Hands up who celebrated Stephen Curry’s injury to his left?
Sit yourself down!
Think you’re stand up? Keep your a## right there. You lose like the Toronto Raptors rightfully so for that game in the NBA Finals after they cheered for former Golden State Warrior Kevin Durant being taken out the game. Despite his unheralded heroics of actually even suiting up to play in a truly lose, lose situation. Limping to what’s further reason why he hasn’t returned yet this season as a Brooklyn Net with Kyrie…but just you wait.
Following losing Durant both to injury and free agency, not to mention Klay Thompson with a torn ACL for possibly the season too (but at least he re-upped), it really does come in threes now with Steph Curry out indeterminately as of press time but indefinitely with a broken hand.
But before all this the trolls declared open season on the Dubs after Golden State dropped more numbers than those girls in the club you thought your obnoxious behaviour like this went down well with. Calling it a death of a dynasty in Silicon Valley like they did the fellow California Kings out in L.A. after LeBron’s Lakers dropped their first game in their STAPLES home to the Los Angeles Kawhi neighbouring Clippers, as people jump off the Warriors bandwagon and on to the laughing Leonard one like that Tyrese ‘Fast and Furious’ 6′ scene meme. But hey, hey, hey look at them and Ant Davis 40 and 20 for three quarters now. Spare some change? Those type of wrote off comments are for bums. And it’s a bad note.
Never underestimate the heart of a champion or a true warrior, especially one like Curry and this is a LeBron/Laker fan writing this. Don’t you know it’s no Showtime without a Thompson (Mychal or his son) and now the Lakers failed to sign back D’Angelo Russell too as G.S.W. made a master move with the B.K. in letting go of K.D. there’s so much more that goes into being dubbed a dynasty. This was supposed to be the Warriors big year moving across the Golden Gate Bridge to a new golden state in the big market of San Francisco (although now it all looks like how ‘Godzilla’ and the ‘Planet Of The Apes’ left that iconic landmark), but still keeping the name unlike the Rick Barry tramline days of S.F. for The Town of Oakland. Putting on for the city like a Bay Area E-40, Al Attles and whole community behind Curry SLAM cover. This city never forgets like Fruitvale Station and neither does this franchise.
Most Lakers fans are still talking about being without Kuzma, Rondo and Cousins (who the Dubs were also without last season until his famous five appearance. Shooting the lights out in the Finals like it now looks like he’s taught former Pelican twin tower teammate A.D. reunited in Los Angeles as Lakers), even though they are winning. Imagine losing Boogie’s down low productions, Durant, Klay and now his Splash Brother too. No wonder they’re losing. But for all those talking s###, there’s still Draymond Green and just wait until D starts Loading. Remember what the third adopted splash sibling did in Brooklyn last year as a B.I.G. King of New York with a Coogie sweeter rainbow wet jumper that still shines, all notoriously on his own? You’re about to be in trouble as there’s still ice in his game. Check your veins.
So talk is cheap, especially this early in the 82 when Steve Kerr’s shooters still can afford more like when he had M.J.’s back in the golden era. And now signing Russell really does seem like even more of a master move with his stroke of genius. He’s already stepping up and so will his brothers Steph and Klay once it’s there day like Green’s once again. And these Warriors soldiers are deeper than you’d like to thing like this toddler of a young season, still learning how to walk, let alone dribble.
But that’s not the point right now. The point is prayers up for one of the God’s greatest and man of the lord, Stephen Curry who has never shown you NBA fans anything but love,l. So why all the hate? Like the video and GIF genius of Twitter rolling King Josiah as undefeated as the internet says, “We clown around on here but the one thing we don’t do is celebrate or wish injury on anyone… but ESPECIALLY GOAT level hoopers”, declaring all Warriors slander on hold until number 30 returns…and he’s a Laker LeBron fan too. One who probably saw Steph Curry’s wedding dance with Kyrie mocking the King’s workout playlist regime…now that was some funny ish.
But seriously here’s my two cents as a fan, why would you not want to see the G.O.A.T.’s of this game play or have the opportunity to see your team beat a champion at full strength? Otherwise it’s really just a W with an asterix, even more than a locked out Spurs…which really did count (and again that’s a Laker fan saying this). The small ball revolution originator, Steph Curry with a shot even better than Reggie Miller in the clutch or even basketball blasphemy aside Larry Bird (Laker fan people) is another Point Guard who changed the game like Magic or The Answer and like Kevin or Kawhi is even about to have them rewriting the top five with the history he’s making.
Without him. Without Klay, like Kevin you ‘aint beating the Golden State Warriors, you’re beating the San Francisco Footsoldiers.That’s not how you win. It’s not the same team and show respect without him it won’t be the same game. Without those hatin’ and celebratin’ tweets, it’ll just be another scroll through the social ether.
That’s just another timeline, his is history.
And it’s still being made.
Watch THIS Work! The WNBA Bets On Women
Ten years ago the motto of the Women’s National Basketball Association was to, ‘Expect Great’. Now a decade later and into the roaring 20’s of a whole new one and world, the league that tells you to watch them work truly has for all it’s worth.
The WNBA and CBA (Collective Bargaining Agreement) has reached a monumental moment in the leagues history and its time to read all about it on Los Angeles Sparks twin superstar Chiney Ogwumike’s Twitter thread.
It tells us the CBA means…
When it comes to players salary and compensation there will be a 30% increase to the salary cap as the higher max pay player salary jumps like Lisa Leslie’s first dunk from $117,500 to $215,000. Whilst there will be an additional compensation for those top tier Candace Parker players around $300,000. Moving millions this is thee first time the league has moved units like this in six figures. And like Russell Westbrook why not? Because for every player like him there’s an Ogwumike. For every Candace a LeBron. Every Luka Doncic a Breanna Stewart. Every Larry Bird a Sue. Kobe Bryant, Diana Taurasi. For every Michael Jordan a Lisa Leslie.
Every insufferable, couch potato chip, sexist fans who unlike a Suffragette doesn’t believe women deserves equal pay needs to check their pockets…yep like Rakim said that’s nothing but lint. Now paid in full these women deserve this and more like diversity at the Oscars. Just as good as the men like Michelle Wie (she’s not the logos sons wife people) golfing with the guys of you claim you’re “woke” on social media but can’t wake up to this then you’re about as woke as still in bed gone half 12 in the afternoon. It feels like all those trumped up people who had a problem with a female ‘Ghostbusters’ reboot. Or those old men who would rather bully a 17 year old girl with Aspergers online than believe in the actual happenings of climate change.
Sure there’s an argument that sportspeople shouldn’t be paid these ridiculous amounts of money. But the point is if the men get paid this much then why shouldn’t the women?
This should have happened a long time ago. But at least it’s happening now.
It’s about time.
Working mothers are also finally getting their due in a groundbreaking deal on this date. Players will receive a salary whilst on maternity leave with an additional new childcare stipend. Whilst up to $60,000 of progressive family planning benefits for veteran players for costs for adoption, surrogacy, oocyte cryopreservation, fertility and more. No longer will go hard greats like Skylar Diggins-Smith have to play whilst pregnant and hide it to protect herself whilst the CBA lists it as a “condition”.
Perks of the game that the men have had for years and the world class women deserve just as such also include individual hotel rooms for players, more mandatory leg room on flights (how important is this for basketball players? The NBA would cry personal foul if the King and them would be forced to fly economy), and further for the finances, off-season job opportunities with league partners that along with the salary rise will mean that WNBA players won’t, overplayed and underpaid have to go overseas in the off-season to earn more money to make ends meet in foreign leagues. Something which has been a conditioning condition and pay for play issue since the leagues inaugural inception.
And let’s not forget about the players mental health too in major improvements across the board and world to an issue still surrounded with stigma despite the lengths taken and measures made. More resources will be offered in addition to the adoption of a Nutrition Council that will aid peak performance by offering players a commitment to this optimization.
But it’s probably the stand made by the WNBA and the CBA against violence to women which is the most important. Ending domestic and all sorts of violence to women which has happened to players around the league and still happens everyday, effecting everyone needs to end NOW like it should have never happened. It seems like such a ridiculously obvious thing to say…but that doesn’t mean it shouldn’t be said.
Again and again until we don’t have to.
The wide world has finally met the standards of the women’s game and league on the way to leveling the playing field. More of the same…do we really need to add the please now?
Betting on sporting events is a losers game. But betting on women-like the ones in this league-is a sure thing.
The game changed for real today.
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander 20 Pts, 20 Rebs, 10 Asts first Canadian NBA triple-double since 2006
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (Hamilton, ON) became only the second Canadian basketball player in NBA history to record a triple-double — and the first in nearly 14 years, since Steve Nash in 2006.
Gilgeous-Alexander racked-up 20 points, career-high 20 rebounds and 10 assists in the 117-104 win over the Minnesota Timberwolves. The former one-and-done Kentucky Wildcat continued his efficient campaign shooting 8-of-12 field goals, connecting 2-of-3 triples and 2-of-2 from the foul-line.
Steve Nash recorded three triple-doubles in his illustrious 18-year career, the last one on April 19, 2006 — Nash finished with 16 points, 12 assists and 10 rebounds.
The 20 rebounds is also a record-high by a Canadian guard and only the second 20/20 double-double by a Canadian — Jamaal Magloire notched a 22 point, 21 rebound game against the Toronto Raptors’ on March 21, 2004.
Most rebounds by a Canadian in the NBA
Samuel Dalembert (Montreal, QC) holds the record for the most rebounds in a NBA game with 23 against the Golden State Warriors on March 20, 2009. Followed by Magloire 22 and Tristan Thompson with 21.
Gilgeous-Alexander becomes the youngest guard to record 20-20-10 stat-line and joins Russell Westbrook as the only guards with a 20-point, 20-rebound triple-double over the last 30 seasons. He is also the youngest player in NBA history with a 20-rebound triple-double, passing Shaquille O’Neal.
RJ Barrett became the first Canadian basketball player to record a triple-double at the NCAA level in nearly 35 years during his lone freshman season with the Duke Blue Devils.
The OKC Thunder continue their playoff push with their 18 victory in the last 25 games and currently sit in 7th place in the western conference.
The Canadian guard is currently averaging 20 points, 5.3 rebounds and 2.7 assists — shooting 46.4% from the floor, 33.6% from three-pointers and 81.6% from the foul-line while turning the ball over just 1.9 per game.
Canada NBA All-Star Drought
The 2020 NBA All-star game in Chicago is less than month away and as it currently stands, Gilgeous-Alexander doesn’t currently rank as one the top fan vote earners in a guard heavy western conference. Nevertheless, the Canadian stud could end Canada’s eight year NBA all-star game drought by earning a coach’s selection.
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