It's a very good thing we don't care for the NBA (or the Warriors, really) because Golden State is becoming the Oakland Raiders of professional basketball.
-August: Stephen Jackson publicly asks to be traded.
-Sept. 28: Monta Ellis says he won't share the backcourt with first-round pick Stephen Curry.
-Oct. 9: Jackson bursts out at coach Don Nelson in preseason game against the Lakers and gets two-game suspension for it.
-Oct. 13: Jackson asked to relinquish his position as captain, but doesn't really seem to mind.
"I don't want to be a role model. ... Being captain was overrated to me, anyway. You don't do anything but go out before the game and talk to the refs. I don't want to do that, anyway."We're sure far more missteps have happened since going 29-53 last season, but we haven't really paid much attention, because these are the Warriors and bad things happen to the Warriors.
So, who's ready for basketball season? Wake us up when the Lakers have won it again.