The past is remembered. Live in the present. The future is in you.
-Mike Caceres, who is a blogger, hiker, and traveler
Practice started at 6:05, then ended, like 7ish. About 13,500 fans attended. (I forgot to wear my Warriors' Derek Fisher jersey. Oh, well.)
It is 7:15 right now, and I see massive traffic in the parking lot. (So I stay in my parked car, while I write this post.)
$5.10 ticket for one hour. (Seated at section 110, row 8, seat 8)
The only GSW live ticket I can afford these days. Between the "We Believe," and "Strengthen In Numbers" days, I watched about 15 lives games every year. The cheap upper level tickets were priced at about $20. (I aim for the deals. At that time, they were rebuilding. Their open practices were longer, and they ended it with a scrimmage game. They did not care.)
Wait, I did attend their open practice last year. It was a "copy and paste" type of practice from today's. (I stopped writing here, thus I can drive back home. Alright, back to writing.)
There I go off tangent again as usual.
I arrived in the arena's parking lot at 5:30. Finally, I get to my seat at 5:55. (I enjoy doing things alone. I forgot to add this in one of my old posts, "I Know I Am Old When...") The intro video started at 6:10. (Video shown below)
I must take a selfie. (Photo shown below)
Surprisingly, JaVale McGee is a popular fan in the Bay Area, even though, I believe he is not guaranteed a contract. I heard kids chanting his name. (I was only focused on the two former MVPs, Stephen Curry and Kevin Durant.) JaVale is known for his on-game funny bloopers in Shaquille O'Neal's show, "Shaqtin' A Fool."
Also, my first time ever to see Kevin Durant live. When shooting drills started, Kevin And Steph unexpectedly went on the same courtside closest to my assigned seating. (I was lucky.) They had a face-off, like they were playing a game of H-O-R-S-E. (Guess who gets the first letter, "H.")
Video below shows it all.
Coach Steve Kerr ended the drill; however, when you are the two-time MVP, you can do whatever you want... (Watch the video below)
Last picture of myself. (Photo shown below)
When practice ended, I stayed in my car until 8:15. All in all, I enjoyed the 1-hour practice, except I missed out on recording Steph's 2-handed dunk. (My phone was not ready. Oh, well.)
Remember, when NBA player, Allen Iverson, defined "practice," during MVP press conference in 2002. He said, "It's easy to sum it up when you're just talking about practice. We're sitting in here, and I'm supposed to be the franchise player, and we in here talking about practice. I mean, listen, we're talking about practice, not a game, not a game, not a game, we talking about practice. Not a game."
(At that time, he was young and immature. I have always admired and respected his game. Size does not matter.)
Their season tips off on Tuesday, October 25 playing against the visiting team, San Antonio Spurs, at 7:30pm.
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