June 26, 2011
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At new head coach Mark Jacksons introductory press conference at the NBA Finals, a reporter asked if the Warriors would try and get bigger. Instead of citing Andris Biedrins, David Lee, and Ekpe Udoh, Jackson instead made a bizarre comment about how you can look at the Mavericks and see you dont see size, referencing Tyson Chandler and Shawn Marion.
Getting past the fact that Tyson Chandler is as long as the day is, the approach was interesting and lead you to believe that the Warriors knew they needed to go in another direction down low, if only to pair a true center with Lee.
With the amount of money Biedrins makes (hes owed another 27 million over three years), its natural that the Latvian who has slid backwards with bigger responsibilities since showing promise with the We Believe team of the late 2000s would be the one to go.
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Tiger Woods' re-felted pool table is for all of Raider Nation.
To no surprise, quarterback Derek Carr approves of the new look.
The golf legend tweeted a picture of his new table where he went with silver felt and a Raiders logo right in the middle. Woods' table also has silver and black balls with the Raiders logo on them.
Woods grew up in Southern California and attended Stanford in 1994, the Raiders' last year in Los Angeles. That same year, Woods helped the Cardinal become the NCAA Division I golf champions before turning pro.
After signing a four-year, $36 million deal with the A's before the 2012 season, Yoenis Cespedes' time in Oakland came to an end halfway through his third season.
The current Mets star certainly hasn't forgetten his time in Oakland, sharing his desire to end his career back where he started it to the San Francisco Chronicle.
“I wish that happens,” Cespedes said on Friday with the A's taking on his Mets in New York. “I told (Jerry) Blevins, ‘I don’t know how many years I’m going to play, but I’m going to play the last year of my career with Oakland.’ I don’t know if that’s possible or not, but that’s my goal.”
Cespedes, who has also played in Boston and Detroit, loved his time in Oakland.
“I still love the A’s, they were the first team to give me an opportunity to play in the big leagues," Cespedes said. “I love Oakland all the time.”
Another key reason for Cespedes' hope to return to the A's one day is how much he enjoyed playing for manager Bob Melvin.
“I tell my guys here all the time that he’s the best manager for me so far,” Cespedes said. “I don’t think there’s a better manager than Melvin.”
Cespedes hit .262 with 66 home runs in his time with the A's. Over his six-year career, the slugging outfielder owns a career .272 batting average with 146 homers.