Marcus Thompson

Marcus Thompson


The Athletic Bay Area columnist. Author of GOLDEN. New book KD available for pre-order https://t.co/ShDRIFPKfD. Here to serve. Town Biz. marcus@theathletic.com

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"I gotta rise to the occasion." — Dame He's spent the better part of the last 20 years silencing critics, creating moments and becoming a legend. He can't help it. Oakland raised him this way. Let's take a journey to the soil that made him.

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DAME DID NOT JUST START DANCING MIDGAME TO BLOW THE WHISTLE

“The end of this game feels like a bad date.” — Doris Burke

I’m really proud of the Bucks players. Agree or disagree is irrelevant. These are men, unified, making a sacrifice for the benefit of others. A generation dubbed entitled and self-centered. Yet here they are, standing up for others. That is always worthy of praise.

The initiative and burden of change shouldn’t be the players‘ alone

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Why the next phase for Shaun Livingston — the Warriors’ front office — feels like a calling.

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Cam just gave us a new BRUH gif. You’re welcome

"Proud boys, stand back and stand by." Remember this.

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30, 11, 23, 35 and 9 should all be retired by the Warriors

Marshawn had a notice that he had to provide a urine sample. He got out of interviews by saying had to to go give his “ding ding sauce”

The Warriors really took out a full-page ad in the Toronto Sun congratulating the Raptors

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Fan tells Draymond as he checks in "Don't kick anybody." Draymond's response: "I'mma kick you."

Curry on Ayesha controversy: "Nothing is going to distract me ... I might have to cut the wifi off at my house though."

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