Nelson Shows Players His Social Side

Nelson Shows Players His Social Side

Feb. 20, 2010 WARRIORS PAGEWARRIORS VIDEO
We all know Warriors coach Don Nelson isnt afraid to use some unconventional coaching techniques.And that was again the case on Thursday afternoon, even though the Warriors didnt have a game.After the teams noon practice, Nelson took rookie Stephen Curry, second-year shooting guard Anthony Morrow, D-League signee Anthony Tolliver and a couple coaches to Smittys -- a downtown Oakland bar -- for some quality time and shuffleboard.When Nelson was asked about his bonding session with the players the following day, he seemed a little taken aback.Youre not supposed to know about that, Nelson said.When Nelson was told that both Morrow and Curry posted about the days activities on Twitter, he was a little more forthcoming.Actually, I was out of money and I needed some cash so I took the young guys out and shot a little shuffleboard with them in the afternoon, Nelson said. And took their money.Thursday wasnt the first time Nelson has taken players out to play some shuffleboard to Smittys a couple of years ago he corralled Baron Davis and Stephen Jackson and ventured to the Grand Avenue gathering spot for an afternoon session.Nelson is an avid poker player and used to play cards with GM Larry Riley, among others, when Riley traveled with the team.-- Matt SteinmetzWhat's your take? Email Matt and let him know. He may use it in his weekly Mailbag.

Draymond Green to wear custom 'Sideline Racism' Nike shoes

Draymond Green to wear custom 'Sideline Racism' Nike shoes

For all Week 13 NFL games, players have the clearance to wear custom-designed cleats to highlight a cause that they are passionate about. And Draymond Green is joining the movement with his Nike shoes this weekend. 

Green will wear specially designed yellow and blue Nikes that read, "Sideline Racism." On Twitter, Green wrote "I stand with my @NFL brother this weekend in wearing @RISEtoWIN's Sideline Racism shoes in uniting against racism. We stand united @NFL."

The shoes are through RISEtoWIN, whose Twitter profile states the organization as "dedicated to harnessing the unifying power of sports to improve race relations."

RISE (the Ross Initiative in Sports for Equality) is a non-profit organization, which was founded by Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross in 2015. 

Bogut voices opinion on use of marijuana in NBA

Bogut voices opinion on use of marijuana in NBA

A day after Steve Kerr told Monte Poole on The Warriors Insider Podcast that he used marijuana twice over the last year and a half, players around the league are offering their take on the use of pot in the NBA.

The latest is former Warriors center Andrew Bogut.

According to ESPN's Tim MacMahon, Bogut had this to say on Saturday evening prior to the Mavericks game against the Bulls.

"I've never tried it. I don't know how much it helps, but from what I heard from guys who are retired and have chronic injuries, they say it helps a lot. Like I said, you are bringing a big can of worms if you allow it [without restrictions]. If you have open season, you're going to have guys, I guarantee you're going to have people playing in a game or practicing high. It's just the reality of it. You have guys in pro sports playing hungover. You have guys come to practice drunk sometimes. That's how it is. If you all of the sudden can smoke, although there are a lot of positives to it, the downside is you could possibly have a lot of guys that are not 100 percent in the present. I think that's why the league is saying what it's saying. But as far as it being legal in society, it should be fine to be legal. It's a plant, it's an herb, it's a weed. … People that I've known that smoke, friends of mine, they're the most chill kind of people ever. They don't want to cause problems or fight. They usually just want to get a bag of Cheetos and sit there and watch TV or whatever. I think the effects of alcohol are far worse than weed can ever be."

Bogut played for Kerr the last two seasons before being traded to Dallas this offseason.

Earlier on Saturday, Draymond Green and Klay Thompson offered their support for Kerr.