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Cohn Zohn

Lowell Cohn's pertinent and impertinent take on sports

Iguodala killing Warriors

Here is a link to my Thursday column about Andre Iguodala. The full text runs below: OAKLAND — Andre Iguodala is killing the Warriors. Let’s not tiptoe around this sensitive topic or pretend Iguodala is doing fine. He is killing his team. He’s not killing them as much as Blake Griffin or Chris Paul. We know that. But he’s a murderer in his own right. Murder in the first degree. If he doesn’t change, the Warriors could be lying stiff… Read More »

Curry must have been kidnapped

Here is a link to my Tuesday column about Game 2 between Warriors and Clippers. The full text runs below: LOS ANGELES — Stephen Curry didn’t make it to the Staples Center for the first half of the Clippers’ 138-98 win over the Warriors. It’s such a sad story about Curry’s disappearance, and authorities are conducting a thorough investigation. Bad guys kidnapped Curry before the game and locked him in a broom closet at the arena. The bad guys were… Read More »

on the name Golden State

After Game 1 of this Warriors-Clippers series, I heard two LA journalists talking. One asked the other, “Are you going to Golden State for Game 3?” Golden State? Do the Warriors play their games in Golden State? I thought they play in Oakland. Weird how they are perceived and called around the NBA. These same two guys were saying fans down here are way more interested in the Lakers than the Clippers, even though the Lakers stink and didn’t make… Read More »

Blake Griffin refuses to learn

Here is a link to my Monday column comparing Blake Griffin and David Lee. The full text runs below: LOS ANGELES — This is a tale of two power forwards. Blake Griffin and David Lee. One learns from his mistakes. One doesn’t. Guess which is which. The ability to learn is a key to tonight’s Game 2 between the Clippers and Warriors in their NBA playoff series which the Warriors lead 1-0. Griffin spoke Sunday morning at the Clippers’ workout… Read More »

Warriors win Game 1

Here is a link to my Sunday column about the Warriors’ win in Game 1 of the playoff series against the LA Clippers. The full text runs below: LOS ANGELES — Draymond Green told himself he could get this guy. This guy was Chris Paul, the Clippers’ All-Star point guard. Only 18.9 seconds remained in the first playoff game between the Warriors and Clippers and Paul had the ball in the Clippers’ front court with the Warriors up by two.… Read More »

What we learned about SF Giants

Here is a link to my Friday column about the Giants. The full text runs below: SAN FRANCISCO — This is what we learned about the Giants after their first homestand and after 16 games and after they lost to the Dodgers 2-1 on getaway day. We learned they are not the 1927 Yankees when it comes to hitting. The Giants began the season on the road knocking the rock all over the place. Such power inspired awe and fear… Read More »

Mark Jackson’s problem

Here is a link to my Thursday column about Mark Jackson. The full text runs below: Put aside the euphoria of the Warriors’ excellent season. Put aside they’re in the playoffs the second straight year. Put aside all of that for a moment. Admittedly, it’s a lot to put aside. In a sense, these playoffs are all about coach Mark Jackson’s future. From everything we’ve read, from everything we’ve heard, from the Bat Signal beaming bright over Oakland, we understand… Read More »

Was Kaepernick a gentleman?

Here is a link to my Tuesday column about Colin Kaepernick. The full text runs below: If the 49ers were a movie, their offseason would be titled “Niners Gone Wild.” No need to catalog all the wildness. Better to focus on the leading character in the movie. Colin Kaepernick. Quarterback. Face of the franchise. It’s not the intention of this column to discuss his legal issues — if there even are legal issues. So much is vague and unrevealed. To… Read More »

Warriors lose to Portland

I keep reading and hearing that Steph Curry made a great decision at the very end of the Warriors’ loss to Portland which knocked the Warriors out of the fifth seed in the West. Was it really a great decision? It never is a great decision when Andre Iguodala takes the final shot. He’s not good enough. Harrison Barnes would have been better. Or, excuse me, how about designing a play for Curry? Curry drove the lane and was guarded… Read More »

Aldon Smith and caution

Lots of people are dumping on Aldon Smith right now, saying he’s a bad guy and the Niners need to dump him. Maybe that’s true and maybe that’s what will happen. But be cautious. We know very little about what he did and said at LAX today. As far as I know he’s not been arrested. Has he? I’m reading he said he had a bomb. Is that a fact? Did he literally say “I have a bomb?” Or did… Read More »