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Jackson miffed at Warriors' omissions from 3-point contest

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Jackson miffed at Warriors' omissions from 3-point contest

OAKLAND In his short stint as coach of the Warriors, MarkJackson has established himself as someone who will stick up for his players.Hes not afraid to praise his guys even at the risk of hyperbole.Well, Jackson wasnt pleased that the Warriors didnt have aplayer selected for the NBAs 3-point shootout despite having three worthycandidates: Brandon Rush, Klay Thompson and Stephen Curry.
The league selected the following players: Miamis MarioChalmers, Orlandos Ryan Anderson, Minnesotas Kevin Love, Atlantas Joe Johnson,New Jerseys Anthony Morrow and defending champion James Jones of Miami.Love is shooting 36.1 percent from 3-point range, whileJohnson is shooting 35.6 percent.
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Rush is leading the league in 3-point shooting at 54.8percent, Thompson is third in the league at 50 percent and even Curry isshooting 42.5 percent from beyond the arc.I want to congratulate Reggie Miller, Ray Allen, LarryBird, Craig Hodges, Dale Ellis and Steve Kerr, Jackson said. Because BrandonRush and Klay Thompson dont make the cut shooting almost 55 percent and 50percent from 3-point land.Why dont we just fly those guys (this years contestants)into Oakland and we can put something at stake and Ill take my guys.

How Warriors fans can watch game this season with Larry O'Brien Trophy

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How Warriors fans can watch game this season with Larry O'Brien Trophy

Once the NBA season starts, every player is out for the same thing -- a chance to raise the Larry O'Brien Trophy at the end of the year.

During the 2017-18 season, Warriors fans can watch a game at Oracle Arena with the prize possession right by their side. All you need is $2,000. 

If you can write the check, the trophy will pay you a visit in a premium suite, plus two bottle of champagne and a gift bag that includes a six-inch replica trophy and a replica championship ring. 

Fans are limited to four experiences with the trophy per game. 

Darren Rovell of ESPN was first to share the details. 

Damian Lillard: 'I'm not joining nobody' like Kevin Durant did, unless...

Damian Lillard: 'I'm not joining nobody' like Kevin Durant did, unless...

Kevin Durant. LeBron James. Chris Paul. Paul George. LaMarcus Aldridge. Kyrie Irving. Gordon Hayward.

Those just some of the superstars to change teams in the last few years in pursuit of a championship.

But don't expect Damian Lillard to add his name to that list.

While speaking on the latest episode of Complex's Everyday Struggle, the Blazers point guard was asked about the possibility of joining up with other stars to try to win a title.

"I mean, like I said about [former Blazers forward LaMarcus Aldridge], I wouldn't have done it. For me, I'm not joining nobody," Lillard said.

When it was brought up that he'd join LeBron if given the chance, Lillard responded by saying this: "I'm not joining nobody. I would not win a championship before I go and team up and do all that. Unless it was something I couldn't control."

A hypothetical scenario was posed to Lillard: Let's say you're 34 years old (Lillard is currently 27 years old) and you had the chance to join two of your superstar friends on another team. You still wouldn't do it?

"I’m saying this because this is how I feel, not how I feel at the moment. That’s just how I feel about it. I think if that’s what somebody wants to do, I’m not mad at them for doing it. I’m just telling you what I’m not going to do. That ain’t how we get down," Lillard responded.

To wrap up the topic, Lillard was asked if he holds it against any player that does decide to team up with other superstars.

"Nah, if it make them feel good, if they comfortable doing it, then do you," Lillard said.