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Jesse Taylor writes real things with a fake name. A contributing writer with WarriorsWorld for one year, Taylor’s non-pseudonym identity has 17 years of PR and Communications experience in the NBA (Kings, Heat and Warriors), with Reebok and in the cable TV/Internet industry. A Communications major at California State University, Sacramento, Taylor’s Warriors obsession goes back to the late 80s with Sleepy and Mully.

Number of Entries : 35

An Open Letter to Steph Curry

Follow @JesseTaylor74 What’s up, Steph? How’s it going? I know you don’t curse, so let me warn you now that, for this letter I’m writing to you, parental discretion is advised because I’m about to get candid. Like The D.O.C. when he moves like a one-arm bandit. -== Klay Thompson's Top 5 Dunks Of His Career ==- Sorry, I tend to get off track with old school rap references sometimes. Anyway, I’m writing to se ...

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Mind of a Lunatic: Long-suffering Warriors fans detail their journeys from hell to heaven

I sit alone in my four-cornered room staring at candles / Dreaming of Mully’s jumper and Hardaway’s handles Per Webster’s New World Dictionary: Fan n. Short for fanatic. Unreasonably enthusiastic; overzealous. A person enthusiastic about a specified sport, performer, etc. People who follow sports, teams and players are fans. But what do you call people who follow one particular team that continues to lose o ...

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Golden State Warriors for Dummies

A Quick History Lesson About the NBA’s Best Team I am never surprised by the people I meet or the things I see while using Bay Area Rapid Transit. On my way to Oracle for a recent game, I hopped on BART and had this cross-generational exchange with a 17-year-old Warriors fan holding the handrail next to me. Kid: “Nice jersey.” Me: “I’m sorry – what’s that?” Kid: “That’s a dope Draymond Green retro.” Me: “Oh ...

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Harrison Barnes Should Stop Giving A Shit

  Steph Curry don’t give a shit. Draymond Green really don’t give a shit. Klay Thompson don’t give two shits. Harrison Barnes? He gives too many shits. Basketball players have to not give a shit to reach their potential. This is a scientific fact. I know because it happened to me. And anything that happens to me is a universal truth for all. Or so I believe. See, growing up I was a really good basketba ...

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The Time Kevin Grigg Stole the Show from Donyell and Thunder

With the big gap in games before the NBA Finals, I got bored and tweeted out an old story from my days working in the NBA. Here it is in full form, still broken into 140 characters. Helping offset low pay and long hours of entry-level NBA life was the full access to basketball courts and random games with players. One such occurrence took place in 1999 when myself, Kevin Grigg and Warriors mascot Thunder pl ...

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A Last Look at the Jackson Era Before Moving On

Things were supposed to be changin’, but instead something strange done happened in the Bay Area over the last three years. Before we move on to the Steve Kerr era, it seems necessary to take one last quick look at Mark Jackson’s tenure with the Warriors. Like just about every Warriors fan, I was initially excited by Jackson’s hire in 2011, even without a second of coaching experience on his resume. Through ...

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Gods, Devils and Dysfunction: The Truth About Mark Jackson

Humans create devils to explain the unexplainable tragedies in life. Some religions use Satan as an explanation for famine, natural disasters and diseases like cancer. Mark Jackson turned out to be a metaphorical cancer, creating his own devils within the Warriors organization as he fought to rally his players around him. This is according to non-management sources from within the Warriors locker room (as r ...

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The Ballad of Joe and Jacko

Editor’s note: If you don’t know much about The Beatles, you may want to listen to this first. The Ballad of Joe and Jacko Standing on the sidelines of Staples Watching all these flops and these rants. My owner’s beet red, he’s shaking his head I knew he wouldn’t even give me a chance. Christ you know it ain't easy, Assistants tape record me. The way that I’m coaching Lacob will crucify me. Finally made the ...

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