Dozens of Warriors greats were at Oracle Arena on Monday night, and there were none greater than Hall-of-Famer Chris Mullin.The Golden State Warriors retired Mullins No. 17 jersey, becoming the sixth player in franchise history to have his number hanging from the rafters. The others are Tom Meschery, Wilt Chamberlain, Alvin Attles, Rick Barry and Nate Thurmond.Although we never achieved the ultimate of winning a championship, I wouldnt trade in the people in this room that I was blessed to be around, said Mullin before the festivities.Who was in that room? People such as former teammates Mitch Richmond, Tim Hardaway, Sarunas Marciulionis, Tom Tolbert, Rod Higgins and Jim Peterson. Also there was former coach Don Nelson, former coach and general manager Garry St. Jean, former athletic trainer Tom Abdenour, former strength and conditioning coach Mark Grabow and long-time equipment manager Eric Housen.My emotions are my memories at this point in my life, Mullin said. After playing for so many years you say it while youre playing: that its all about the people and when its all said and done it truly is.I remember some good nights and some tough nights, but the people who influenced me along the way is what lasts forever and the memories of those people.All the Warriors players wore a Chris Mullin shooting jersey before the game, and even head coach Mark Jackson greeted the media for his pregame availability wearing one.Mullin received video tributes from Magic Johson and Larry Bird, who were teammates of Mullins on the Dream Team.The halftime festivities were hosted by former Warriors play-by-play man Greg Papa with Attles, Hardaway, Richmond and Higgins each speaking glowingly of Mullin.I came here an apprehensive young man, Mullin said. I grew up right here in front of you. The Warriors fans were a huge part of my success and Im proud and happy to call the Bay Area home.Despite boos from the crowd for owner Joe Lacob, the ceremony went on and in the end Mullins daughter, Kiera, unveiled the jersey from the rafters.
Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson will not repeat as the NBA All-Star Game's 3-point shootout champion.
In need of 19 points, Thompson managed only 18 -- that allowed Kemba Walker to advance into the semifinals.
Houston's Eric Gordon had the high score of the first round. He went on to win the championship -- besting Kyrie Irving.
Thompson has made 182 3-pointers this season which ranks him fifth in the league.
Kyrie Irving became a hot topic at All-Star weekend when the Cavs star point guard said he believes planet Earth is flat. No, really, he did.
And it looks like Irving may not be alone. Speaking to the media Saturday, Draymond Green made it known he may be a flat-earth truther too.
"I don't know. I haven't done enough research, but it may be flat," Green said.
For those calling Irving's theory of a flat earth crazy, Green is looking at it in a much different way.
"I wouldn't necessarily say crazy though," he continued with. "It's just his opinion. It's hard to call someone's opinion crazy, that's what he thinks.
"Who’s to say that picture [from NASA] is telling the truth? I can make a round picture with my iPhone today, on the panoramic camera, and make it look round. So, I don’t know. I’m not saying I think it’s flat or round, I don’t know, but it could be.”
Green didn't say definitively that the earth is flat like Irving did, but he sure wouldn't say it's round.
Uh oh: Draymond is a Flat Earth/Kyrie Truther. pic.twitter.com/icJThyG7hx— The Crossover (@TheCrossover) February 18, 2017