In the eye of the Oracle Arena last night the deadshot Dub Nation Warriors were dead eyes with the three once again.
BasketballBuzz headed across the Golden Gate to the Golden State of Oakland from the San Francisco future of this franchise, where the Pacific Splash Brothers of Steph Curry and Klay Thompson combined for 60. 30 points apiece to be specific as the ever hot Curry (playing when most, including interim coach Luke Walton, thought he was going to be sidelined) was making trick shot after trick shot like he was trying to beat a Harlem Globetrotter record, whilst Thompson was hitting anything but clay.
All this Bay Area water helped a seemingly battle weary Warriors team take the sting out of the Buzz City Hornets, 111 to 101.
Yet it was the third point of G.S.W.’s grande trois that really made headlines as this new day Run-TMC (Run-DTC anyone?) continued to show that these reigning NBA world champs still had the belt as the kings of the rock. Most improved, defender of the year and certainly an All-Star ballot spot for the T-Dot, Draymond Green notched his third straight triple-double, punctuated by two, two-handed power dunks. His 13, 15 and 10 moved him into the executive, exclusive company of 15 players and the only other Warriors since Tom Gola to achieve such a feat. It was Green’s day, Dray day and everybody in the Bay was celebrating.
“His consistency is off the charts”, Steph told press afterwards. “It’s amazing how he can impact the game”.
Speights 15 off the bench also paced a Warriors team that looked a little tired or complacent at times. Nobody was catching an early BART home to avoid the crowds last night. Even with Hornets Star Al Jefferson amongst others out, the dubs had a lot to handle with this good Charlotte team. Like Kemba Walker and Lamb’s 22, or Jeremy Lin’s hair…not to mention his clutch buckets. Charlotte cut a 12 points deficit to one before the Warriors answered back with another 12 point run. A 10 point cushion would seal a win more motel comfortable than Marriot.
You can save the candles because this was no blowout, but the league-best team still managed to extinguish and best a young, raw and hungry one ran by the most competitive and successful player to ever play this game, Michael Jordan. “We did some good things, but we did a lot of things that we shouldn’t have done as well”, said young, mature and oh so underrated Hornets star Kemba Walker in the post-game presser. As he kept repeating “we just have to be better” this effort in the face of losing speaks volumes for this All-Star and franchises future.
With the gold in the State of California the Warriors may be king, but turn your attention East to North Carolina and you may hear a lot of basketball buzzing in the Hornets’ nest.
Charlotte is ready to make a name for itself.
New Nike Giannis Antetokounmpo Sneakers Are ‘Coming To America.’
“GOOD MORNING NEIGHBORS!”
“Hey! F### you!”
(With genuine joy and affection back) “Yes! F### you too!”
Ever since Milwaukee Bucks position and court redefining Point God, Giannis Antetokounmpo came to America like Eddie Murphy, he truly beyond a cliché changed the game and the watching world. And now with Nike, lacing up some new signatures inspired by the classic 80’s Murphy movie ‘Coming To America’, the Greek Freak is about to change the sneaker one too.
These new most valuable sneakers from this year’s MVP are so clean they’ll have you running up like Samuel L. Jackson in “McDowell’s”.
Time to get the brooms.
It’s about to be a clean sweep Foot Locker.
Antetokounmpo’s first sneaker the Nike Freak 1 is about to take all those LeBron, Kobe’s and Westbrook’s to the shoeboxes with this breath of Air. Fresh out the cardboard these colorful pairs have a reversed swoosh like Travis Scott. Perfect for any shoe dog like Phil Knight. And these ‘Coming’ colorways also feature leopard, black, grey and gold accents to the men who would be King. Prince Akeem’s royal garb and the most inspired international influence this league has seen since the dream shake of Hakeem Olaujawon for a regal fit.
And with the gold ‘Coming To America’ logo on the tongue of these licks you can expect this revolution to be televised. But please bring back our favourite ‘Raw’ and ‘Delirious’ comedian for the commercial Nike.
This perfect pair for the theme of the perfect prototype player of this games future generation drip as hard as ‘ER’ and ‘Logan’ star Eriq La Salle’s jheri curl in this movie. Watch the shoes like Ronald Reagan said to Eazy-E when N.W.A. visited the White House according to The Game! If co-star Arsenio Hall still had a show (bring it on back again) then he’d have them as a guest on his couch. With or without the freak.
Put up a wall against these Trump! We have more shoeboxes to stack.
Wearing clothes are about to be a new experience for you as you unbox these with the rose petals that fall out like Tokyo trees after cherry blossom season instead of tissue paper. There’s also some ‘Coming To America’ inspired Freak 1 Nike apparel to match with some ‘I Love NY’ heart homages to the film about a prince who made his way to the Big Apple like this kid from the Olympic home of athletes in Athens, Greece did on Draft Day.
These really are the Crown Prince of Zamuda.
These Greek sneakers are so freaking good, you’re going to want to renounce your throne.
Come on, come all.
MVP Brandon Clarke dominates, leads Grizzlies to 2019 NBA Summer League Title
Canadian Brandon Clarke, the 21st pick of the 2019 Draft dominated the NBA’s annual summer showcase — becoming the first player to take home both tournament and championship game most valuable player honors with a dominant 15 points, 16 rebounds double-double. The No. 8 Memphis Grizzlies the Minnesota Timberwolves 95-92 to win the 2019 NBA Summer League championship.
The former Gonzaga standout added 4 assists, 3 blocks and a steal in 25 minutes.
In six games of summer league action, Clark averaged 14.7 points, 9.8 rebounds, 2 assists and 1.8 blocks per game. The Vancouver native shot 55% from the field and becomes the first ever Canadian to win MVP at the NBA Summer League.
Clarke was also named to the first-team all-NBA Summer League team. Other standouts included fellow Canadians Nickeil Alexander-Walker who joined Clarke on the first-team. Toronto Raptors forward Chris Boucher was named to the second-team.
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