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NBA figures turning up rhetoric on Donald Trump

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It is safe to say President Donald Trump has a few detractors. Many of his supporters tend to keep their views to themselves, but those opposed to him, especially those in the entertainment world, often have a lot to say. Sports figures, including those aligned with the NBA, are beginning to share their views. Players such as LeBron James make no secret of their disdain for the 45th President. Some coaches and owners are joining the forum. Steve Kerr and…

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Players: Steve Kerr’s marijuana admission could spark dialogue

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David West has undergone four surgeries in his long NBA career: left knee, right elbow and right foot twice to fix a couple of toes. “I don’t even like saying all that,” he said. So, yes, just like his coach who tried medicinal marijuana to get some relief, West knows real pain. Draymond Green has never needed an operation – he knocks on a table not once but twice as to not jinx himself – yet he considers that the…

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Record ratings likely on tap for NBA Finals

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For those who missed it, the Golden State Warriors and the Oklahoma City Thunder just completed an NBA playoff series for the ages. There was one highlight after another. TNT earned their highest rating for any program ever as the Warriors completed a rare comeback from a three-games-to-one deficit. Two-time NBA Most Valuable Player Stephen Curry is a big reason for the interest. Curry has the talent to turn curiosity into television viewers. When combined with an almost equally deadly…

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St. Pete native could help Warriors survive

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To force a seventh game in the NBA Western Conference Finals, the Golden State Warriors need unanimous NBA MVP Stephen Curry to play and shoot like Stephen Curry. To beat the Oklahoma City Thunder on the road, they need Curry’s fellow Splash Brother, Klay Thompson, to make his share from beyond the three-point line. Odds are if the Warriors live to force a Game 7, another name will have some responsibility for that. St. Petersburg native Marreese “Mo” Speights has…

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Rookie Billy Donovan already a great NBA coach

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Billy Donovan and the Oklahoma City Thunder are doing the impossible. The former Gator and current rookie NBA coach and his players are dominating the defending NBA champion Golden State Warriors in all phases of the game, but especially coaching. The Thunder can advance to the NBA Finals if they can win Game 5 in Oakland on Thursday night. If not, they will have two more chances. Oklahoma City leads the Western Conference Finals three games to one after two…

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Former Gator Coach Billy Donovan thriving in NBA

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When Billy Donovan was lured away from the University of Florida to take over the NBA’s Oklahoma City Thunder, some of the experts feared for his long term security. Donovan was entrenched in Gainesville, having won two national championships and eight Southeastern Conference titles in his 19 seasons there. He endured only three losing seasons; his first two and his last. Still, despite last season’s 16-17 record, few expected him to bolt for the NBA. Or perhaps he might change…

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Golden State Warriors in uncharted territory

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Something big is going on in the San Francisco Bay Area.  It is not the San Francisco 49ers; they are rebuilding. It is not the Oakland Raiders; they are always rebuilding (but doing better). The biggest story in the world of professional sports is headquartered in the Oracle Arena, just a few hundred yards from the Raiders’ home facility of O.co Coliseum. Oracle’s tenant is the Golden State Warriors and they have done what no other professional sports team has…

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