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    May 24, 2013

    Bay to Breakers Shirts Unloaded at Los Angeles Sports Paraphernalia Website

    Regardless of one's thoughts on open-air drinking, urinating, running, and no-backpack-having, the Bay to Breakers is a San Francisco institution. For more than a century, a malleable ratio of actual runners and drunks have hoofed it from San Francisco Bay to San Francisco's Ocean Beach. So it' ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 3, 2013

    Warriors: What the Nuggets Fans Are Saying Today

    We've been blessed here in the Bay. The Sports Gods have granted us a cornucopia of sports ecstasy. There've been dreamlike successes--from the Giants' championship to the 49ers Super Bowl run. But more than that, there've been epic performances: Matt Cain's perfect game; Pablo Sandoval's three home ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 30, 2013

    After All That, Warriors Still Enter Game Five As Significant Betting Underdogs

    This evening, the Warriors will have their chance to send the Denver Nuggets to an early summer vacation. Such a possibility certainly seemed unlikely just a week or so ago, when the Warriors lost game 1 of the series and also All-Star forward David Lee to a season-ending hip flexor tear. Even mor ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 26, 2013

    Here Is Your Golden State Warriors 2013 Playoffs Drinking Game

    Steph Curry's ballin'. Mark Jackson's preaching. Klay Thompson's shooting. Harrison Barnes is dunking. Andrew Bogut's blocking. Kent Bazemore's dancing. And Andris Biedrins is looking tan as ever. There's much reason for excitement in G-State. Roaracle will be thunderous when the Warriors take the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 16, 2013

    "Warriors on the Waterfront" Rally Catches So-Called Allies Off-Guard

    The battle for -- and against -- the Golden State Warriors' proposed waterfront arena is heating up. So it wasn't a surprise to see a group calling itself "Warriors on the Waterfront" throwing a noontime rally on the City Hall steps today. Unless you're a member of the group's "steering committ ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 13, 2012

    Warriors Beat the Heat and Show the World Their New Swag

    Last night's win turned heads. It's not just that the Warriors beat the defending champion Miami Heat; not just that they led after every quarter. The Wizards, after all, have also beat the Heat. The win turned heads because it showed the world how the Warriors have won 12 of their last 15 games, in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 30, 2012

    Andrew Bogut Injury Cover-Up Was a Stupid-Ass Thing To Do

    During time-outs, the Warriors, like presumably all professional sports team, hold "vote our guys to the all-star game!" gimmicks. During a game earlier this month, for instance, three or four youngish and smiling people jogged onto the court, each waving over their head a giant cut-out of a player' ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 22, 2012

    Golden State Warriors Owners Confirm Plan to Move to San Francisco

    When Golden State Warriors brass told Oakland that the city was "still in the running," they might as well have said, "I do still want to be with you, I just think it would be best for both of us to see other people for a little bit, so we can grow as individuals before committing to each other." M ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 22, 2012

    Warriors, City Make Stadium Plans Official -- But "Nothing" in Writing Yet

    The city and the Golden State Warriors held a press conference today on Piers 30-32 -- and everybody came. The mayor! The lieutenant governor! The police and fire chiefs! Rose Pak! The starting power forward! A platoon of laborers who moved shrubberies to strategic locations! Everybody! Whether the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 21, 2012

    Golden State Warriors Are Probably Moving to San Francisco

    There is an immediate bit of good news accompanying the reports that the Golden State Warriors are moving to San Francisco: There's a strong chance the team will finally trash the comically antiquated "Golden State" part of the name, which it absurdly adopted when it moved from San Francisco to Oakl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 18, 2012

    Warriors Fans Now Know the Euphamisms for Tanking

    The Warriors have lost 13 of their last 15 games. With six regular season games left, it is becoming increasingly crucial that the Warriors continue, if not exceed, their current losing trend. A few years ago, the team traded its 2012 first round pick for Marcus Williams, who would score a total of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 4, 2012

    Don Nelson's Time in Golden State Was Like A Four Loko Bender

    Don Nelson's stints as head coach of the Warriors were like those nights when a group friends decide to shotgun a case of Four Loko then club hop through the city. Those nights start off gloriously. There's excitement and energy and gratuitous high-fiving and within hours they're locking down extra ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 9, 2012

    Jeremy Lin Latest One Who Got Away from Warriors

    ​The Golden State Warriors' transcendent moments have resonated so strongly because the team's status quo is unmitigated failure. Failure has built up atop failure, creating a rich loam with which to grow more failure. The franchise that traded Robert Parrish and the draft pick that became Kevin M ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 9, 2011

    Miami Horror Thinks American Culture Is Strange, Is Not That Into the '80s

    Miami Horror sheds some light​Everyone's talking about Miami these days, whether it be the electronic show to end all --  Ultra Music Festival -- or how horrible the Miami Heat is playing. Break out of those mundane conversations and introduce your ears to Australian band Miami Horror, k ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 22, 2010

    Lucas Anthony Tang, Toddler, Plunges to Death At Warriors-Lakers Game

    ​Our sister paper, OC Weekly, tracked down the identity of the 2-year-old who fell to his death from a luxury box following yesterday's Golden State Warriors-Los Angeles Lakers game at the Staples Center. The Child was Lucas Anthony Tang of Garden Grove in Orange County.

  • Blogs

    November 16, 2010

    Today's Most Popular Stories

    ​In which we determine what discerning readers are reading elsewhere and save you the trouble of going there by showcasing it here. Curbed SF: What do you get for pouring $733 grand into a San Francisco house already valued at $865,000 and then putting it back on the market a scant six months late ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 15, 2010

    Chris Cohan's Worst Screwups As Warriors Owner

    ​With the end of Warriors owner Chris Cohan's 16-year tour of mismanagement here, long-suffering fans of the franchise are jubilant. The team was sold for a record $450 million to a group led by Joseph Lacob, a Celtics part-owner and partner at the Menlo Park venture capital firm KPCB; and Mandala ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 9, 2010

    LeBron James: A Whore For Our Times

    ​First things first: LeBron James owed the Cleveland Cavaliers and their fans nothing. Professional basketball is a business. And, in choosing to jilt the Cavs and the fans who had loved and supported him since his schoolboy days, he ostensibly made a business decision. Cold-hearted -- but that's ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 8, 2010

    Golden State Warriors' Bay Bridge Logo Arriving This Week From China

    For the bridge, it's a great time out...​How overdue is the erection of the eastern span of the Bay Bridge? Well, the Golden State Warriors couldn't wait for the span to actually exist before adopting it as their new logo. With portions of the signature tower sections set to arrive in Oakland tomo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 10, 2010

    Mistah FAB & DJ Spair's 'Hella Dope' Take On Local/Low-Brow Culture Might Offend You

    ​Question: What do the Golden State Warriors, Stewie Griffin from the TV show Family Guy, Donkey Kong, Mims' "This is Why I'm Hot," and rather offensive charicatures of drunk Mexicans have in common?(Answer after the jump...)

  • Blogs

    June 8, 2010

    Golden State Warriors' New Logo Incorporates Yet-To-Be-Built Bay Bridge

    ​Let's get this out of the way: We like it. We hated Thunder and do not mourn his passing. The Golden State Warriors' new logo, clearly modeled after the yet-to-be-erected eastern span of the Bay Bridge, brings us a wave of nostalgia the team's play of late has not. Not only are the new-old (old-n ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 8, 2010

    Congratulations, Don Nelson. Now Retire.

    Alone at the top​Last night, the Golden State Warriors dispatched Minnesota, 116-107. This year, any victory for the Warriors is cause for celebration; the team is struggling to win 30 percent of its games. But this one was special: It was victory No. 1,333 for coach Don Nelson -- the league's all ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 14, 2010

    Warriors Rolling Ticket Prices Back to 1976 Levels Tomorrow

    J.D. McCarthy basketball cardRick Barry was in his heyday the last time you could plink down eight bucks to watch the Warriors​The Golden State Warriors are losing two-thirds of their games, many of the team's most promising players are wearing business suits while sitting on the injured reserve, ... More >>

  • Music

    November 18, 2009
  • Blogs

    November 17, 2009

    Rate the Warriors' Latest Panic Trade

    Another lump of coal in the Warriors' stocking​Yesterday's unloading of malcontent guard Stephen Jackson was the latest installment of a longtime Golden State Warriors tradition: Sending talented and disgruntled stars out of town for mere cents on the dollar. But how bad was it compared to the tea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 2, 2009

    Mr. and Mrs. Charming -- He's Got a Machete, She's Drunk -- Terrorize the Sunset

    In response to the common San Francisco notion that nothing ever happens out in the avenues -- and in an homage to the NBA's latest line of advertisements -- we present you with a new slogan -- The Sunset: Where machete-wielding crazies and their inebriated girlfriends happen. In the wee hours Sunda ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 6, 2009

    S.F. Impresario Claims Partner In Exhibiting Pro Basketball Games Ripped Him Off for $124K. NBA Action -- It's Faaaantastic!

    Basketball can be beautiful -- but not when your buddies are (allegedly) bilking you out of hundreds of thousands of dollarsIn a case that we will refrain from spicing up with any references to whistles for hard fouls, the Palace at Auburn Hills Melee, or any other NBA basketball arcana, a local man ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 23, 2008

    Flogging Molly to Play Two Nights at the Fillmore

    What with the Red Sox breaking the Bambino's curse, The Departed becoming an instant classic, and the Celtics winning the NBA Finals, Boston is all the rage these days. If green is your favorite color, then go rock out wicked hard with Flogging Molly at the Fillmore Oct. 19 and 20. They're from L.A. ... More >>

  • Music

    January 16, 2008
  • Blogs

    December 12, 2007

    LastNight: Tool at Bill Graham Civic Includes Jello Biafra, Primus

    (Maynard, the newest Blue Man) BETTER THAN: Meeting Cthulhu DOWNLOAD: Some Tool samples. By Ezra Gale Suppose you're a musician, alone in your bedroom with your guitar and your metronome and your blacklight Black Sabbath poster that lights up the whites of Ozzy's eyes every time you close your door ... More >>

  • News

    December 5, 2007

    My Tunes: Kelenna Azubuike

    Warrior and music lover

  • Blogs

    August 28, 2007

    Beastie Boys Q&A: B-Boys Visit Bay Area For Rhymin', Stealin', B. Diddy and Warriors Basketball

    The Beastie Boys came, they saw, they brought the funk down from the Heavens for the Bay Area this past weekend. Rocking an instrumental set last Friday at San Francisco’s Warfield (visit my personal gallery), and more of a triple-trouble emcee throwdown Saturday at Berkeley’s Greek Theatre (yet ... More >>

  • News

    March 14, 2007

    Full Nelson

    Can pro basketball's second-winningest coach put the Warriors back on the warpath? Don't count him out too quick.

  • Culture

    January 24, 2007

    Hoop Dreaming

    Basketball as a metaphor for life almost works on stage

  • Home Entertainment

    December 20, 2006

    Posterizing EA

    NBA 2K7 towers over the competition

  • News

    March 8, 2006

    Hustle & Flow

    He can defend and fly with the best of them. But can the rookie straight out of high school stick in the NBA?

  • Home Entertainment

    January 4, 2006

    Full Court Pressure

    College Hoops 2K6 will bring out your inner Bobby Knight.

  • Best of San Francisco

    May 11, 2005
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    May 11, 2005
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    May 11, 2005
  • Calendar

    March 24, 2004

    Round One!

    Get KO'd at the Cow Palace

  • News

    February 11, 2004

    He Stats! He Scores!

    Aptos statistics geek Roland Beech just might change how the NBA plays -- and you watch -- basketball

  • News

    October 15, 2003

    Nice Guys Finish First

    The Positive Coaching Alliance asks hard-bitten coaches to fill out workbooks and recite management jargon. It also has them saying things like, "I want to go back and relive my childhood and be coached like this."

  • Best of San Francisco

    May 14, 2003

    Best Coach

    Eric Musselman, Golden State Warriors

  • Best of San Francisco

    May 14, 2003

    Best Warriors Fans

    Bob Fitzgerald and Jim Barnett

  • News

    February 5, 2003

    More At 11:00

    An Exclusive Look at Secret Plans for Revolutionary Change in San Francisco Television News

  • News

    February 27, 2002

    This is NOT a story about L.A. Lakers star Kobe Bryant

    Meet John Cox, a USF swingman who is a cousin and friend to Kobe -- and quite at home with his own game and his own life

  • News

    February 14, 2001

    Daydream Believers

    In the middle of another catastrophic season, the Golden State Warriors refuse to face the probability that they're as bad as they seem

  • News

    November 22, 2000

    Apocalypse, Now and Then

    A measured look at the serious policy implications of recent changes in San Francisco newspaper ownership

  • Music

    December 15, 1999

    Still a Beautiful Mess

    Once considered just another L.A. rock casualty, former Thelonious Monster leader Bob Forrest returns to the land of the living with the Bicycle Thief

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