Advisory committee set for Warriors' new arena

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Advisory committee set for Warriors' new arena

A 16-member Citizens Advisory Committee was established to provide community input for the construction of the Warriors' new waterfront arena on Piers 30-32, San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee announced Thursday.

Public input and review is critical to the success of building a state-of-the-art, privately-financed, multi-purpose Warriors waterfront arena that will create jobs and strengthen San Franciscos economy, Mayor Lee said. I look forward to working with the members of the Citizens Advisory Committee to develop a legacy project on our Citys waterfront that is inclusive and reflective of our diverse and world class City.

The proposal would establish a long-term lease between the Warriors and the city. The team would shoulder the estimated 100 million cost of refurbishing the piers, and privately finance the facility's construction.

Before undertaking the building of an arena that would seat 17,000-19,000 and create thousands of jobs and stimulate the local economy, the Citizens Advisory Committee has four key meetings scheduled.

Aug. 23: Overview of the CAC and Introduction on Water & Land Regulatory Use
Sept. 6: Transportation and Overview of the Embarcadero Corridor
Sept. 13: Citywide Planning and Development
Sept. 27: Neighborhood Impacts

"We intend to work with our neighbors, and with the city, to put forward the best possible project, said Warriors President and CEO Rick Welts. We recognize the importance of the location. We look forward to creating the most beautiful sports and entertainment complex in the nation, and to bringing people closer to the Bay in this beautiful waterfront location.

Klay must have one thing before every game or 'chalk it up as a loss for me'

Klay must have one thing before every game or 'chalk it up as a loss for me'

Klay Thompson is really good at basketball.

He's been an All-Star three straight years and was named Third-Team All-NBA the last two seasons.

What's the secret to his success? He recently talked about his preparation with CBS Sports:

"My approach to the game is a lot more caluculated now -- as far as getting my rest, recovery after a big workout. Balancing your life is essential; on the court, off the court -- it's huge.

"As a high school player and as a collegiate, I would just kind of show up and play. As a professional, I have a certain routine that is very regimented. If I don't have a gameday nap you might as well chalk it up as a loss for me. I have to have my gameday nap just to get my mind right, get a little rest, maximize your energy for the game.

"Whether it's the arena or the practice gym, we're always there. Don't get to see the light of day sometimes so it's very important for me to get outside -- get some sun, get some fresh air.

"You have to get your mind off the game. I'm really a simple man -- it could be just sitting outside reading a book or playing pool, playing chess, video games. I love to take my dog, Rocco, to the park -- just stuff to keep your mind active, or your body active and get away from baskteball.

"You need that balance in your life. You can't just get totally consumed by basketball and then it kind of wears on your happiness. You gotta have a certain balance so you are eager to go to the game every day, and your hungry to get in the arena and put on a show."

First thing that comes to mind: McCollum's six words to describe Warriors

First thing that comes to mind: McCollum's six words to describe Warriors

The Warriors ended the Blazers' season with a 128-103 victory in Game 4 on Monday night.

And Portland shooting guard C.J. McCollum now has some free time on his hands.

On Thursday, his flight got delayed, so he held an impromptu Q&A on Twitter.

One question asked: "First thing that comes to mind when u think of the Warriors?'

McCollum's response:

The Warriors averaged over 27 assists in the series and shot over 40 percent from 3-point territory.

Golden State has ended Portland's season each of the last two years.

McCollum was terrific in Game 1 (41 points) and Game 3 (32 points) but struggled in Game 2 (11 points, 4 for 17) and Game 4 (six points, 2 for 12).

Next season is Year 1 of the 4-year, $106.6 million contract he signed last summer.