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President Obama Roasts the Warriors ... Burns Steph Curry

2/4/2016 11:47 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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You win ... you get roasted -- and Thursday, the Golden State Warriors became targets for the comedic stylings of President Barack Obama!! 

It's pretty funny -- the entire team arrived to 1600 Pennsylvania Ave to be honored by POTUS ... and Obama delivered zinger after zinger, targeting everyone from Steph Curry to Klay Thompson. 

Really, the only person who got some love was Steph's daughter Riley (besides Steve Kerr who got props for being on the Bulls). 

It's funny stuff ... hail to the chief. 

MC Hammer Ready to Party with Warriors Again ... When We Repeat!

2/3/2016 10:01 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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MC Hammer is already clearing out his schedule for June -- telling TMZ Sports he's fired up and ready to party with the Golden State Warriors again ... when the team repeats as NBA champs! 

Remember, Hammer -- a huge GSW fan -- took a private jet to Cleveland for the finals last year and then raged with the team after they clinched the title! 

And when we saw MC leaving Fat Burger in Bev Hills Tuesday -- he told us he's ready to do it again ... and expects the team to dominate for many years to come. 

#Legit

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Rudy Tomjanovich On How to Beat Warriors: 'If I Knew, I'd Still Be Coaching'

1/27/2016 10:29 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Funny candid moment with Rudy Tomjanovich

The former Rockets and Lakers head coach was at Staples Center Tuesday night for the game ... when asked a question everyone's trying to figure out -- how do you beat the Warriors?

His answer's pretty funny. 

We also asked if he thinks the Warriors can win 73 games this season ... eclipsing the 95-96 Bulls. 

Check out his answer.  

Kobe Bryant Special Wine Worth a Fortune 'Tens of Thousands of Dollars'

1/15/2016 9:34 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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0115-kobe-bryant-bottle-tmz-01Here it is ... a picture of the special bottle of wine the Golden State Warriors gave to Kobe Bryant ... and we're told it's worth a FORTUNE!!

TMZ Sports spoke with John Schwartz -- the owner of the Amuse Bouche Winery in Napa Valley -- who tells us the special 5 liter Jerobaum bottle of 2012 cabernet was specially made for #24. 

"The wine was made by famed winemaker Heidi Barrett," Schwartz tells us -- Barrett happens to be one of the most famous winemakers in the country. 

Schwartz would not put an exact number on the value of the bottle -- but says similar bottles usually sell for "tens of thousands of dollars."

"This one is one of a kind ... it's priceless."

In fact, the bottle was hand-etched and then painted specifically for Bryant -- by request of the owners of the Warriors who are personal friends with Schwartz. 

Bryant was also gifted a Napa vacation package -- complete with dinners at some of the best restaurants in the area. 

BTW, Schwartz says Kobe shouldn't go poppin' this bottle anytime soon -- "It'll be great now ... but I think in 15 to 20 years it'll age beautifully."

Golden State Warriors Proposed Arena Would Cripple Hospital ... Lawsuit Claims

12/17/2015 3:05 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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The mother of a 6-year-old boy with a severe heart condition has filed a lawsuit hoping to stop plans for a new arena for the Golden State Warriors ... 1,000 feet from a children's hospital emergency room. 

Jennifer Wade is suing the chancellor of the University of California at San Francisco -- which owns the land where the proposed arena is set to be built. 

Wade claims the arena would cause traffic, crowds and other obstacles that could block access to lifesaving care. 

In her suit, Wade claims several public officials -- including S.F. mayor Ed Lee forced the university to sign the deal by threatening to retaliate against UCSF in some way if they got in the way of the plans. 

Wade says the issue is deeply personal to her -- since her 6-year-old son Magnus has a congenital heart defect and often seeks treatment at UCSF.

"He often needs emergency care at a moment’s notice. It terrifies me to think about being caught in traffic, unable to bring Magnus to the hospital."

"I filed this lawsuit because I can’t believe that the Chancellor would allow the Warriors to build their arena next to the hospital."

Wade is begging a judge to void the deal asap. 

Drake and Steph Curry Bathroom Lockdown ... At In-N-Out

12/17/2015 10:09 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Drake and Steph Curry were super protected during their late night burger run -- in fact, even the BATHROOM was cleared out when Drake had to pee ... TMZ Sports has learned. 

Check this out ... Drake and Steph hit up the fast food joint in Alameda, CA (right by where the Warriors play) around 1 AM on Thursday morning with a crew of 15 people ... including bodyguards. 

We're told both Drake and Steph were super nice and friendly -- each ordering up a double-double burger with animal style fries ... and Drake got the check. 

But when Drake had to drain the lizard, witnesses at the burger joint tell us they cleared out the bathroom and locked the door so Drizzy had total privacy. 

There's more ... we're told Drake went on the restaurant intercom and shouted his love for "Dub Nation" ... and when Curry's food was ready, Drake yelled, "STEPH CURRY FOR THE FRIES, THO!"

Everyone cheered ... it was awesome. 

BTW, Steph's wife Ayesha was there too and ordered her burger "protein style" -- which is a lettuce wrap instead of a bun. 

Good times. 

Lute Olson Luke Walton Proved Himself ... Will Be Great NBA Coach

12/10/2015 12:45 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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1209-walton-olson-kerr-getty-tmz-01Luke Walton just got a LEGENDARY co-sign from one of the biggest names in basketball coaching history ... who says Walton has already proved he's got what it takes to be a head coach in the NBA.   

TMZ Sports spoke with Luke's college coach Lute Olson -- who's in the Basketball Hall of Fame after a historical run at the University of Arizona.  

Olson tells us he's been paying very close attention to how Walton's doing as the interim coach of the Golden State Warriors -- and says he's convinced Luke is ready for a full-time role. 

"Just watching him on the sideline, he handles himself really well. He is a great communicator. I can tell the players really like him and respect him."

Walton is currently filling in for Steve Kerr -- who also played for Lute -- and Olson says he couldn't be more proud of his proteges.  

As for Luke, Olson believes it's only a matter of time before he gets a serious job offer from another team. 

"I think he will be a very successful NBA coach and there is no doubt in my mind he will be an NBA coach." 

Aries Spears Lakers Will Beat Warriors 'Sun Shines On a Dog's Ass'

11/24/2015 6:45 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

It doesn't matter that they're 17 POINT UNDERDOGS, the Lakers will shock the best team in the NBA tonight and BEAT THE WARRIORS ... for real ... so says Aries Spears

"The sun shines on a dog's ass baby ... and the Lakers got their booty in the air."

The former "Mad TV" star says it's just a matter of time before Golden State starts racking up the Ls ... and says any comparison to the legendary '96 Chicago Bulls team is just plain ridiculous. 

"I'm not sipping the Warriors Kool-Aid," Spears said ... "Until they beat 72-10 I ain't fallin' for it."

Ron Harper '96 Bulls Would BEAT '15 Warriors ... Period.

11/18/2015 8:57 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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1118-ron-harper-getty-01The Golden State Warriors are good ... but they're NOT the 1996 Chicago Bulls ... so says Ron Harper who says his squad is the greatest NBA team of all time. 

The Warriors are 12-0 and dominating -- crushing opponents by an average of 15 points a game ... drawing comparisons to the legendary '96 Bulls ... the first team to ever win 70 regular season games. 

We asked Ron if he thought the Warriors had a shot to break their record (72-10), he didn't hold back. 

"Records are made to be broken but that Bulls team was built on defense and was a BETTER team than the Golden State Warriors."

Harper added, "and no one wins a championship in November and December."

FYI -- the Bulls started 10-2 through their first 12 games ... with superstars like Michael Jordan, Scottie Pippen, Toni Kukoc and Dennis Rodman playing out of their minds on their way to an NBA title. 

By the way, Steve Kerr was also on the '96 Bulls team ... and happens to be the current coach of Golden State. 

Wonder if he feels the same way Harper does ... 

Chris Paul Schmoozin' with Huge Stars ... Before Clips Game

11/3/2015 7:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

1103-floyd-mayweather-clippers-getty-01When you play pro ball in L.A., schmoozin' with the celebrities is part of the job ... just ask Chris Paul who chummed it up with Floyd Mayweather and Kevin Hart before Monday's game. 

Both Floyd and Kev had courtside seats to watch the Clippers take on the Phoenix Suns -- and each star got a personal visit from CP3 before tip off ... pretty cool, right? 

1103-kevin-hart-clippers-getty-01BTW, Kev took his son to the game ... and judging by the look on his face as the Clips pulled away ... dude had a good time. 

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Golden State Warriors Secret Baller Feature On Championship Rings

10/28/2015 2:13 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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The Warriors NBA championship ring has 240 flawless diamonds and almost 1/4 lb. in gold ... but the ring's most badass feature? DIAMONDS that GLOW under black light!!

Jason of Beverly Hills -- jeweler to 250 current NBA players -- tells TMZ Sports the "minimalist" ring has 10 hidden design features ("the inside of the ring is engraved to look like the Oracle Arena rafters") ... but the fluorescent diamonds are most impressive.

"Every diamond fluoresces," Jason told us, "We had to sort each diamond and pick flawless stones that barely fluoresced, with the exception of 4 that fluoresced bright white, almost blue."

Jason says examining the diamonds took 10 to 12 hours per ring. "We literally had guys in our factory in sleeping bags, sorting diamonds."

The glowing diamonds were strategically set at the bottom of the ring ... representing the organizations 4 NBA titles.

The finished product is awesome ... but Jason says he can't take all the credit for the ring ... "I got a good amount of input from the players, especially Steph Curry, Draymond Green, and Andre Iguodala."

#GlowingDiamonds #Swag

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Steph Curry Fan Goes Too Far For An Autograph Now My Family Is Freaked

8/19/2015 1:45 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0819-steph-curry-ayesha-curry-stalking-family-INSTAGRAM-01Steph Curry is one of the true nice guys in the NBA ... but warning to any fans who get too close for comfort -- he has no problem putting you on blast.

BSO called out a tweet from the league MVP ... who got pissed when someone hounded him on a freeway.

Curry has been on cloud nine for months -- winning the NBA Championship, the MVP award, and the birth of a baby girl -- but this little run-in quickly brought him back down to reality.

Unclear if he contacted police over this incident, but it sounds like he's ready to do so, if necessary. 

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Andre Iguodala My Wedding Looked More Like ... All-Star Weekend

8/11/2015 1:12 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0811_andre_wedding_main_launchAndre Iguodala wanted to have an NBA Championship reunion ... so, he went ahead and got married down in Mexico -- along with a bunch of his teammates ... and his wife too.

Iguodala tied the knot with Christina Gutierrez in Cabo over the weekend -- and they could've had one helluva pick-up game during the reception. Andre's Golden State Warriors pals Steph Curry and Klay Thompson were there ... along with Rudy Gay and several other hoops stars.

Talk about crushing a summer -- NBA title, Finals MVP, and then getting hitched to his childhood sweetheart.

Check out the gallery full of the kinda talent Phil Jackson dreams of getting into Knicks unis.

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