Video: Warriors co-owner Joe Lacob lets out primal scream completing the Ice Bucket Challenge

Warriors co-owner Joe Lacob completed the Ice Bucket Challenge, joining in on the effort to raise awareness for ALS as he screamed after having ice water poured on him.

Lacob proceeded to challenge president Rick Welts, general manager Bob Myers and executive board member Jerry West.

The Warriors co-owner was originally challenged by forward Harrison Barnes, one of a number of players who have posted videos of themselves doing the Ice Bucket Challenge.


Warriors to give away Stephen Curry, Andre Iguodala bobbleheads at two home preseason games

The Warriors will play an eight-game preseason schedule, and for the two games at Oracle Arena, they’re giving away bobbleheads.

Andre Iguodala Bobblehead Night is Oct. 21 in a game against the Los Angeles Clippers, as Iguodala will get to see if this doll looks more like him compared to the one last season. Stephen Curry Bobblehead Night is Oct. 24 against Denver.

Here’s the Warriors’ full preseason schedule:

Tuesday, October 7         Los Angeles Clippers       Staples Center – Los Angeles, CA              7:30 PM

Thursday, October 9       Los Angeles Lakers          Staples Center – Los Angeles, CA              7:30 PM

Sunday, October 12        Los Angeles Lakers          Citizens Business Bank Arena – Ontario, CA 6:30 PM

Thursday, October 16     Denver Nuggets                Wells Fargo Arena – Des Moines, IA        5:00 PM

Friday, October 17           Miami Heat                         Sprint Center – Kansas City, MO                5:30 PM

Sunday, October 19        Houston Rockets              State Farm Arena – Hidalgo, TX                  5:00 PM

Tuesday, October 21      Los Angeles Clippers      Oracle Arena – Oakland, CA                          7:30 PM

Friday, October 24           Denver Nuggets               Oracle Arena – Oakland, CA                          7:30 PM


Warriors’ Nemanja Nedovic fractured fifth metatarsal in right foot, according to Serbia

Warriors guard Nemanja Nedovic fractured the fifth metatarsal in his right foot, Serbian national team doctor Dragan Radovanovic said in a statement Wednesday.

The Warriors had previously been informed that there was a stress fracture in the foot that sidelined Nedovic, who went down Aug. 3 while playing in an exhibition game in Italy and now appears to be out for the FIBA World Cup.

Radovanovic delivered the news based on what he said was new information after previously announcing Aug. 8 that tests could not confirm the fifth metatarsal fracture.

“After last medical check, there is no doubt,” agent Misko Raznatovic tweeted. “Nemanja Nedovic, unfortunately, will miss World Cup in Spain. He needs to travel to Usa, on Sat.”

The Warriors said Friday that Nedovic was suffering from right foot inflammation as they looked to make a further review of the guard’s condition. Serbia coach Aleksandar Dordevic told reporters on the same day that the injury was a “delicate” one.

Warriors coach Steve Kerr said earlier this month surgery was being discussed for the foot injury.


Warriors’ Nemanja Nedovic to miss FIBA World Cup, according to agent

Warriors guard Nemanja Nedovic, who suffered a foot injury earlier this month while playing for Serbia’s national team, will miss the FIBA World Cup, according to his agent.

“After last medical check, there is no doubt,” agent Misko Raznatovic tweeted Wednesday. “Nemanja Nedovic, unfortunately, will miss World Cup in Spain. He needs to travel to Usa, on Sat.”

The Warriors said Friday that Nedovic was suffering from right foot inflammation as they looked to make a further review of the guard’s condition. Serbia coach Aleksandar Dordevic told reporters on the same day that the injury was a “delicate” one.

After the Serbian team previously informed the Warriors that Nedovic suffered a stress fracture, it later announced that test results did not confirm their fears of a fifth metatarsal fracture.

Nedovic remained sidelined since going down Aug. 3 during an exhibition game against Bosnia in Italy.


Warriors’ Stephen Curry predicts he’ll beat Steve Kerr in 3-point shooting contest

Warriors guard Stephen Curry might have lost to coach Mark Jackson in a friendly 3-point shooting contest last season, but Curry feels he’ll do better facing new coach Steve Kerr.

Curry was asked at the NBA2K Uncensored roundtable discussion in New York City who would win in a 3-point contest between him and Kerr, according to Bleacher Report, and Curry said, “Me.”

“I feel like all great shooters have that confidence no matter who you go up against, you’re going to feel like you’re going to win,” Curry said.

Curry, who led the NBA in made 3-pointers last season, noted that Kerr has the NBA’s top all-time 3-point shooting percentage at 45.4%. Curry is right behind his coach at 44 percent from beyond the arc.

“I’ve got confidence in myself,” Curry told ESPN’s Mike & Mike last week. “I’m sure he would probably say himself as well.

“I’m sure that competition’s going to happen pretty quick once training camp starts…So I’m gunning for him, and hopefully he puts me in position to make that happen.”

Kerr was asked at the Warriors Basketball Camp in Walnut Creek earlier this month if he would challenge Curry to the contest.

“I don’t think I will, but he’s probably going to challenge me,” Kerr said. “I know it’s coming, so I better get my arm loosened up. That’s going to be a tough one.”


Videos: Warriors players, coaches take part in ALS Ice Bucket Challenge as fans asked to join in

Warriors associate head coach Alvin Gentry not only accepted the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, but also is calling upon all Warriors fans to dump ice water over their heads and donate money to charity.

The Ice Bucket Challenge phenomenon has spread ALS awareness across the country as everyone from a Splash Brother to the Warriors’ new head coach is getting in on it.

“Everyone in Warrior Nation, we’re challenging you to the Ice Bucket Challenge,” Gentry said in a video that big man Festus Ezeli posted Monday.

So here’s a compilation of the other videos that Warriors players and coaches have been posted in case you need some inspiration for taking the plunge.

Stephen Curry

Steve Kerr

Draymond Green

Aaron Craft


Warriors’ Stephen Curry on guarding top point guards: ‘I definitely want that challenge’

Warriors guard Stephen Curry told Dime Magazine he wants and expects to take on a more significant role on defense under new coach Steve Kerr.

Former assistant coach Brian Scalabrine said last week Curry wanted to guard top point guards last season and that it was head coach Mark Jackson that made the call to take the “easy way out.”

“One of the things, he [Jackson] made the decision some games to put Klay [Thompson] on the main ball-handler because Klay is a great defender, obviously,” Curry confirmed to Dime. “He’s long and athletic and can hound quicker guys. I definitely want that challenge and I expect that challenge coming into next season.

“But I go into every game expecting — there’s not a game where I don’t guard the opponent’s point guard or whoever their best guard is at some point during games, you always — you can’t take breaks is all, you know. I might not have that, last year I didn’t have that responsibility to start most games, but you have it at some point.”

Curry could get that opportunity. His defense is something he’s worked on and has been praised by one of Kerr’s assistants, Ron Adams. In June, Warriors executive board member Jerry West told CSN Bay Area of Thompson, who has been asked to defend point guards, “I think he would be so much better if he could just cover two guards all the time defensively.”

“Steph wanted to guard Chris Paul,” Scalabrine said on The Doug Gottlieb Show. “He wanted to guard Tony Parker. I can guarantee you. Everyone that knows Steph Curry knows that he’s like an elite competitor.

“But as a staff, Coach Jackson made that decision in saying, ‘Hey, I’m not going to challenge this guy. I’m not going to push this guy to be better on both ends of the floor. I want to save him for the offensive end.’ Look, I think Steph Curry if he was challenged day in and day out to defend, if you want to win a championship, you have to be able to defend your position.”