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Lowell Cohn's pertinent and impertinent take on sports

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 »

Stephen Curry’s ball-handling sins

Here is a link to my Sunday column about Stephen Curry, not a ball handler. The full text runs below: No offense to Stephen Curry, but what’s with that wacky ball handling? Curry is a blue-chip NBA player, a true star. Look, we all know that. He is the Warriors’ best player by a mile, and he is the Warriors’ point guard, and that’s a good thing. Until the fourth quarter when it is a very bad thing. Stephen Curry… Read More »

Warriors blown out in Game 5

Here is the opening to my Wednesday column about the blowup the Spurs put on the Warriors in Game 5 of their series: SAN ANTONIO For the first time in this semifinal series, the Warriors looked like a young team and played like a young team. The Spurs were up just three points at halftime, and they had labored to get there. You had to figure the Warriors would make a run in the third quarter, just go off with… Read More »

Warriors lose at home

Here is the opening to my Saturday column from Game 3 of the Warriors-Spurs series: OAKLAND — The Warriors didn’t wait until double overtime to lose to San Antonio as they did in Game 1 of their playoff series. That wasn’t necessary. And they didn’t run the Spurs out of the building with 3-point shots and lightning bursts down the lane as they did in Game 2. That was out of the question. Reality made an appearance at Oracle Arena… Read More »

Stephen Curry’s ankle

Here is the opening to my Monday column about Stephen Curry: he Warriors have a problem. The problem is the ankle. The ankle is Stephen Curry’s. Before we get to ankle issues, here’s what this column was going to be before Curry sprained his right ankle — yes, that ankle — with about six minutes left in an easy win over the Wizards on Saturday night. The column would have been about the resurgent and reborn Golden State Warriors —… Read More »

Warriors could have used Stephen Curry

Here is the opening to my Thursday column from the Warriors-Heat game: OAKLAND Pardon me for committing heresy on Wednesday. What was my heresy? I didn’t write about Colin Kaepernick’s Little League coach or Jim Harbaugh’s haircut or Jed York’s seventh-grade history teacher. In short, I didn’t write about 49ers’ stuff — and we’re getting pretty deep into 49er trivia these days as we search for story ideas. The Niners will play a game on Sunday in Atlanta but they… Read More »

Ixnay on Stephen Curry

Steph Curry will not play tonight against the Heat. At today’s shootaround he stepped awkwardly on the foot of Festus Ezeli and sprained his ankle. Coach Mark Jackson said he doesn’t know how long Curry will be out but he doesn’t expect it to be long. Jackson said he has confidence in his other point guards — Jarrett Jack will start. Curry sprained the right ankle, the one that had surgery.

What the Warriors must do with Curry

It’s late on Wednesday night and I just got home after teaching at University of San Francisco and I notice that the Santa Rosa Press Democrat already has posted my Thursday column about Stephen Curry, the often-injured point guard who is, surprise, injured yet again. In my column I give the Warriors sincere and compelling advice about what they must do with Curry in the short and long term. To read my helpful column, offered in a generous spirit, please… Read More »

Warriors tried hard — and they want you to know that

Take a moment to read this news release from the Warriors. Then take a moment to think it over. Here goes: LARRY RILEY STATEMENT REGARDING STEPHEN CURRY INJURY STATUS “At the end of last season, Stephen Curry was examined by Dr. Mark Myerson in Baltimore and Dr. Bob Anderson in Charlotte, both renowned foot and ankle specialists.  Both doctors recommended ligament reconstruction on his right ankle, which was performed by Dr. Anderson in May of 2011.   Since that time, Dr.… Read More »