Stephen Curry wins an Oscar, Klay Thompson tastes Congolese cuisine and Jordan Poole scored more 3-pointers in March than any other NBA player. Let’s round up the best of what’s happened for the dubs this week and take a look at what’s to come in the latest Warriors Weekly.
DUBS PLAYOFF IMAGE: MAGIC NUMBER IS 1
The Warriors have five games left in the regular season, and when they get into NBA action Friday, it’s mathematically possible for the dubs to finish in five different positions in the Western Conference. With so many possibilities, every Warriors fan should know one thing: the next time the Timberwolves win or lose, the Warriors will secure a place in the playoffs. Join the Warriors in their first run of the playoffs at the Chase Center with single-game tickets to the first round of the 2022 NBA Playoffs, presented by Kaiser Permanente, on exclusive pre-sale this week and open to the public April 6 at 2:00 p.m. » Learn more
STEPHEN CURRY WINS OSCAR AS EXECUTIVE PRODUCER
Stephen Curry added another accolade to his resume after winning an Oscar for The Queen of Basketball. Curry joined Shaquille O’Neal as Executive Producer on the documentary centered on the life of Lusia Harris, the first woman to score a goal in Olympic women’s basketball history and the first woman to be successfully shot by an NBA team was drafted (New Orleans Jazz 1977). ). Though Harris never played in the league, she was one of the most accomplished women basketball players of all time, leading Delta State University to three consecutive national championships (1975–1977) and winning a silver medal for the United States at the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal and becoming 1992 the first African American woman inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. Curry wore sneakers with the words “Queen Lucy” on them in March to honor the basketball pioneer’s memory during Women’s Empowerment Month. Curry and O’Neal are the only three basketball players, aside from the late Kobe Bryant, to have won an Oscar.
ANDRE IGUODALA FINALIST FOR TWYMAN-STOKE’S TEAMMATE OF THE YEAR AWARD
Andre Iguodala was named one of 12 finalists for the 2021-22 Twyman Stokes Teammate of the Year award. A panel of league executives selected the 12 finalists, made up of six players from each conference, and deemed them teammates for their selfless play, dedication and leadership on and off the field. Iguodala returned to action on March 28 against the Grizzlies after missing 29 of his last 30 games for the Warriors. The 18-year-old NBA veteran had six points, three rebounds and two assists in 16 minutes off the bench. “Not too many people who are 38[years old]play in the NBA, so it’s just really lucky to come out and help the boys,” Iguodala told media after the game.
KLAY THOMPSON JOINS SERGE IBAKAS ‘HOW HUNGRY ARE YOU?’
Klay Thompson joined the Milwaukee Bucks’ Serge Ibaka on his cooking show How Hungry Are You?. Ibaka served authentic Congolese dishes while the pair sat down to discuss a variety of topics including Thompson’s love of basketball, his rehabilitation journey, the importance of Draymond Green and more. The center even put the Splash Brothers’ friendship to the test by facetiming two-time MVP Stephen Curry during their discussion.
THE CURRYS INFLUENCE CHILDREN’S PERFORMANCE WITH EAT.LEARN.PLAY.
Stephen and Ayesha Curry’s charitable foundation Eat. Learn. Game. has partnered with Little Free Library, a network of nearly 150,000 tiny libraries in the front yards of homes and businesses around the world. Eat. Learn. Game. has committed to building 150 “Little Town Libraries” aimed at promoting neighborhood book sharing and literacy among children in Oakland. “We want to encourage children to read by making it accessible, fun and inspiring,” the Currys said in a statement.
K-POP STAR BAMBAM PERFORMS AT HALFTIME IN THE DUBS REGULAR SEASON HOME FINALE
The Warriors meet the Lakers in the final home game of the 2021-22 regular season on Thursday. Various activations will take place at Warriors Ground to celebrate the regular season finale, including a special halftime performance by K-pop star BamBam, who will debut his new single “Wheels Up” with Oakland-based recording artist MAYZIN. BamBam, a Warriors ambassador who supported the team’s All-Star Election efforts earlier this year, is also working with the team to develop a special line of merchandise that will be available exclusively at the Warriors Shop in Thrive City on Wednesday. And for Thursday’s game, Chase cardholders can receive 50 percent off their purchase at all restaurants and Warriors Shop locations using their Chase credit or debit card, and all fans in attendance will receive a 75th Anniversary pennant courtesy of Chase -year anniversary of the Warriors.
WARRIORS BASKETBALL ACADEMY HOSTS OVERNIGHT CAMP
The Warriors Basketball Academy is hosting an overnight camp for boys and girls ages 9-16 June 23-26 at the Warriors Basketball Facility in Oakland. The four-day, three-night experience will feature special appearances from Warriors players Juan Toscano-Anderson, Damion Lee and Gary Payton II, giving campers the opportunity to improve their game in sessions led by Warriors Basketball Academy staff will. Each camper will receive a reversible camp jersey, camp t-shirt, headband, certificate, photo sessions with participating players and more. ” Learn more