Too Good to Happen: Anthony Davis to GSW

Apparently, the Warriors are willing to give up two stars for Davis

As it is right now, the Golden State Warriors are headed for another top-seeded finish and are seasoned for another Finals trip, their 4th straight trip if ever they make it that far. They have the Splash Brothers in Steph Curry and Klay Thompson who can make it rain from deep at any given time. They also have Draymond Green, a workhorse who does all the dirty works, figuratively and literally. But there’s one player who makes the Warriors a better team. His name is Kevin Durant- a guy who was acquired by the Warriors just a few months after the Warriors blew a 3-1 Finals lead against the Cleveland Cavaliers.
And as it is right now, they are not yet done building a super team, just yet. Apparently, the Warriors were willing to send Draymond Green and Klay Thompson in exchange for one star, Anthony Davis of the New Orleans Pelicans. While  many pundits believe that the deal won’t happen and ESPN’s Trade Machine has already stated that such deal involving the mentioned players will fail due to the complex cap space issues plus tons of luxury taxes that will be penalized upon the Pelicans, a few believers think that this deal could actually happen in the future.
Here’s the catch, Anthony Davis is just in the 2nd year of a 5-year deal to stay in New Orleans. Klay Thompson is expected to stay until 2019 while Draymond Green’s contract expires in 2020. While the trade would not happen this season or even in the next season, this deal could actually make sense two seasons from now because both teams will have someone to gain instead of letting the players walk away into the free agency.
Now, assuming that the trade does happen two seasons, this will be the starting line up of the Warriors after trade:
  • Steph Curry
  • Nick Young
  • Kevin Durant
  • Zaza Pachulia 
Or, Steve Kerr could start Kevin Durant at the power forward position then start Andre Iguodala at 3 then Davis at the 5 spot. Now that’s a super 5, right? 


While Anthony Davis has said that he wants to remain a Pelican until such time when he finally calls it a career, we all know that nothing is certain when it comes to the NBA. As scary as the potential star power that the Warriors could gain, there’s also the potentiality of a chemistry issue that could run down Golden State. But yeah, Anthony Davis in a GSW uniform could also mean that Golden State could become a legitimate super team even without Klay Thompson and Draymond Green. 

Scrutinizing Dubs: Draymond Green is Warriors’ Trump Card

Draymond Green

With all sorts of power held tightly within the Warriors team, a question would arise. Are all cards revealed already or is there still a concealed one being unfolded from time to time?
Curry, Thompson, Durant saturated the Dubs in terms of big names in the league. Some say that their triple threat chemistry is just too much to handle for any other team that exists currently. They are looking to become even harder to stop as time passes. These three are the Dubs’ core. The heart of the plays.
But a basketball team could not be complete with only 3 guys no matter what their capabilities are. As the Dubs say, they have the strength in numbers.
There are all sorts of players that can be found in the Warriors pool but for today, setting aside their three main roleplayers, let us talk about another lethal weapon present in the superteam, Draymond Green.

What’s with Draymond?

Green is a beast inside. He may not play as consistent as other players but his stepping up his level in a certain game seemingly guarantees Warriors’ Victory.
By stepping up, I mean, Draymond Green finishing triple-double.

Was it just a coincidence or is it a concealed power?

Green had 21 triple doubles for the Dubs and never tasted defeat in all 21 matches where he performed big time.
If it only happened for a couple of times, we may say that the phenomenon is circumstantial. But 21 straight? It is far from just being a coincidental event.

So, how does Draymond Green Carry the Warriors to Victory?

As I have said, Draymond does not always play with such intensity but still, if he goes all out, he is just as effective as the other superstars within the team.
What’s even more interesting is when Klay, Steph or KD seemed to be running out of gas is the moment when Green plays big time. Just how strong it is that it results in victory?
Green possesses the capability to suffice three of their key players’ absence. He is a forward player that could play well inside of course but his secret weapon is his outside shooting. At times, he could connect from beyond the arc, which is a great way to cover up Klay or Curry or KD struggling from their comfort zones.

Green being a beast when the rest of the team were tamed just makes the Dubs even more unstoppable than ever. He keeps loopholes covered, flaws unseen and intensity stable.

The Chef is Out for Two Weeks: No Notable Effects to GSW

The defending champions should be just fine without Steph Curry

Stephen Curry out for 2 weeks

The Golden State Warriors are getting their groove back as they are currently on a 4-game winning streak after a stunning loss at the hands of the Sacramento Kings. At 19-6, they are now just half a game behind the West-leading Houston Rockets.
However, things might need to change a little bit for the defending champions as they are currently dealing with another injury problem. This time, Stephen Curry, the two-time MVP, is reported to be sitting out for the next two weeks owing to the ankle injury that sustained during the Warriors’ win against the New Orleans Pelicans which was highlighted by a spat between Kevin Durant and DeMarcus Cousins. Both players were ejected, by the way.
The good news is, MRI results came back positively, showing that Curry’s ankle is still intact but also shows a significant amount of swelling and has to be evaluated for the next two weeks which means the Chef will be out starting against the Charlotte Hornets.
While Curry’s injury adds to the injury problem of the Warriors who also have Shaun Livingston, Zaza Pachulia and Patrick McCaw all doubtful to play against the Hornets, GSW will be just fine even without half of the Splash Brothers.

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Why? Here’s why:
Kevin Durant has been playing like an MVP although he’s in 9th place in terms of total points per game, 4 places lower than Curry. With Curry out, expect Durant to take over much of the scoring load for the Warriors along with Klay Thompson and of course, Draymond Green. Sure, you will lose Curry’s 26 points per game average but Steve Kerr shouldn’t be worrying right now because GSW still has more scorers.


Steph Curry has always been one of the main reasons why the Warriors have been successful as of late. But mind you, folks. Even without Kevin Durant and Steph Curry in the line-up, the Warriors have been able to win some games. That’s how fully-weaponized the Warriors are. They can play with or without their Big 3.That’s one of the reasons why they are the defending champions.

By the Numbers: SPLASH! GSW Route Clippers in a Splashing Way

There were three things that enabled the champs to splash. Anew

After a surprising loss to the Detroit Pistons, Stephen Curry and rest of the defending champions, Golden State Warriors quickly went back to work against the Los Angeles Clippers who are enjoying some sort of success during the early goings of the season despite losing former star point guard, Chris Paul who is now with the Houston Rockets but is currently injured. 
Yesterday (Manila time), the Warriors started out splashing through in the first quarter and never looked back as they scored the highest number of points any team has scored this season, so far, en route to a 141-113 victory at Staples Center. 
While GSW fans have grown accustomed to this kind of dominance by their team, this is different considering the mere fact that they’ve already dropped 3 games to open the regular season and that’s huge for a team that is loaded with stars, primarily heavy scorers. Now, speaking of scorers, let’s check the numbers that enabled GSW’s super scorers to run away from the Clippers:

141 Points

Yep, folks. As mentioned above, that’s  the highest score any team has scored this season and it’s not surprising at all that the Warriors were the ones who able to do it considering that they are averaging 121 points per game- the best in the NBA. 
4 of the 5 starters of Steve Kerr finished in double figures led by Curry who had 31 points who shot 7 of 11 from the three-point line, Kevin Durant had 19 while Draymond Green added 16 points to go along with his 9 rebounds and 6 assists. Klay Thompson, despite missing 3 of his 4 attempts from deep, scored 15. That’s 81 points from 4 players alone, folks. Keep in mind that every player Steve Kerr had sent against the Clippers had scored at least, 3 points. Now that’s how you dominate. 

Attacking the Paint= 64 Points

Sure, the Warriors attempted 29 shots from rainbow distance, making 14 of those shots. But that doesn’t mean they don’t know how to attack the shaded area because we all know and we all have witnessed them demolish defenders when they are attacking the paint. 
Against the Clippers, the Warriors scored 64 points in the paint, alone- a far cry to what Los Angeles managed which is 40 points. 
See? The Warriors have both an inside and an outside offense which makes them a scary team to play against despite their 5-3 record heading into their next game against the free-falling San Antonio Spurs. 

58% Field Goal Shooting= Efficiency

If there’s one thing that the Warriors can perfectly do even during their sleep, it’s taking shots that have a high probability of hitting their targets. Sure, they shot 57% in the field against Detroit and yet they lost. Why? They only shot 37% from deep. 
Against the Clippers, they made 58% of their 89 attempts. And they shot 48% from outside. Result= a big win.


The Clippers are still among the dark horses who can dethrone the Warriors come playoff time and yes, they will definitely get better after receiving such a heavy pounding from the champions.
For the Warriors on the other hand, a win on Friday against the Spurs- regardless if Kawhi Leonard finally plays or not, will send a message to the rest of the NBA that GSW is still very much capable of demolishing any team, at any given court, on any given schedule and if that 141 points that they’ve produced against Los Angeles don’t worry you, then you are doomed. 

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Nike Unveils Revolutionary "REACT" Cushioning in Hyperdunk 2017 Flyknit

Nike Basketball redefines the limits of the game this season with its latest and most innovative shoe – the Nike React Hyperdunk 2017 Flyknit. Designed to extend the shoe’s legacy with its action-oriented nature expressed in sleek, minimalistic lines, the newest Hyperdunk sports a modern twist to its classic look. 
Tucked inside its very soul is the game-changer for cushioning. Called React, the all-new Nike foam is quite the experience. Soft and ultra responsive as it is strong and stable, the cushioning foam reacts swiftly to every step, then bounces back to its original state, ensuring the player a consistent energy uplift every minute of every game. Born from thousands of hours of basketball testing inside the Nike Sports Research Lab, it is the most energetic and durable, breakthrough foam you can find in Nike Basketball. There is simply no other shoe in the brand’s history that has delivered better energy return than the Hyperdunk 2017 Flyknit.  
This shoe is made for quicker cuts, smoother lift-offs and longer playing time on the hardwood. Its outsole sports a data-informed traction pattern that offers consistent grip in specific zones of the foot. Its internal shank plate is encased within the cushioning and outsole, providing all-important rigidity and control. Hardworking but loaded with attitude, the all-Flyknit upper combined with a decoupled collar provides comfort, breathability, and mobility for that custom one-to-one fit. 
For more information on Nike React and the Hyperdunk 2017, please visit
The new Nike React Hyperdunk 2017 Flyknit will be available in the ‘White Metallic’ and ‘Pale Grey’ colorways at select Nike and Titan doors starting August 3 for 8,995 PHP. Other colorways and variations of the Hyperdunk are set to release throughout the year.

Conor McGregor is Conquering Another Sport, Found His Next Opponent!

Conor McGregor is conquering another sport?

McGregor is scheduled to fight the best that boxing has to offer, the undefeated Floyd Mayweather Jr. on August 26, fight fans got their wishes to see a potential one sided fight between the best of MMA and the best of boxing in a boxing ring with boxing rules. While this fight may not be that competitive, it has garnered global attention and is still getting more attention compared to other events. 
Mayweather and McGregor are superstars. Not a lot of fighters can transcend to be like them, to be a star and to get attention outside fighting. Recently, Conor is getting some attention once again and this time from the basketball world.  
Conor wore the Golden State jersey in the photo below and Draymond Green got something to say about it which prompted the two stars to have some back and forth verbal actions. 
Maybe after Floyd, Conor will fight Draymond Green or maybe he would play one on one basketball with the champion. : )  

Watch Draymond Green Accept Defensive Player of the Year Award in Suit & Shorts

You heard the people murmur when Draymond Green came up to the stage as he revealed what he was wearing to everyone. Below the great luxury coat, he casually wore a SHORT in the first ever NBA Awards.
There is a reason why he is accepting the defensive player award and not the style award in the NBA.
Draymond is a player that does it all, he can score and can absolutely defend. Last year, he averaged 10.2 points, 7.9 rebounds, 7 assists with 1.4 blocks.

Draymond Green was the first to wear the Hyperdunk …to win a title in it – HYPERDUNK 2017

 orn by champion Draymond Green, the Nike React Hyperdunk 2017 Flyknit delivers comfort, support and the responsive energy return of all-new proprietary Nike React cushioning platform.
Draymond Green at the global launch event for Nike React in New York City on June 20
Since its debut in 2008, the Hyperdunk has become the epitome of Nike Basketball design. In each of its iterations, the silhouette has simultaneously flexed fresh innovation and stood as the brand’s purest expression of a basketball shoe. The Nike React Hyperdunk 2017 Flyknit extends the legacy, advancing the proposition with a sleek, minimalistic aesthetic approach that result in a modern take on a classic look.

Starting from the bottom, the Nike React Hyperdunk 2017 Flyknit is rooted by an outsole with a data-informed traction pattern that synthesizes pressure maps from the Nike Sports Research Lab to ensure a supportive base, highlighted by circular pistons, tuned to offer traction exactly where needed. Encapsulated within, a Nike React core serves up an unprecedented trio of benefits: it’s lightweight, responsive and durable. A shank plate, situated between the Nike React cushioning and the shoes outsole, creates rigidity and manages torque.Translated to basketball, these collected benefits buttress quick cuts, smooth lift-off and sustained play. “This shoe is lightweight, it has a resilience in it. It has the bounce for sprinting and moving around just like I want to,” notes Green.
The Flyknit upper, providing target stretch and breathability, follows a familiar ‘80s style topline with a contemporary material twist. Like the Nike React foam, which is both soft and springy, the Flyknit upper balances a best-of-both-worlds aesthetic that recalls icons of the past in stance while simultaneously casting a cutting-edge nod to the future. Of note is the subtly decoupled collar, which allows for natural mobility and customizable fit.

When the Nike React Hyperdunk 2017 Flynkit launches August 3, it comes complete with an undeniable, championship pedigree.

“To be the first to wear the latest Hyperdunk…to win a title in it…means the world to me,” says Green.

Draymond Green is Not Done, Trolled LeBron James with this Photo

Just when you think the battle is over. Draymond Green continuous to throw jabs at the Cleveland Cavaliers and LeBron James.
During the Warriors championship parade in Oakland, Green wore a t-shirt that looked like the logo of the Quicken Loans Arena the home court of the Cavaliers. It says quickie, as if implying how they were able to quickly and easily defeat the Cleveland Cavaliers.
And he is just getting started, he also posted on his Instagram photo of LeBron James with the caption that says – Them dubs finally made him go bald!!! Congrats bro @kingjames
A post shared by Draymond Green (@money23green) on Jun 15, 2017 at 12:38pm PDT


Warriors finish off the Cavaliers in 5; Durant Caps his MVP Performance with a 39-point Game

Golden States Warriors dominates anew as they dismantled the Cleveland Cavaliers via 129 – 120 home win to claim the NBA Championship.

Kevin Durant finally won his first championship after a decade in NBA. He finished the game with 39 points, 7 rebounds and 8 assists and he took home the Finals MVP Award. While his buddy, Stephen Curry managed to collect 34 points, 6 rebounds and 10 assists.

But it was Andre Iguodala who sparked the Warriors of the bench as he finished the game with 20 points, 3 rebounds and 3 assists. It was a big help for them as Klay Thompson was struggling in the game and finished with 11 points only.

LeBron James collected 41 points, 13 rebounds and eight assists in 46 minutes of action while Kyrie Irving and JR Smith finished the game with 26 and 25 points each.

Tristan Thompson also managed to have a good game with 15 points but it was Kevin Love who the Cavaliers missed a lot in this game as he only managed 6 points on 2 out of 8 shooting.

This is the 2nd title for the Warriors and they finished the playoffs with an impressive 16-1 record.

Photo credits: OWNERS

Kwentong Barbero Presents: LeBron James and Draymond Green

One of the best locations for men to talk about men stuff is in the barbershop.
Two of the best NBA players today sat down in one room and talked about basketball and other stuff.  LeBron James who was last year’s champion is chatting with his rival Draymond Green who wants to regain the championship back to the bay area. 
Watch The Shop Featuring LeBron James, Draymond Green, 2 Chainz and guests below.

Kevin Durant with the dagger! Golden State Warriors are just 1 win away from sweeping the Cleveland Cavaliers

Starting today, Kevin Durant will be a forever villain for the Cavalier fans. Not because he is a dirty player but he just basically shattered the hearts of millions of Cleveland fans.

With the less than 2 minutes to play, Cleveland had a 4 point lead but it was not safe at all and Kevin Durant took over the game by scoring 7 straight points together with a huge 3-point shot over LeBron James to gave the Warriors a 1 point lead and since then they never look back.

LeBron James had a chance to tie the game but his shot was blocked by Andrei Iguodala and then Steph Curry buries his 2 free throw to seal the deal.

Here are the top performers of tonight’s game:

Golden State 118:
Kevin Durant: 31 Pts, 8 Rebs, 4 Asts, 1 Stl, 1 Blk. (10-18 FG, 4-7 3pt)
Klay Thompson: 30 Pts, 6 Rebs, 2 Asts. (11-18 FG, 6-11 3pt) 
Stephen Curry: 26 Pts, 13 Rebs, 6 Asts, 2 Stls. (8-19 FG, 5-9 3pt)
Draymond Green: 8 Pts, 8 Rebs, 7 Asts, 1 Stl, 1 Blk.
Andre Igoudala: 7 Pts, 5 Rebs, 4 Stls, 1 Blk.
David West: 7 Pts, 1 Reb.
Cleveland 113:
LeBron James: 39 Pts, 11 Rebs, 9 Asts, 1 Stl, 1 Blk. (15-27 FG, 4-7 3pt)
Kyrie Irving: 38 Pts, 6 Rebs, 3 Asts. (16-29 FG, 0-7 3pt)
JR Smith: 16 Pts, 1 Reb, 2 Stls. (5-10 3pt)
Kevin Love: 9 Pts, 13 Rebs, 1 Ast, 6 Stls.
Kyle Korver: 8 Pts, 1 Reb.

Photo credits: AP Photo/Tony Dejak

Durant in A Wheelchair – Draymond Updates On KD | Cavs Adding More Guns

In this video from NBA Skyline: 

Chris Broussard talks about the upcoming Warriors struggles and the Cavaliers becoming the favorites Draymond Green updates us on Kevin Durant 
Deron Williams after his first game as a Cavalier 
LeBron James and Kyrie Irving praise Deron Williams
The NBA just got a lot more interesting, we can be sure that KD will bounce back as soon as possible, but this now opens a crack in the Golden State monstrosity, a crack that a lot of teams will now do their best to use and abuse. The beard, Spurs and even Clippers are now true contenders for the West, especially if KD comes in late/never comes in at all. And we’ve got a maxed out Cleveland waiting in the finals.

LeBron “whined”, but he also won. He got what he asked for, maybe not exactly, but still, he got help. A D.Will, another D.Will, a Korver and a Bogut. All of those new additions are sure to get some real minutes with LeBron and Kyrie cruising and of course swish and Love out for another month or so…

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The New Big Five in Oakland, How did the Fans React to KD’s Decision?

(Kevin Durant Photo Courtesy of Bleacher Report)

It has been a shocking news for Oklahoma City Thunder Fans, after Kevin Durant joined the bandwagon and left them just to join the powerhouse Golden State Warriors. The Warriors now, are much more lethal as a contender than before. The Big 5 for the Warriors consists of Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson, Andre Iguodala, Draymond Green and of course.. Durant.

The fans were not happy with what happened and were disappointed with Durant’s decision.

Here are some of what I found about fans reacting on Durant’s Instagram:

Here is Durant’s essay posted on The Players Tribune. A message on ending his 9-year stint with the Oklahoma City Thunder.

// all, it is still Durant’s decision. We couldn’t blame him for leaving, but it is unfair to go to a team who has a lot of star players in their prime and lastly, going to a team who just eliminated them last playoffs just to win a championship, is much worse than not winning a ring.

Draymond Green strongly believes that, if he was not suspended, Game 5 was already for their taking

Draymond Green of the Golden State Warriors was suspended in Game 5 of the 2016 NBA Finals
due to his dirty antics after hitting LeBron in the groin that got the refs call him a Flagrant foul 1.

This was not the first time that Draymond has hit a player in the groin. During the Western Conference Finals, Draymond also hit Steven Adams of the Oklahoma City Thunder on the
same area, but got away with it.

Now, he paid the price of being a dirty player after being helpless as his teammates crumble down to the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 5 with a score of 112-97.

After the game, Green said during the interview that he have a strong belief that if he played Game 5, they’ll win. But he didn’t, because he has put himself in a situation where he wasn’t able to play.

Green moves on from the suspension looking forward on closing out the series in Game 6 at Cleveland.

See the video below:

Ayesha Curry throws shade on LeBron James following Draymond Green’s one-game suspension

Ayesha Curry (Wife of Stephen Curry) took the opportunity to go all-out on LeBron James, not holding back after Draymond Green has been suspended in Game 5 of the NBA 2016 Finals.
Ayesha made a statement via twitter, just right after Klay Thompson mocked LeBron having his “feelings hurt” after Draymond Green hit him in Game 4, James just shook it off by saying, “It’s so hard to take the high road.”
After several hours, Ayesha threw a jab on LeBron with a tweet consisting “High Road,” she wrote. “Invisible bridge used to step over said person when open floor is available left to right.”
 See the tweet below: 

So how will LeBron respond to Ayesha? hmm… Things are getting exciting as the NBA Finals is coming to an end. We’ll see after LeBron releases his statement.

Draymond Green ala LBJ VS the CAVS! 22 pts, 15 rebs, 7assts 2 BLOCKS!

It’s the most wonderful time of the year and NBA has given us the rematch of last years Championship game between Cavs and The Warriors. For the first time this season the Cavs starters was complete and isnt it just the perfect timing against the Warriors their rival.

Yes I am not crazy Lebron James is still LBJ, But the fact to the matter is Draymond Green played a better overall game to get the W for his team. LBJ ended the night with 25 pts, 9 rebs, 2 assists and missed 2 free throws in the last 2 minutes of the game to somehow give Golden State a scare to put the game within a field goal but the score stayed at 77-81 with a 1:33 remaining. The Warriors won over Cavs with  a score of 89-83 to stay unbeaten at home with 14 wins so far the only team that can blemish that record would be the Spurs which would happen on Jan 25, but the Spurs just lost to the Houston Rockets on Christmas day as well.

This game showed that Kevin Love is and will always be a black hole on defense he had a few possession where he could have at least tried to alter the shot but just backed away from it. 

Curry had a scare a bit in his right calf but returned in the 3rd quarter and ended the night with 19 pts, 7 assists and 6 rebounds. 

Right now I think that the Cavs doesn’t have a better chance of beating Golden state compared to last year. Simply because how things ended with Tristan Thompson situation.

Here is the highlight of the game by Green:

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Draymond Green pledges $3.1M to Michigan State

Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green, fresh off signing a five-year contract this summer, is pledging $3.1 million to Michigan State. This is the largest donation from an athlete in school history.

Green made the announcement Thursday at his alma mater. He signed an $82 million contract after helping the Warriors win the NBA championship in June.

“I never thought I’d be in this position to give anybody $3 million, I’ve never been so excited in my life to give money away.”Green said.

Over his first three NBA seasons, Green made less than $2.7 million before signing his current deal

The donation, Green said, is for both athletics and academics. A portion of the funds will go toward building a new strength and conditioning room in the Breslin Center, a locker room, a recruiting lounge and a hall of history.

Former Spartans players Magic Johnson and Steve Smith have made donations of $3.01 million and $3.05 million, respectively, in the past.