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Today on KSR: The Warriors are Human

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Folks, we got ourselves a series.

The Golden State Warriors’ kryptonite has been uncovered and it’s in the form of injuries. Playing without Kevin Durant or Klay Thompson, Golden State did not have enough ammunition at The Oracle.

Steph Curry had a playoff career-high 47 points, but it was the Raptors who took control of the series. Kawhi Leonard scored 30 points, Kyle Lowry had 23-9 and Danny Green hit six three-pointers to lead Toronto to a 123-109 game three victory. If the Warriors don’t get their act together in Friday’s game four, they may have dug a hole too deep for even Durant and Thompson to help them climb out of.

There are a few more NBA stories to get to, but first, we have the most significant Kerry Blackshear Jr. news since he announced his intentions to leave Virginia Tech.

Kerry Blackshear Jr. Visits Florida

Late last night the Big Blue Nation received some bad news. According to the Blackshear whisperer Corey Evans, today the talented Virginia Tech grad transfer will begin an official visit to Florida. He’ll make the short drive from his hometown of Orlando to Gainesville.

This news comes as a surprise to Kentucky fans and coaches, who expected to land Blackshear’s first official visit. Things tend to move quickly for grad transfers. If the Cats can convince the talented power forward to just take a visit to Lexington, it will be a win. However, Florida will push for Blackshear to make a decision before he leaves campus. If he does pull the trigger to play for his home state school, the Gators will be scary in 2019-20.

Vince Carter will Retire

One of the most explosive players in NBA history will break one more record before he hangs up his sneakers for good. Yesterday Vince Carter announced the 2019-20 season will be his last.

“I’ve got one more in me,” Carter said on The Jump. “One more run.”

Next year will be Carter’s 22nd NBA season, a new record, breaking the mark held by Dirk Nowitzki, Robert Parish, Kevin Willis and Kevin Garnett. One of the last superstars still in the league from my childhood, he helped me learn an early lesson: trying to dunk and put your arm through a rim is painful, even on a 7.5-foot goal. Carter’s news still wasn’t the biggest of the day.

Paul Pierce’s Revelation

Eleven years ago, Paul Pierce was infamously taken off the court in a wheelchair. After only a few minutes in the locker room, he returned to action to help the Boston Celtics win game one of the 2008 NBA Finals. Last night Pierce admitted he did not miraculously heal by drinking some of Michael’s Special Stuff. Something else “went down.”

Coach Cal’s Camp heads to E-Town

John Calipari is taking his new Kentucky basketball team to Elizabethtown for this afternoon’s satellite camp. It’s the last one on the road this week before the team returns to home base for this weekend’s Father/Son Camps. For more information on the events click here. You can find a few interesting highlights from the trip to Cynthiana here.

Visitors Receive a Cajun Treat

Kentucky football official visitors arrived on campus yesterday afternoon. One of the first things the football stars were treated to was a crawfish boil. Freddie Maggard kicked off summer “4 for 40” Wednesday’s with a cajun cookout.

And now I’m hungry. Thanks, Freddie.

Pardon My Takeover

America’s No. 1 sports podcast is controlling the KSR airwaves this morning. Big Cat, PFT Commenter and Handsome Hank will share why they’re the greatest basketball recruiters in the world and answer the question ‘Is a lifetime contract for life?’ Hear all the hi-jinx here from 10-Noon.

D-Day 75

At this moment 75 years ago, the world changed on the beaches of Normandy thanks to more than a million courageous Allied soldiers. The largest amphibious invasion in human history turned the tide in World War II, effectively marking the beginning of the end for Nazi Germany.

The occasion is being celebrated in a variety of ways. A ceremony at Omaha Beach was held earlier this morning to honor the fallen. Documentaries and movies will fill cable TV screens, while news outlets across the country publish incredible in-depth articles (I highly recommend “My Grandfather’s Secret D-Day Journal“). 97-year old American Tom Rice relived his experience in the 101st Airborne by parachuting into a field of wildflowers that looked quite a bit different in 1944.


Article written by Nick Roush

"Look upon the doughnut, and not upon the hole." @RoushKSR

16 Comments for Today on KSR: The Warriors are Human

  1. Ridge Runner
    9:18 am June 6, 2019 Permalink

    Man, I gotta take a crap.. bring me a wheelchair.
    Ehhhh… yeah, okay.

    • Ridge Runner
      9:21 am June 6, 2019 Permalink

      Wonder if it had a hole cut out in the seat.. hmmm.
      Alright I’m stopping..

    • I think he seemed to be hinting that it was a case of the Montezuma’s revenge and he didn’t think he could make it to the potty in time without a little help. No one would have wanted THAT on national TV. lol

    • ibescootch
      11:08 am June 6, 2019 Permalink

      It amazes me that we don’t see more sickness-related stuff in professional sports. Like puking or pooping on the court or field. That stuff can sneak right up on you.

      When I was a kid playing summer soccer, I would get so excited I would pee my shorts during games. Like every game. I would hold it as long as possible, and then in a flurry of on-ball activity, it’d just come out.

    • natedaddy
      11:36 am June 6, 2019 Permalink

      I recall a few years ago, Tony Stewart winning a nascar race in which the announcers said he was battling some kind of sickness. They mentioned he was gonna be late showing up in the winners circle because he had to change into a new fire suit. Translation: he either puked or $hit (or both) all over himself in order to win the race!

  2. Ridge Runner
    9:20 am June 6, 2019 Permalink

    Oh & thx for the d-day remembrance shout out. Truly a historic and emotional time.

    • Yes, absolutely. That guy doing that jump at 97 is pure awesomeness. I get chills and misty when I think about those guys walking into that hailstorm of bullets, artillery, etc.

      God bless all our troops and vets. Thank you for your service, RR and RG.

  3. DelrayCat
    9:41 am June 6, 2019 Permalink

    Wow, Cousins was really bad last night… I mean downright awful. Granted, he’s clearly not 100%, but I have to think anybody watching him play realizes he’s never going to be worthy of a fat contract again. He’s an excellent passer and can play decent defense and rebound most of the time when paired against similar-sized players. But the game is changing, and back to the basket big man are not as valuable as they once were…. especially ones with poor lateral movement and an inability to guard smaller players after a switch. Honestly, this may be why Blackshear is not being regarded as a pro big man right now because he doesn’t really have great mobility to play position-less basketball like the NBA has moved toward.

    • StuckinLville
      10:28 am June 6, 2019 Permalink

      I love Cousins but all that complaining to the refs needs to stop. It’s the playoffs. Just play!

  4. BTownUKFan
    9:54 am June 6, 2019 Permalink

    People denigrating the Warriors fail to mention they were missing KG and Klay Thompson. Any team will take a dip in performance losing to key players. It changes the dynamics on both ends of the court. If Toronto wins the series it will have more to do with Warrior injuries than superior talent.

    • 4everUKblue
      9:57 am June 6, 2019 Permalink

      Sorry BTown, I posted before seeing your comment and you are on the money.

    • runningunnin.454
      10:02 am June 6, 2019 Permalink

      Agree; hard to maintain offensive intensity with two great players out. I have been surprised with the Warriors’ poor defense; they won game 2 only because the Raptors missed wide open shots.

    • I don’t know who’s failing to mention it. Nick mentioned it in this post.

    • BTownUKFan
      11:22 am June 6, 2019 Permalink

      Chris g…he headlined the article with “The Warriors are human”. Superman is sapped of his powers by kryptonite but that doesn’t make him human.

  5. 4everUKblue
    9:56 am June 6, 2019 Permalink

    They were also missing two key starters. Don’t you think that might be a big part of the way they looked last night?

    • nocode96
      11:59 am June 6, 2019 Permalink

      Two key starters or…one of the best shooters in the game ever and one of the greatest players to ever lace them up! Lol. And an Iggy nowhere near 100%. Leonard is special, Toronto is good, but if GS gets healthy, this won’t even be close in the end.