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How Bout Them Warriors!!!

Are we in some sort of dream? I know I've pinched myself more than a few times this season, in disbelief. Who Are these guys, anyway?

The Warriors won the NBA Championship just a few months ago, culminating an incredibly fun and interesting season (2014-2015). They set a few records and humbled LeBron & Co to mere human status. Curry won MVP, to boot ... and some weren't happy about that. They don't believe Curry deserved it! Fools.

Steph is now being called the best "pure shooter" in NBA history, and I have to agree. He is so much fun to watch - and how does he do all that stuff?

But Steph couldn't do it alone. Every single player is outstanding and each brings something to the table. This bunch seems to be able to match up with anyone, anywhere. They can run and gun / they can play 1/2 court / they can play any way their opponent wants to go - and they just win, and make it look easy and fun. Some are even saying they'll win every game.

Some appear more than a little concerned, too: "Harlem Globetrotters are nervous Warriors may break their 3,589-game win streak record", Web Link

Yeah, there might be a little tongue in cheek there, but ... what If?

23 straight and still going. Go Warriors!! Just incredible!!!


Comments

I have never been a real fan of the NBA. As an old friend of mine once said "it takes more athletic ability to lace up your hockey skates than it does to play basketball."

That said, the Warriors are the most fascinating team in professional sports. They are like a bunch of kids having fun.

Waiting anxiously for Friday night and the Celtics.


^^^ As an old friend of mine once said "it takes more athletic ability to lace up your hockey skates than it does to play basketball." ^^^

Why would anyone believe that?


If you knew "maroosh" you would understand. But since you have no sense of humor you wouldn't get it.

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Why would anyone believe that?

It's a joke. It's especially funny if you've played hockey and understand the fine line between having skates tight versus squeezing all the blood out of your feet.

They're not tight enough if they're NOT squeezing all the blood out of your feet.


And the Warriors do it again. What a fun game


Yeah, exciting too. You figure 2 of 5 starters didn't play (injury) and it went to double overtime, in someone else's house and near the end of a tough road trip - The Warriors had every excuse to lose! - But they won again anyway.

Just Awesome (& a ton of fun). I think that was their toughest game so far this year, and there have been some tough ones.

Tomorrow night in Milwaukee. That will be tough, back to back on the road & the night after double OT still without 2 of their starters. But then I believe they get a couple days off and come home; some rest.

These guys are so good and so much fun to watch and so young ... this type show could last for some time; but, I'll take 'em as they come, one at a time and enjoy the performance ... the Best Show On Earth from the Bay Area! Go Warriors!!!


Nice team, but they didn't build that. And shouldn't they be taxed 20 points a game for being the 1 percenters? It's only fair.


^^^ If you knew "maroosh" you would understand. But since you have no sense of humor you wouldn't get it. ^^^

Well alrighty then, you get to be a snotty one.

^^^ Nice team, but they didn't build that. And shouldn't they be taxed 20 points a game for being the 1 percenters? It's only fair. ^^^

Nice analogy, except that would be the 49ers. The Warriors are building their new stadium in SF with private funds.


It's just the Minnesota way of mispronouncing maroon. As in, "BB's such a maroosh." Let's see if someone has a sense of humor :-)


Good one , Uff.

Just to be clear, "Marooch" was the nickname of John Mariucci, the godfather of Minnesota hockey. Web Link

He was interviewed on TV at the State High School Basketball Tournament. When asked how he liked the basketball tournament he said. "basketball is a great sport for kids with limited athletic ability. It takes more athletic ability to lace up your hockey skates than it does to play basketball."

Most people understood the humor of the statement. As usual, a few right wing radicals were upset.


If you knew "maroosh" you would understand. But since you have no sense of humor you wouldn't get it. -- "Boney Bills"

Just to be clear, "Marooch" was the nickname of John Mariucci, the godfather of Minnesota hockey.

He was interviewed on TV at the State High School Basketball Tournament. When asked how he liked the basketball tournament he said. "basketball is a great sport for kids with limited athletic ability. It takes more athletic ability to lace up your hockey skates than it does to play basketball." -- "Boney Bills"

Of course! I should have known all that was evident from "Boney Bills's" previous statement:

I have never been a real fan of the NBA. As an old friend of mine once said "it takes more athletic ability to lace up your hockey skates than it does to play basketball." -- "Boney BIlls"

It's so simple that an enlightened elitist like "Boney Bills" should be able to explain it easily without getting too snotty.


"It's so simple that an enlightened elitist like "Boney Bills" should be able to explain it easily without getting too snotty." Is that called for? No, it isn't.

We've got an exceptional team setting records on a daily basis - a local team, a team that has traditionally been in the cellar that won last year's Championship and has, to this point, remained unbeaten - and we're getting into name calling? Really?

Can't we enjoy the heck out of the moment ... a moment that will come to an end at some point (hopefully not until After they beat the Cavs once more on Christmas Day).

It has been discussed before, multiple times, how it is sometimes difficult to see or recognize humor in written form. Let's just chalk it up to that and move on, enjoying the incredible play the incredible Warriors are providing.

After all, what else do we have, in terms of pro sports, around here to get excited about: York's dismember-ship of our 49ers? the ever losing Raiders (with attitude)? The Giants ... well worth the effort, but out of season - or college sports?

We can enjoy the moment together, can't we?

24 straight wins with 25 possible this evening against Milwaukee.

Go Warriors!! and Keep Going!!!! Show everyone how it's done. You guys are the best!


We all love the Warriors.


"How Stephen Curry makes his daily peace with a contract unfit for the MVP", Web Link

They are very few and even further between - real leaders, those that have "it" - whatever "it" is. I remember Joe doing the dame thing. Winners, real winners understand and appreciate what they have, and they know what goes around comes around.

From the piece: "BOSTON – For his peerless talent and uncommon character, Steph Curry has long been justified to make even the most modest of acknowledgement to the truth. The NBA's Most Valuable Player is the most underpaid athlete in professional sports – the fifth-highest-compensated player on the Golden State Warriors. And yet, no one has ever seen him deliver so much as an eye roll – never mind heard a grumble – on the imbalance of it all."

"For a different superstar of a different cloth, the residue of signing a four-year, $44 million rookie contract extension in late 2012 could've brought out the worst of jealousies and pettiness. There are times Curry can walk onto the floor with Andre Iguodala, Draymond Green, Klay Thompson and Andrew Bogut and understand that he's the lowest-paid Warrior on the court."

We all know how special Steph is. The best in NBA history are all calling Curry the best shooter in NBA history. Coming from the likes of Rick Berry and others in his circle, that is some extraordinary praise.

More: "Does Steph Curry think about it? Of course, Steph Curry thinks about it."

"After three years, I've still got to remind myself every day," Curry told Yahoo Sports. "Number one, there's nothing I can do about it. There's no point to moaning and complaining and trying to change something that really can't be changed. I knew there might be a time down the road, after all the ankle injuries, that if I'm playing to my potential, it's going to be human nature to think, 'Oh, I should've done this, or that …'

"[But] at the time, the counsel that I got from my family, my agent, myself, was that it was the right decision to make. With that, I could take care of my family and be good. And hopefully anything that happened after that would just be icing on the cake."

Winners, real winners - leaders, real leaders understand ... they know. They don't come around but maybe once a generation, but when they do, we need to hold them dear.

Curry is a jewel. Basketball is a Team sport. The Warriors won theNBA Championship last year and are blazing new trails and records this season. They are amazing and they are That good.

How many athletes have we seen go for the money? About 99.9% of them. And That's what separates the winners from the losers. "It's all about the money" is the typical mantra ... for losers. The winners know and understand. Curry is a winner - all the way around.

We are so lucky to have him, and by extension, 'them' - the Warriors as they are. They may be the best NBA team ever; we'll let the records, the stats, the results and the experts sort all that out. I am just so thankful, grateful and appreciative of the Warriors - who and what they are - that I find it very difficult to wait from the end of one game to the start of another.

Simply the best - Go Warriors ... and Thank You.


Turn out the lights, the party's over...........But it was a great fun run


Bad Karma. Blame "Boney Bills." And George for good measure.


On a completely empty tank, the Warriors gave it their best. They were clearly exhausted.

I am very proud of these Warriors - the way they play, their attitude, their honest and humble approach, their total team effort.

They're home now and will get some rest. The next game isn't until Wednesday against Phoenix ... a good opportunity to start another streak, breaking more NBA records and taking the next step to the next Championship!

These guys are the best.


"Bad Karma"............Try to imagine Steph Currie missing a game winning shot and telling the press "if only George had not started that thread on Talkabout we would have won. His bad Karma made me miss."

Hint: the Gods do not care who wins a basketball game. Hockey maybe, but definitely not basketball!!!!!!!


"Steph Currie?"


A rose, by any other name, smells just as sweet.

Jason Kidd is now on the Curry bandwagon: "Jason Kidd calls Warriors' Steph Curry 'this generation's Jordan'", Web Link

Greatness recognizing greatness. It's wonderful to see, isn't it?

PS: pssst, Mr Bills - just between you and me, and with all due respect - take a minute to look around. You might notice that although hockey is a recognized sport and some say even exciting, there is nor will there be Any reasonable comparison between hockey and basketball. "The Gods", as you frame it, seem to understand and appreciate the level of skill and athleticism of basketball players over hockey players. For evidence, may I draw your attention to salaries, team values, equipment and memorabilia sales, advertising costs, etc. Now, we can keep this between the and me, but sooner or later it will get out and I don't want you looking or feeling silly.

OK folks, nothing going on here ... move along and enjoy the Curry & Warrior Show. Next screening is Wednesday.


Well, George, you have now played the "popularity card". I am shocked, shocked I tell you to see this stoop to conquer effort.

Just how many ballers could dunk wearing hockey skates? I think very few.

How many could run a fast break on ice. None is my contention.

So you go ahead and celebrate our basketball heroes. Geordie How is smiling and waiting in the wings.

PS

Steph Curry would never miss a game winning shot. That's why I used the imaginary "Steph Currie" . It would produce bad Karma to use his real name.


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