measure, physical agility testing and see how players do in small-sided games. 

To add a more realistic spin to the mock, we’ve turned to the draft simulator on Tankathon.com to randomize the lottery order. Here is a look at NBC Sports California’s 2020 Mock Draft 13.0.

View NBC Sports Bay Area's Mock Draft 13.0 here

Suns troll Warriors' Draymond Green over $50K fine for Booker remarks

Suns troll Warriors' Draymond Green over $50K fine for Booker remarks

Draymond Green had some choice words about the Phoenix Suns and star Devin Booker during a recent appearance as an NBA analyst on TNT.

"It's not good for him. It's not good for his career," Green said. "... They gotta get Book out of Phoenix. I need my man to go somewhere where he can play great basketball all the time and win, because he's that type of player."

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After the NBA announced on Sunday that Green would face a $50,000 fine for tampering with his comments, the Suns' Twitter account decided to have some fun with the situation while sharing a highlight video of Booker.

Green never has been one to shy away from speaking his mind, and also already has gone back and forth with longtime media nemesis Charles Barkley during other appearances on TNT's NBA coverage.

Don't be surprised if Draymond is a little more careful with his words going forward during his on-camera appearances.