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Warriors won first NBA Finals title in Golden State era 45 years ago

Warriors won first NBA Finals title in Golden State era 45 years ago

The Warriors made history 45 years ago to the date. 

On May 25, 1975, the Warriors swept the Washington Bullets to win the 1975 NBA Finals. It was the first championship for the Warriors in the Golden State era. 

Golden State beat Washington, 96-95, to finish the sweep. While the Warriors won four straight games to take home the title, this series was extremely close throughout. The Warriors twice beat the Bullets by one point, and only had a four-point average margin of victory.

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Rick Barry was named Finals MVP as he averaged 29.5 points, 5.0 assists and 4.0 rebounds per game while playing 43 minutes per game. Barry was a one-man show for the Warriors when it came to getting buckets. The next-highest scoring average for Golden State was Jamaal Wilkes at 11.5 points.

The Warriors didn't win another championship for 40 years until they beat the Cleveland Cavaliers in 2015.

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How DeMarcus Cousins would make fun of Steph Curry in stand-up comedy

How DeMarcus Cousins would make fun of Steph Curry in stand-up comedy

Former Warriors big man DeMarcus Cousins loves stand-up comedy.

And during a recent conversation on "Take It There" with Bleacher Report's Taylor Rooks, he was put on the spot.

"I'm not asking you to tell me what the exact joke is, but give me the gist," Rooks said. "I'm gonna name an NBA player and you tell me if you were making a joke about them, what it would be along the lines of (laughter)."

When Warriors superstar Steph Curry was mentioned, Cousins' response was simple and to the point.

"That mouthpiece. I feel bad for (it)," the four-time All-Star said.

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Steph's mouthpiece most famously made headlines when he threw it out of frustration late in Game 6 of the 2016 NBA Finals against the Cleveland Cavaliers. The two-time NBA MVP immediately was ejected and subsequently fined $25,000 by the league office.

Curry threw his mouthpiece again on Oct. 21, 2017, and was fined $50,000.

As for Cousins and his love for comedy, "Boogie's Comedy Slam" now is available for your viewing pleasure.

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It's very likely you have some free time on your hands, and who doesn't love to laugh?

"Outside of the lines, I'm a goofy laid-back guy," Cousins told Rooks. "I like to joke a lot."

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Draymond Green, Charles Barkley team up on new TV show 'The Arena'

Draymond Green, Charles Barkley team up on new TV show 'The Arena'

Draymond Green and Charles Barkley are about to be on the same team.

The Warriors forward and Basketball Hall of Famer will be part of a panel on TNT's new show "The Arena," which will debut July 20.

Green and Barkley -- who have attacked each other publicly over the years -- will be joined by host Cari Champion and 2006 NBA Finals MVP, Dwyane Wade.

"The cinematic features will examine the COVID-19 pandemic, Black Lives Matter, systemic racial injustices and the changing landscape of society since the NBA postponed play through the point of view of players, NBA teams, their fans and communities," per a press release. "The five-part series will also include contributions from leading voices in sports and entertainment, such as renowned journalist Jemele Hill, rapper and activist Killer Mike, Academy Award-winning filmmaker, Lesley Chilcott, among others."

Some very serious conversations will be had, so it'll be interesting to see if Green and Barkley address and/or laugh at their past beef.

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It's possible they avoid it altogether and solely focus on the much more important topics at hand.

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