There are some people out there who are still extremely bitter about Kevin Durant leaving the Thunder for the Warriors. An eighth grade Spanish teacher in Tulsa, Oklahoma issued a handout on the first day of school. Part of it read: DON'T BE A ... Kevin Durant KD left the OKC Thunder last summer after falling to the Golden State Warriors in the Western Conference Finals. Following the end of the season, he decided it was in his best interest to join the very same team that had just knocked him out of the playoffs. Don't be like KD. Don't take the easy way out. Things like cheating, plagiarizing, and copying your friends homework may not seem like a big deal now but they are building habits that
The days of NBA stars disappearing in the offseason are over. Harden, 27, who helped the Rockets land Chris Paul from the Los Angeles Clippers in late June and has been juggling social and charity endeavors ever since, is clearly ready for this season to begin. “Every summer, it’s about getting better and putting yourself in a position to last an entire season,” Harden told USA TODAY Sports this week while in Birmingham, Ala., where he partnered with BBVA Compass to donate a basketball court, announce that the Rockets would host a 2018 preseason game in the city and offer financial literacy courses to students at Parker High School. In between the backpack giveaways and photo ops, there will be a charity tournament that is expected to headlined by Harden, Paul, the Washington Wizards’ John Wall and the Toronto Raptors’ DeMar DeRozan.
The Warriors are one of the best shooting teams of all time. But you already know this. For a little fun, let’s rank the players on the Warriors from worst to best by how silky-smooth their shots are. 15. Damian Jones Jones played only a few minutes this past season as a rookie, spending most of his time in Santa Cruz playing for the Warriors G-League team. He hit fewer than half his free throws, and only looked comfortable shooting near the basket. In college, he averaged 56.5% from the free-throw line, and DraftExpress’s scouting report of Jones states that he “seems to have some upside as a shooter, but remains a long way away from being a reliable threat from the midrange.” With a crowded