Bay Area News Group columnists Tim Kawakami and Marcus Thompson II break down the Warriors’ thrilling overtime victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers Thursday night in Game 1 of the NBA Finals.
There’s nothing like a big sporting event to bring back all the fun old recycled goods, like this video of Steph Curry rapping while in school at Davidson.
Advance warning: it’s very hard on the ears.
In case you’re wanting to know more about how this musical atrocity came to be, the New York Times wrote a whole story about it:
In case you have missed any of our around-the-clock Warriors-Cavaliers coverage, you’ve come to the right place. Here’s a roundup of the latest and greatest on the cusp of Thursday night’s Game 1:
Here’s some of what is being said in Cleveland and elsewhere around the country as Game 1 approaches:
The moms of Draymond Green and Harrison Barnes, Mary Babers-Green and Shirley Barnes, share their thoughts about their sons and what it would mean to watch them win an NBA championship.
The Warriors’ Stephen Curry was born in the same Akron, Ohio hospital as the Cavaliers’ LeBron James.
Curry within months had moved out of the state. James grew up in the area and now could lead Cleveland to its first major professional sports championship in 51 years.
Curry is well aware of the drought and joked that instead of James, he could be the one to end it even though he doesn’t actually self-identify himself as an Akron native.
“No disrespect to LeBron,” Curry told Good Morning America, smiling. “I want to be the first Akron guy to bring a championship to that area, so it should be fun.”
The Warriors and Cavaliers open play in the NBA Finals beginning tonight at Oracle Arena.
LeBron James used to go out of his way to watch Stephen Curry play. And like he does now, Curry put on a show.
“I just kind of read upon his story from Day 1 how under-recruited he was,” James told reporters.
“I just thought he was special. I thought he was a special kid. I’m very good at noticing talent, and I thought he was special then. And obviously, he is now still.”
One time, James was playing at Charlotte made his way over to Davidson. Another time, he made the drive over to Detroit for an NCAA tournament game. Both times, he was caught on camera being blown away.
Here’s video from his trips to get his fix of Curry.