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Warriors’ owner Lacob, fiancée slept with Larry O’Brien trophy. Eww.

Joe Lacob

Joe Lacob


Much like Lord Stanley’s Cup, if the Larry O’Brien trophy could talk it would tell some “most interesting man in the world” stories.

Then it would tell a few that we couldn’t unhear. This one is in the latter category.

Warriors’ co-owner Joe Lacob was interviewed by Haute Living and told a story about how he and his fiance celebrated with the NBA’s ultimate trophy.

“I had made a promise to myself [that] I would sleep with the trophy that night,” reveals Lacob, which rhymes with Jacob. “Nicole [Curran, his longtime fiancée] and I did sleep with it.”

On one hand, we want to ask more questions; on the other, we don’t really want to know any more than he’s already shared. (Not that this animated hoops nut is going to tell us anyway.)

“I’ll leave it to the imagination,” he says, grinning. “We had a lot of fun with it.”


Not that a few things usually reserved for late-night Cinemax haven’t happened to and around the Larry O’Brien trophy before, but I didn’t want to think about an owner doing it. Do you really think Jerry Buss did stuff like this? Wait, don’t answer that.

Now next June when Adam Silver picks up the Larry O’Brien trophy to hand it to the next NBA champion, only one thing is going to pop into my head. Again, ewwww.