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Warriors coach Kerr shrugs off Trump criticism

Oct 11, 2019 - 4:15 PM

US President Donald Trump says Steve Kerr – a longtime critic of the president – 'looked like a little boy' when the Warriors coach declined to comment on the NBA-China row

Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images/AFP

WATCH: After major losses, Kerr says Warriors need to 'work much harder'

Oct 07, 2019 - 8:41 PM

The Warriors will head into the NBA season without Kevin Durant, Andre Iguodala, and Shaun Livingston – all key players in their 5 straight trips to the finals

NEW-LOOK. Steve Kerr says the Warriors are back into experimenting, just like what they did during the beginning of their five-year dominance. File photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images/AFP


Anthony Davis powers Lakers past Warriors in NBA preseason opener

Oct 06, 2019 - 11:13 AM

LeBron James and his new sidekick Anthony Davis shine as the Los Angeles Lakers roll over the Golden State Warriors

SUPER DUO. LeBron James (left) welcomes Anthony Davis to the Los Angeles Lakers to form a formidable pair. Photo from the Lakers Twitter

Warriors veteran Shaun Livingston retires

Sep 14, 2019 - 12:19 PM

After a 15-year run, Shaun Livingston bids farewell to a career highlighted by 3 NBA championships with the Golden State Warriors

CHAMP. In an emotional Instagram post, Shaun Livingston pays tribute to everyone who helped him in his NBA journey. Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images/AFP

Steph Curry finances college golf team for 6 years

Aug 20, 2019 - 9:42 AM

'I feel really honored to play a small role in the rich history of Howard University and look forward to building their first men's and women's golf teams with them,' says Steph Curry

AVID GOLFER. Golden State Warriors star Steph Curry commits to help Howard University build its golf program. File photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images/AFP

Durant doesn't blame Warriors for torn Achilles tendon

Aug 08, 2019 - 10:11 AM

'Nobody was responsible for it. It was just the game,' Kevin Durant on his season-ending injury

REHAB. Kevin Durant has signed with the Brooklyn Nets, but isn’t expected to see action until next year. Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images/AFP

Warriors lock up Green with $100 million extension

Aug 04, 2019 - 8:27 AM

Draymond Green and the Golden State Warriors agree to a four-year maximum contract

STICKING AROUND. The Warriors get to keep a defensive anchor in Draymond Green. Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images/AFP

WATCH: Steph Curry surprises kid with fist bump

Jul 17, 2019 - 6:50 PM

The unassuming kid – fully clad in Warriors apparel – was only expecting a wave from the two-time NBA MVP but Curry gave him with a fist bump instead

LOCKED IN. Steph Curry tries to stay competitive in the offseason by joining golf tournaments. File photo by Steve Dykes/Getty Images/AFP


Warriors vow to retire Iguodala jersey after trading him

Jul 08, 2019 - 4:25 PM

Andre Iguodala helped the Warriors win 3 NBA titles in the last 5 seasons, even clinching the Finals MVP award in 2015

HONORED. Andre Iguodala will see his No. 9 jersey in the rafters of the Chase Center. File photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images/AFP


'Durant's 35 retired while I own Warriors,' says team exec

Jul 04, 2019 - 9:01 AM

Golden State Warriors chief executive Joe Lacob honors Kevin Durant 'for being an integral part to one of the most prolific runs in NBA history'

GRATEFUL. The Warriors recognize Kevin Durant’s contributions on and off the court. Photo from NBA

Nets trade D'Angelo Russell to Warriors

Jul 01, 2019 - 12:15 PM

D'Angelo Russell is coming off his first All-Star selection and a runner-up finish for the Most Improved Player award

D-LOADING. D'Angelo Russell will join the Warriors, his third NBA team. Photo from Brooklyn Nets' Twitter account (@BrooklynNets)


Kevin Durant to depart Warriors for Nets as NBA free agent

Jul 01, 2019 - 8:40 AM

Although expected to miss all of next season, Kevin Durant is set to sign a max deal with the Brooklyn Nets

MAJOR MOVE. As Kevin Durant leaves the Warriors for the Nets, Boston guard Kyrie Irving is also expected to join him in Brooklyn. Photo by Gene Sweeney Jr./Getty Images/AFP

Durant to talk with 4 teams as NBA free agency looms

Jun 29, 2019 - 6:32 PM

Kevin Durant declined his $31.5 million player option to become an unrestricted free agent

DURANT SWEEPSTAKES. The Golden State Warriors are keen on keeping Kevin Durant. Photo from NBA's Twitter account (@NBA)


Klay Thompson expected to get 5-year max offer from Warriors

Jun 29, 2019 - 5:06 PM

Helping the Warriors win 3 NBA championships and reach 5 consecutive finals, the 29-year-old is primed to sign a max contract

ON BOTH ENDS. Klay Thompson has established himself as one of the premier two-way players in the NBA. Photo from NBA's Twitter account (@NBA)


Durant opts out of Warriors deal for NBA free agency

Jun 27, 2019 - 8:39 AM

Expected to miss the entire 2019-2020 NBA season, the injured Kevin Durant is still tipped to get several offers when free agency opens Sunday

TOP CHOICE. The New Yorks Knicks are expected the make a pitch for Kevin Durant, who leads the list of high-profile free agents. Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images/AFP

WATCH: Curry vows he won't let Warriors dynasty end

Jun 24, 2019 - 6:55 PM

Steph Curry says the Golden State Warriors, who reached the championship round for 5 straight seasons, will be back for another title run

VIE FOR THE CROWN. Steph Curry has full confidence that the Golden State Warriors will remain contenders. File photo by Steve Dykes/Getty Images/AFP


Toronto to hold Raptors championship parade Monday

Jun 15, 2019 - 8:49 AM

'Prehistoric: Dinosaurs rule the Earth again,' a newspaper headline screams as Canada cheers the Toronto Raptors' historic NBA title romp

OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA - JUNE 13: The Toronto Raptors celebrate with the Larry O'Brien Championship Trophy after their team defeated the Golden State Warriors to win Game Six of the 2019 NBA Finals at ORACLE Arena on June 13, 2019 in Oakland, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Ezra Shaw/Getty Images/AFP

WATCH: NBA game recap and highlights

Jun 15, 2019 - 1:17 AM

'This is why I play basketball. This is what I work hard for,' says Finals MVP Kawhi Leonard as the Raptors dethrone the Warriors for their first NBA championship

OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA - JUNE 13: The Toronto Raptors celebrate with the Larry O'Brien Championship Trophy after defeating the Golden State Warriors to win Game Six of the 2019 NBA Finals at ORACLE Arena on June 13, 2019 in Oakland, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Ezra Shaw/Getty Images/AFP

5 things we learned from the NBA Finals

Jun 14, 2019 - 7:32 PM

The Raptors become the first team outside the US to win the NBA Finals, and they did it with a roster of stars from around the world

OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA - JUNE 13: Kawhi Leonard #2 and Serge Ibaka #9 of the Toronto Raptors celebrates their teams victory over the Golden State Warriors in Game Six to win the 2019 NBA Finals at ORACLE Arena on June 13, 2019 in Oakland, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Ezra Shaw/Getty Images/AFP

Jubilation in Toronto as fans celebrate Raptors' NBA win

Jun 14, 2019 - 4:32 PM

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau also joins the Raptors revelry, tweeting 'And that's how we do it in the North'

OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA - JUNE 13: The Toronto Raptors celebrate with the Larry O'Brien Championship Trophy after their team defeated the Golden State Warriors to win Game Six of the 2019 NBA Finals at ORACLE Arena on June 13, 2019 in Oakland, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Ezra Shaw/Getty Images/AFP

Injury-riddled Warriors vow 'We'll be back' atop NBA

Jun 14, 2019 - 4:10 PM

'True champions like we are, we should be able to adapt and keep this same kind of DNA no matter what our roster looks like next year,' says Steph Curry

NOT OVER. Steph Curry says the Golden State Warriors are far from done. Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images/AFP

Klay Thompson suffers torn ACL as Warriors face tough off-season

Jun 14, 2019 - 2:41 PM

The Warriors now head to a difficult postseason as both stars Klay Thompson and Kevin Durant face a year-long rehab

BIG BLOW. Warriors star Klay Thompson after hurting his leg following an awkward landing in Game 6. Photo by Lachlan Cunningham/Getty Images/AFP

Klay Thompson falls as Golden State crumbles in Game 6 loss

Jun 14, 2019 - 12:44 PM

The Warriors dynasty comes to an end as another star in Klay Thompson succumbs to injury

Photo by Lachlan Cunningham/Getty Images/AFP

RAPTORS RULE: Toronto dethrones Warriors to bag first NBA crown

Jun 14, 2019 - 11:49 AM

The Raptors pounce on a Warriors side that lost another star to injury to capture the franchise’s first championship

HISTORIC. Kyle Lowry and the Raptors wrap it up on the road. Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images/AFP

Warriors set for emotional NBA Finals showdown with Raptors

Jun 13, 2019 - 2:58 PM

History favors the Raptors but the Warriors take inspiration playing for injured star Kevin Durant in their farewell game at the Oracle Arena

SUPERSTAR SHOWDOWN. Kawhi Leonard and the Raptors hope to contain the Warriors 'Splash Brothers' Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson. Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images/AFP

HIGHLIGHTS Warriors vs Raptors - NBA Finals 2019 Game 6

Jun 13, 2019 - 10:13 AM

Bookmark for Game 6 updates of the 2019 NBA Finals on June 13, 9 pm ET (June 14, 9 am, Philippine time) live from Oracle Arena in Oakland, California

Warriors' Durant undergoes torn Achilles tendon surgery

Jun 13, 2019 - 8:40 AM

'It's going to be a journey but I'm built for this,' says Kevin Durant as he faces a year of rehabilitation

ROAD BACK. After Kevin Durant turns his focus on rehab, the Warriors star says he’ll be cheering for his 'brothers' as they try to force a Game 7 against the Raptors. Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images/AFP

WATCH: Curry says Warriors 'done with proving people wrong'

Jun 12, 2019 - 3:29 PM

The Warriors look to drag the Raptors to a winner-take-all match when they tangle in Game 6 of the 2019 NBA Finals

ON THE BRINK. Steph Curry and the Golden State Warriors seek to stop Kawhi Leonard and the Toronto Raptors in Game 6. Photo from NBA Stats' Twitter account (@nbastats)


Playing for Durant, Warriors face emotional must-win test

Jun 12, 2019 - 11:59 AM

'We'll be ready for it, but there's no more statements needed to be made about who we are as a team and our heart and our competitiveness,' says Steph Curry

INSPIRED. Steph Curry and the Warriors expect fans to rally behind them in their final game at the Oracle Arena. Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images/AFP

Durant injury sends shock waves across NBA free agency

Jun 12, 2019 - 9:49 AM

After suffering an Achilles injury, Kevin Durant now faces a year of intense rehabilitation and another season working his way back to peak form

Photo by Harry How/Getty Images/AFP

WATCH: NBA game recap and highlights

Jun 11, 2019 - 10:11 PM

The Warriors edge the Raptors by the slimmest of margins to keep their NBA title hopes alive

FIGHTING CHANCE. Steph Curry and the Warriors look to extend the title series again in Game 6 at home. Gregory Shamus/Getty Images/AFP

Warriors seek one last win in farewell to NBA's oldest arena

Jun 11, 2019 - 7:01 PM

Before moving to a swanky $1 billion stadium in San Francisco next season, the Warriors hope to treat their fans with a win at the Oracle Arena one last time

Photo by Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images/AFP

WATCH: Durant's shock injury exit stuns NBA Finals rivals

Jun 11, 2019 - 6:28 PM

'There was just a couple minutes where it all seemed so eerie and strange and it took maybe a little bit for both teams to collect themselves,' coach Steve Kerr on the moment the Warriors lost Kevin Durant to injury again

BROTHERHOOD. Toronto guard Kyle Lowry hushes the Raptors fans as an injured Warriors star Kevin Durant exits in the 2nd quarter. Photo by Claus Andersen/Getty Images/AFP

Raptors must cope with near miss as Warriors get new life

Jun 11, 2019 - 5:08 PM

After coming within a shot of their first NBA championship, the Raptors need to quickly recover from the heartbreak against the resurgent Warriors

Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images/AFP

LOOK: NBA players react to Kevin Durant Achilles injury

Jun 11, 2019 - 2:21 PM

NBA players give Raptors fans a piece of their mind after some burst to raucous cheering as Kevin Durant goes down to injury again

Warriors confirm Durant Achilles injury after Game 5 win

Jun 11, 2019 - 12:59 PM

The Warriors' victory dims as Kevin Durant's injury gets worse after willing himself to play in their must-win match against the Raptors

Photo by Claus Andersen/Getty Images/AFP

Warriors' three-peat bid still alive but Durant out again

Jun 11, 2019 - 11:41 AM

(UPDATED) Despite losing Kevin Durant again, the Warriors spoil the Raptors’ bid to wrap up the series behind the clutch plays of Steph Curry and Klay Thompson

Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images/AFP

Durant's return for Warriors in NBA Finals was a short one

Jun 11, 2019 - 10:27 AM

Warriors star Kevin Durant appears to have reaggravated the same right calf injury in Game 5

OH NO. Kevin Durant clearly isn't 100% yet as he exits in the 2nd quarter of Game 5. Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images/AFP

Warriors star Durant returns for NBA Finals Game 5

Jun 11, 2019 - 8:39 AM

Kevin Durant represents the Warriors’ last chance to stay alive and seize momentum against the Raptors

SAVIOR. The Warriors hope Kevin Durant can help them save their three-peat bid. Photo by  Gene Sweeney Jr./Getty Images/AFP

NBA free agency could make Raptors, Warriors both losers

Jun 10, 2019 - 1:22 PM

Toronto's Kawhi Leonard and Golden State's Kevin Durant and Klay Thompson are expected to be highly prized free agents

KING IN THE NORTH. The Toronto Raptors are bent on re-signing Kawhi Leonard. Photo from NBA Stats' Twitter account (@nbastats)


Durant could return for Warriors in must-win NBA Finals game

Jun 10, 2019 - 11:25 AM

With their backs against the wall down 1-3 against the Raptors, the Warriors bank on the potential return of the reigning two-time Finals MVP

COMEBACK. Kevin Durant could flip the script of the NBA Finals with his return. Photo from NBA's Twitter account (@NBA)


HIGHLIGHTS: Warriors vs Raptors - NBA Finals 2019 Game 5

Jun 10, 2019 - 11:06 AM

Bookmark for Game 5 updates of the 2019 NBA Finals on June 10, 9 pm ET (June 11, 9 am, Philippine time) live from Scotiabank Arena in Toronto Ontario

End of an NBA era looms as Warriors on brink of defeat

Jun 09, 2019 - 5:17 PM

History is not on the side of the Warriors as only one team in NBA history came back from a 1-3 deficit in the Finals

NOT GIVING UP. Steph Curry and the Golden State Warriors will try to pull off the improbable against the Toronto Raptors. File photo by Steve Dykes/Getty Images/AFP


WATCH: NBA game recap and highlights

Jun 08, 2019 - 9:40 PM

The Raptors reach the brink of their first NBA title after a Game 4 drubbing of the Warriors

Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images/AFP

'Stone-faced' Raptors refuse to celebrate after 3-1 lead over Warriors

Jun 08, 2019 - 8:49 PM

'We haven’t done anything. We won 3 games,' says Raptors guard Kyle Lowry

Cool-as-ice Kawhi sinks 'big-boy shots' as Raptors near title dream

Jun 08, 2019 - 2:31 PM

When the excitement of winning beckons, Kawhi Leonard's low-key attitude keeps the Raptors calm

BIG BUCKETS. Kawhi Leonard takes command in the Raptors’ second-half turnaround against the Warriors. Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images/AFP

On brink of getting dethroned, Warriors still defiant

Jun 08, 2019 - 1:46 PM

'It's not over,' says Warriors star Steph Curry. 'We still have life and have an opportunity to win'

MAJOR CHALLENGE. The Warriors believe they can still climb out of a 1-3 series hole. Photo by Lachlan Cunningham/Getty Images/AFP

Kawhi, Raptors head home a win away from first NBA crown

Jun 08, 2019 - 11:40 AM

Kawhi Leonard and the Raptors turn the game around in the second half to stun the Warriors and take a commanding 3-1 lead in the NBA Finals

Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images/AFP

Warriors investor says sorry to Raptors guard Lowry

Jun 08, 2019 - 9:42 AM

'What I did was wrong and there is no excuse for it,' says Warriors part-owner Mark Stevens, who shoved and cursed at Raptors' Kyle Lowry in Game 3

REMORSE. Warriors investor Mark Stevens says he takes full responsibility for his actions toward Kyle Lowry. Photo by Lachlan Cunningham/Getty Images North America/ AFP

Warriors to use Looney despite 'series-ending' injury

Jun 08, 2019 - 8:48 AM

'He's dying to play so we'll give him a shot and we'll see what he's got,' Warriors coach Steve Kerr says of reserve forward Kevon Looney

GOOD TO GO. Kevon Looney looks to help the Warriors level the series again versus Kawhi Leonard and the Raptors. Photo by Vaughn Ridley/Getty Images/AFP