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On March 2, 1962, Wilt Chamberlain set an NBA record by scoring 100 points for the Philadelphia Warriors in a 169–147 win over the New York Knicks on March 2, 1962, at Hershey Sports Arena in Hershey, Pennsylvania. And that night, he slept with his 2,000th woman. Maybe.
There were only 4,124 people at the game, which is amazing, considering the Golden State Warriors have made the playoffs once in two decades and they get 17,000 for a game against the Suns. And to put how amazing Chamberlain was that season in context, he AVERAGED 50.4 points per game. Kobe, where you at?
Monta Ellis, who plays for the Golden State Warriors, home of the greatest fans who are self-hating in the fact that they support one of the worst franchises in sports in terms of front office history and win-loss records, you know the things that matter, is a very good player and just got this tattoo on his chest.
As one of our favorite NBA writers, Kelly Dwyer, notes, “I suppose you can’t really call it ‘terrible,’ considering that this was intended to showcase some pride in his family, and because there’s a child involved. But it’s not … it’s not good, is it?
It’s impressive, I suppose. That had to take a while. There are several branches, and really thick roots. And while beauty is in the eye of the beholder, no matter the art-form, your initial, dubious response is probably the best one.”
For any kid growing up in the Bay Area in the late 1980s and early ’90s, Chris Mullin was a hero, probably your favorite NBA basketball player. The 6’7″ small forward of the Golden State Warriors regularly averaged 25+ points, led Run-TMC, rode that NYC accent hard, and shot his sweet lefty jumper right onto the Dream Team in 1992. He was the Ultimate Golden State Warrior, and true star.
We are happy to hear today that finally, the great Chris Mullin will be a Hall of Famer.
Seriously, if you were just told you lived in the worst place in the United States, we are talking to you Stockton, California (we don’t agree with this, how can Tuscon, El Paso, or even Tampa be better than Stockton?), what the hell do you do with yourself? How can you not want to move immediately?
As the Examiner notes, “While moving west to California was once a romanticized view of living in the Golden State, current residents may not agree as eight of the 20 worst places to live in the country were located in the state that only a few years ago held the title of the 5th largest economy in the world.”
Yeah, news flash, California has major, major upsides, but this place is the like a shithole with money. That is not a good thing. San Francisco, wonderful city, we live here, but a lot of it is super, super shitty now. Mostly because people moved here and ruined it, but shitty nonetheless. (Again, we are from here, we can say that).
Don Nelson, who has coached the Golden State Warriors for a few years now, only to coach them to the playoffs and then pretty much shit talk about the whole roster to get them to leave, is being “fired” by way of him resigning today. It’s about a year too late, but with the Warriors having new ownership, its exciting for us fans to have a fresh start with new coach Keith Smart.
We will probably be not so good this year, hell, we won’t be close to as entertaining as the Don Nelson circus, but we will be a real team with players not phoning in injuries and trying not to play. At least, not until February. We didn’t get Lebron, but hey, David Lee, Dorell Wright, almost King James like.
Yes, Oracle chief, Larry Ellison, who is one of the top-5 richest men in the world, who buys America’s Cups like they are lattes at Peet’s, is very close to buying our beloved Golden State Warriors of the National Basketball Association. Translation: this is like being an orphan in Cambodia and Angelina Jolie comes in and adopts you and brings you to here mansion in France. Yes, we went there, and yes, it is that dramatic.