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It still seems bizarre. You can't do anything about it. So you complain about it a little bit. Get it off your chest.
In my mind, what's happened is everybody is trying to be so cool out there that you almost feel guilty if you play hard. Maybe the best thing to do will be to watch a tape of an All-Star Game from about 1985, because it was a different game back then. It wasn't like guys were diving on the floor for loose balls and taking charges, but it was competitive. And I think you're just as likely to get hurt not trying than you are competing at 75 percent. And that's all they need to do, is compete at 75 percent. Right now, they're like at 10 percent, and that's embarrassing.
I think we could talk about gimmicks and talk about anything we want, whether it's the money or involves charity, it just comes down to the players taking it seriously. I don't think they have to be out there taking charges, but it's a collective thing. I think they have to decide, maybe with the players' association, they have to decide what they want that game to look like and right now, it's a joke.
Players have to make that decision, and I think they need to understand that it would be good for the league if they did compete.
We haven't lost two in row in a long time obviously and we've been in a rut on this trip in general. We're not making shots, but we're also well aware that this is just a blip on the radar screen. We'll be fine and I'm not concerned at all. We just have to play better. The only thing that jumps out on tape is that they're taking some quick ones that we could probably move the ball a little bit more and get better shots. We're still getting good shots. I think we can get great shots if we move it a little better.
I can tell you I had a preconceived notion of JaVale before he got here that turned out to be totally false. And a lot of that was because of what goes on with Shaq's 'Shaqtin' a Fool.
That was difficult, because Jose got a buyout from the Lakers specifically to come to us. He had several other teams that were interested, that wanted him. He chose us ahead of them. Everything we do here is first class. … Joe just said, The guy took a $400,000 pay cut to leave the Lakers. We're not going to leave him hanging out to dry.
There was no way (owner) Joe Lacob was not going to honor it. Everything we do here is first class. You guys know that. The way we treat our players, the way we go about our business. There was never even a doubt. Joe just said: 'The guy took a $400-thousand dollar pay cut to leave the Lakers. We're not gonna leave him hanging out to dry.
It was a hell of a run and we figured it'd probably end at some point this year. Not that surprising that it's on this trip. Without KD, we're going through a tough time but we're going to bounce back.
At first, we thought he was done for the year. The second prognosis was way better than the first. Just given that sequence, I think he's feeling a lot better about things now than he was at first. I think we're strong off the bench. We've got plenty of depth compared to last year. But last year doesn't really matter.
I love his competitive desire. He's crazy in a good way. You need guys like that.
I'm always concerned about any injury, because you never know how bad it's going to be, so we'll just wait and see and keep our fingers crossed.
On a night like tonight where Steph doesn't have it going, we have a lot of other guys who can score and make plays. A lot of them came through.
It's one of my favorite parts of coaching honestly, is seeing how a team comes together, seeing the relationships develop, seeing guys laughing together, seeing who hangs out with who. It's great. This team has a really, really good chemistry that developed really quickly. Obviously, we had the core group intact from last year. We lost some key guys, too. The additions have been great. The chemistry is really good.
I guess that's kind of the beauty of the game. You just let the game break the ice, and that play, I thought, broke the ice.
It shows our guys recognize what the weekend is about.
I'm just going to try to create a very comfortable environment for the players and hope that everyone just relaxes and enjoys themselves – and I'm pretty confident that they will.
The only thing I want is for our players to enjoy the weekend. It's a hectic weekend for all of them. It's a great honor to be here. I want everybody to be comfortable and happy. This should be an enjoyable time. So I don't want anybody to feel uncomfortable.
It was one of those nights they had everything going, they were on fire and we couldn't get much going ourselves. We looked kind of gassed out there.
KD kind of rounded into form and had a nice all-around night.
I thought we took the fight to them right away. We forced turnovers on the first three possessions of the game. That really set a good tone for us.
We gave him the game ball, then we asked him if he wanted to give a speech to the guys. It wasn't exactly historic, but it was a great moment for him.
As someone whose family member was a victim of terrorism, having lost my father, if we're trying to combat terrorism by banishing people from coming to this country, by really going against the principals of what our country's about and creating fear, it's the wrong way to go about it. If anything, we could be breeding anger and terror. I think it's shocking. I think it's a horrible idea. I feel for all the people who are affected. Families are being torn apart and I worry in the big picture what this means to the security of the world.
Mo is one of my favorite people that I have ever been around. He's just got a smile on his face all the time. He loves to play. He loves to shoot, he's a phenomenal shooter. He was such a pro for us the last couple of years.
What Steph has realized is he can just be himself and let it fly. He doesn't have to worry about Kevin or anybody else. We feed off Steph's energy and shooting.
What's happening right now is really scary and disconcerting.
I think KD going to the line the way he did, not settling for jumpers but attacking was big. Anytime the game is slipping away from you, it's important to get to the free throw line. It stops the momentum of the other team, it allows you to set up your defense and you get some easy points.
I am very disappointed in the players. They've asked for a vote and a lot of them just made a mockery of it. I don't know what the point is. I saw the list. I saw all the guys who got votes. ... There were 50 guys on there who had no business getting votes. Although a lot of people wrote in their buddies in the presidential vote as well. So maybe that's just their own way of making a statement. I think if you're going to give the players a vote, I think they should take it seriously. Didn't alter anything.
The fourth quarter, once they made that run, our body language was bad, and that can't happen. And that bothered me.
He's very popular in Georgia. We know that. And a lot of people in Georgia probably vote more than once.
It was the most bizarre box score I've ever seen at halftime.
That's a really hard shot. I thought Klay played tremendous defense. You don't do anything different.
Just to get back here and for them to get back to our place, a lot of things have to go right.
The great thing about Steph is he doesn't worry about it too much. He's got the confidence of M.J. (Michael Jordan). Very few players I've ever seen can miss 10 shots in a row and then make the next one like it's nothing. Steph's done it his whole career. He doesn't get down on himself, just keeps playing and keeps shooting and you just know that eventually he's going to break free.
He definitely didn't get away with anything -- it's not like he raked him across the arms and it was a blatant foul. He got a lot of ball. He may have gotten all ball.
It looked clean, because I'm the Warriors coach. But, honestly, I saw the replay and it looked clean. It was a hell of a play.
He relishes it. He really does, even against a guy like Anthony Davis, who's so good. It didn't surprise me. One-on-one against anybody, I'll take him. He's a nasty defender.
Who knows? I know he would have kept shooting. Klay's never going to stop shooting.
Five in seven, that's rough, that's tough.
It was never a thought.
... The issue that's really important is how do we do what's best for the players? But I understand that it's a perception issue around the country and the NFL, NBA, it's a business, so you don't want your customers thinking, These guys are a bunch of pot heads.' That's what it is. But to me it's only a matter of time before medicinal marijuana is allowed in sports leagues because the education will overwhelm the perception.
First, I'm disappointed it didn't work. I really wanted some relief and I didn't get it. Having done the research it was well worth a try. You can see it with our country, our country is starting to wisen up on the medicinal marijuana side. I hope we can wisen up on the prescription drug side. That's scary stuff and it's really not talked about often enough.
I'm actually kind of glad it became an issue because I think it's a very important issue to talk about, having gone through a tough spell over the last year with my own recovery back surgery, a lot of pain, chronic pain.
Athletes everywhere are prescribed Vicodin like it's vitamin C, like it's no big deal. I think the league should look into medicinal marijuana for pain relief ... that's what should be in the CBA.
I'm always struck every time I'm home on the couch watching a sporting event, some drug commercial comes on, they show these happy people jumping in a lake, rowing a boat, then you just wait for the qualifier. Side effects include suicidal thoughts and possible death. And you're like, this is insane. Insane.
I tried it and it didn't help at all.
I would hope so, and I'm not a pot person. It doesn't agree with me.
I have no idea if I would, maybe I would have failed a drug test, I don't even know if I'm subject to a drug test or any laws from the NBA. I tried it and it didn't help at all.
He's our most vocal defender. He's our most vocal human being. It translates.
That was amazing. I don't know if I've ever seen a sequence like that from one guy. Draymond's amazing. He literally can guard anybody in the league.
We don't have to do anything spectacular, just keep the ball moving.
I mean 47 is a shocking number but getting 30 every night is not surprising. We don't have to do anything spectacular, just keep the ball moving.
And you walk in and you see the faces of your players, and most of them who have been insulted directly, as minorities. It's sure shocking. It really is.
I thought we were better than this.
That was quite a show. Not at all surprising the way Steph bounces back from bad nights.
They do this every year. Let's just give them credit. They came in sky-high with a ton of energy, played really well, and we were flat, right from the beginning.
Subplots like this don't just go away.
It's going to be an ugly tape to watch. ... I think our guys were embarrassed tonight. I know I was.
No, I didn't see losing by 29 points. It's going to be an ugly tape to watch. ... I think our guys were embarrassed tonight. I know I was.
We are trying to do our part to help.
Both guys had it going.