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Draymond Green Arrives in Style at Oracle Arena in Game 4 NBA Finals


Draymond Green arrives in style at Oracle Arena for Game 4 of the NBA Finals 2019.

Draymond Green, image credit GSW fb page

Kawhi Leonard Practices with a Lamp during College


Basketball Forever has an interesting post on Kawhi Leonard, he would break into their college gym at night to practice but since he can’t access the lights he brought a lamp with him. That is hardwork and dedication!

Stephen Curry Delivered NBA Finals MVP Numbers Not Enough in Game 3

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Stephen Curry at home Shooting a 3-point shot
Stephen Curry #30 of the Golden State Warriors attempts a jump shot at ORACLE Arena – (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Stephen Curry was brilliant from the opening buzzer until the remaining minutes of the 4th quarter as he delivered NBA Finals MVP numbers with 47 points, 8 rebounds, and 7 assists, and 2 steals.

His monstrous effort however was not enough to win against the Toronto Raptors in Game 3 of the NBA Finals. Curry was playing with a depleted lineup as Kevin Durant, Klay Thompson, and Kevin Looney are all injured and didn’t play. He had little help from his team as only Green and Iguodala scored in double figures 17 and 11 respectively.

Curry did everything he can making plays, hitting the big shot, hustling and diving for loseballs but Green’s intensity was not there, the perimeter defense to stop the outside shooting of the Raptors did not rotate fast enough.

On a positive note, the Warriors was always in striking distance of only trailing between 7 and 13 points throughout the game.

Even if KD, KT and KL comeback and the Warrios win the title, Curry winning Game 2 for the Warrios and tonight’s performance is enough for him to win the NBA Finals MVP award.

Mike Francesa Fired at Iguodola then Praises him as a Winner


Mike Francesa New York’s #1 and host of WFAN-AM blasted Iguodola during the Game 2 NBA Finals between the Toronto Raptors and Golden State Warriors.

At 8:07 PM on Sunday June 2 he has this to say — “Iguodala has absolutely nothing. Sad to watch. Series setting up well for Durant to be a hero.“:

In the last few seconds of the 4th quarter Iguodala fires and makes the 3-point shot that put the Warriors ahead by 5 sealing the win for the defending NBA champions.

Mike cameback and tweeted more than 30 minutes after his first take on Iggy — “Iguodala has absolutely nothing. Sad to watch. Series setting up well for Durant to be a hero.”:

And calling Iguodala a winner the second time around “Give GS credit but that was one ugly game. Iguodala can’t move any more but he is a winner.”:

People are quick to forget when players are on a downhill but quickly change gears with a single crucial shot. Iggy is the 2019 NBA Finals MVP, the clutch player who won Golden State Warriors a lot of games finished with eight points and added 8 rebounds and six assists.

Iguodala age is catching up but he is as cold as ice during clutch and he is not yet done.

Steve Kerr Positive in NBA Finals 2019 Despite Kevin Durant Injury


After losing Game 1 of the 2019 NBA Finals, Steve Kerr was asked about Kevin Durant and his reply says they got enough,

“It doesn’t matter until he’s out there, So if he’s out there, he’s pretty good, but if he’s not out there we play with the guys we have and we have got enough. We have won the last, whatever, six games without him, fixe, six games. So we have enough, but you play with the guys who are helathy and you go. so we’ll see what happens.”

For everyone who is against the Golden State Warriors they would hint that Steve Kerr is sending a message that Kevin Durant is not needed.

However we know that is not the case, Steve Kerr

Steve Kerr
Golden State Warriors Head coach Steve Kerr (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

would have the same answer regardless who is injured as he doesn’t want to give the other team a lot of confidence and he would want to send a message of positivity to his team, fans and his opponent.

Let us not blow this out of proportion, Kevin Durant is a Warrior and he will back in rotation having the same importance as everyone in the organization.

Kawhi Leonard NBA Finals free-throw Record

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Kawhi Leonard set an NBA Finals single game record by making 16-16 free-throws against the Golden State Warriors (Photo by Anatoliy Cherkasov/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

Stephen Curry is the king of Free-throw shooting and before the Portland Western Conference Game he has never missed a 4th quarter playoff free-throw since 2015.

But Kawhi Leonard has also proven he can calmly shoot free-throws as he have set an NBA Finals record of 16-16 free-throws despite losing to the Golden State Warriors 109-104.

People talking about Kawhi Leonard setting the record:

Barack Obama Welcomed in Toronto for Raptors vs Warriors Game 2

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Barack Obama Attended Toronto Raptors vs Golden State Warriors Game 2 NBA Finals 2019 (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Former US President Barack Obama is welcomed by the Toronto Raptors as he attended the Game 2 of the 2019 NBA Finals vs the Golden State Warriors.

Barack and Raptors president Masai Ujiri are good friends from Ujiri’s work with the Giants of Africa as well as being together during trade talks with Kawhi Leonard.

However, it is unclear if Obama is supporting the Raptors since he also has a strong bond with Stephen Curry who has supported Obama-led charitable programs and having visited him after winning the 2018 Championship title.

The crowd chanted MVP for Barack Obama including a standing ovation when he was shown in the jumbotron, a very nice and warm gesture from Toronto.

List of Top NBA referees Officiating the Warriors vs Raptors NBA Finals 2019

Mike Callahan NBA Referee with Draymond Green
Mike Callahan NBA Referee with Draymond Green photo credit: Getty Images, E. S. found via Zimbio

Fans and Social Media have a never ending problem with officials regardless of Sports.

The NBA is no exception and for all those who keep on complaining about the poor quality of referees should know that the NBA has selected the elite and top ratings of NBA Officials who will be working at least 1 NBA Game.

Led by veteran Mike Callahan who is on his 16th NBA Finals work, below is the list of NBA Finals 2019 Referees:

Tony Brothers (8th Finals)
Mike Callahan (16th)
James Capers (8th)
Marc Davis (8th)
Kane Fitzgerald (1st)
Scott Foster (12th)
John Goble (3rd)
David Guthrie (2nd)
Eric Lewis (1st)
Ed Malloy (7th)
Jason Phillips (6th)
Zach Zarba (6th)

May the force be with them.

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