Five thoughts on Lakers-Warriors

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Five thoughts on Lakers-Warriors

Five thoughts after the Warriors' 104-101 loss to the Lakers:

1. Dominic McGuire has played--and guarded--all 5 positions on the floor...Every team needs one or two guys like him. 2. It's one thing to read on paper about how tall the Lakers are; it's quite another to SEE how tall they are up close. They were really dwarfing the Warriors front line. 3. Warriors co-owner Peter Guber was glued to his phone for a large chunk of time before the 4th quarter...on the same day he became part of the group to buy the Dodgers..coincidence?4. Andrew Bogut was very animated and into the game over on the Warriors bench. 5. The Warriors should be proud of equaling a team record for fewest turnovers in a game with five. They made the Lakers beat them, they didn't beat themselves. Bonus thought: I told Mark Jackson Tuesday morning that I thought Kobe was overrated--despite his league leading scoring average -- because of his high number of shots per game and his low (especially for him) field goal percentages. His percentages Tuesday night were still quite low (31 on field goals, 20 on 3-point shots), but a great many of the shots he hit -- especially down the stretch -- were the type of clutch shots that render great defense irrelevant. Perhaps the only thing overrated was my ASSERTION that Kobe is overrated!

Conor McGregor works out in throwback Warriors J-Rich jersey

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Conor McGregor works out in throwback Warriors J-Rich jersey

Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather are set to square off in the ring on Aug. 26 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas for one of the biggest fights of all time.

To get ready for one of the most hyped up sporting events in years, McGregor needed a little motivation from the 'We Believe' Warriors to come out victorious in an upset.

In a YouTube video showing the highlights of McGregor during his world tour promoting the fight with Mayweather, McGregor rocked a throwback Jason Richardson Warriors jersey. You can see McGregor in the jersey at the 45-seconds mark.

Richardson averaged 18.3 points and 5.4 rebounds over six seasons with the Warriors. 

McGregor (21-3 in the UFC) is looking to give Mayweather (49-0) the first loss of his career.

Report: Lakers have shown interest in former Warriors guard

Report: Lakers have shown interest in former Warriors guard

Ian Clark is looking for his next basketball home.

And the Lakers have shown interest in the free agent guard, according to The Los Angeles Times' Brad Turner.

Over 77 regular season games with the Warriors last season, Clark averaged 6.8 points while shooting just under 49 percent from the field and over 37 percent from deep.

In 16 playoff games (he did not play in Game 5 of the NBA Finals), he averaged 6.8 points on 50.6 percent shooting overall, and 36 percent from 3-point territory.

Last week, he was asked if he would be back with the Warriors in 2017-18.

"It's not looking like it," Clark said while in Memphis. "Going through that situation right now. As much as I want to stay, it's a business. But we'll see. Anything could happen."

The Warriors do have an open roster spot, but it's quite possible they enter training camp and/or the season with just 14 players under contract.

Golden State can only offer Clark the minimum of $1,577,230.

The Lakers could give Clark up to $4.3 million -- the room mid-level exception.

Drew Shiller is the co-host of Warriors Outsiders and a Web Producer at NBC Sports Bay Area. Follow him on Twitter @DrewShiller