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Curry’s injury provides the first “wake-up call” of the season

Golden State of Mindcast is back! Nate and I sat down with new writer Thomas Bevilacqua to discuss the season, how Curry’s injury has really been a “wake-up call,” the limits of fandom, and mortality. Sounds like a nice little jaunt through the first part of the season! 1:30 - Where are we as Warriors fans, especially with championship fatigue and the Stephen Curry ankle injury? 6:20 - When will we see Curry again? 9:30 - Reactions to the injury, how it brings back old pains. 11:30 -...

Duration: 01:11:35

Which teams can challenge the Warriors next year?

Welcome home Ivan! We are back, and geared up to talk about all things Warriors, including the new uniforms, all their offseason moves, the return of their core, and much more! [Annotated list of topics] Let’s do this! 1:00 - Ivan is back and the first thing we talk about is ... uniforms? 8:30 - When and where did Ivan find out about the Nick Young signing? 11:30 - We are obsessed with Patrick McCaw, as you may have noticed. 12:30 - Are the Warriors being #lightyears by burying...

Duration: 01:01:21

Golden State of Mindcast: The Finals are finally here!!

Boy howdy, things are about to get fun. It’s almost June, and that means it’s time for our annual Warriors vs. Cavaliers match-up in the NBA Finals. Yes, that’s right. Round Three is almost upon us! Ivan and I sat down last night to discuss...

Duration: 00:43:21

Golden State of Mindcast: Sitting down with Marcus Thompson II to discuss ‘The Miraculous Rise of Steph Curry’

Beloved Warriors scribe Marcus Thompson II has a fantastic new book out called, “Golden: The Miraculous Rise of Steph Curry.” We did a giveaway a few weeks ago, but if you didn’t win the giveaway, or if you haven’t yet picked up a copy of...

Duration: 01:17:22

Golden State of MindCast: Will Steve Kerr’s absence hurt his legacy?

Ivan is a Steve Kerr hater. Bram obviously has to put him in his place. We discuss that and much more on the latest episode of Golden State of Mindcast! Annotated list of topics covered: 0:50 – Apparently I’m an “excitable lad.” 1:00 – The Warriors...

Duration: 01:04:29

Golden State of MindCast: As the Warriors dominate the first round, we brazenly look ahead to Round 2

Last year around this very same time, Golden State of Mindcast feverishly roasted the LA Clippers and salivated at the Warriors dismantling them in the next round of the playoffs. During that very recording, Chris Paul broke a bone in his hand and derailed the...

Duration: 00:41:24

Golden State of MindCast: 2017 NBA Playoffs First Round: Previewing Warriors vs. Blazers, podcast style

Ivan and Nate couldn’t make it, so I brought David MacKay and Dan Marang on to the pod from Blazer’s Edge. We had a blast, talking about the upcoming first round battle, as well as the soul of Portland, the future of the Trail Blazers,...

Duration: 01:08:18

Golden State of MindCast: Previewing the future of the Warriors and the universe

Ivan sadly could not make this pod, so we called up our good buddy David Naylor, from Canis Hoopus, to talk some hoops. Because Ivan was gone, things obviously went a little haywire. IVAAAAAAN! DON’T LEAVE US TO OUR OWN DEVICES!!!!! So, I apologize for...

Duration: 01:01:57

Golden State of MindCast: Who will be “the man” on the Warriors when Durant returns?

The Mindcast crew is back and better than ever. Follow along as they giggle their way through a spirited basketball (mostly) conversation. [Annotated list of things we covered] 0:10 – Bram has no idea Ivan has already started recording and relays a funny story about...

Duration: 01:07:36

Golden State of MindCast: Durant injury: Warriors battle towards end of season with nothing guaranteed

Nate, Ivan, and Bram are here for you. Listen along as they giggle their way through the NBA news, the world news, and whatever else news is out there. Annotated list of things we covered: 0:30 – Catching up on all the things we covered. 1:00...

Duration: 00:59:02

Golden State of MindCast: Previewing Warriors vs Trailblazers with Blazer’s Edge

Dan Marang and David MacKay of SB Nation’s Blazer’s Edge joins Ivan Bettger to preview the matchup between the Warriors and Blazers. We discuss the “snub” of Damian Lillard and CJ McCollum, Portland’s conundrum of roster construction and payroll, potential targets for the trade deadline, and...

Duration: 00:56:37

Golden State of MindCast: Cavaliers demolished, cranes dancing, and a Warriors-Thunder preview

This week we discuss the fan catharsis of a big victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers. We also lament the oddities of the Chase Center groundbreaking pageant, Draymond Green’s maturity, and preview Wednesday’s battle with the Oklahoma City Thunder.

Duration: 00:45:09

Golden State of MindCast: Understanding the NBA through the prism of the league’s best team

The crew is back in town, taking a long look at the NBA through the prism of the league’s most talented squad. What can we learn by watching different teams battle the Warriors? 1:50 – Talking about the Portland Trailblazers, especially the Festus Ezeli signing....

Duration: 00:53:52

Golden State of MindCast: Do the Warriors have the best offense of all time?

3:00 – Draymond Green, Defensive Player of the Year (talking about those two blocks). 5:30 – Voter fatigue and how it relates to Stephen Curry’s MVP candidacy. 6:00 – People hate things that are good for them. 7:45 – Kevin Durant’s better-than-advertised defense for the...

Duration: 00:45:13

Golden State of MindCast: Are the Warriors mired in cruise control?

1:15 – Cruise control? How are the Warriors approaching games? 6:00 – Do the regular season games even matter? 8:00 – Who are the Warriors? 10:30 – Were Harrison Barnes and Andrew Bogut sacrificial lambs to get rid of the burn of “3-1”? 18:30 –...

Duration: 00:39:32

Golden State of MindCast: When will the Warriors overcome their early season struggles?

The Golden State of Mindcast crew is back! Well, sort of. Nate Parham had to sit this one out, but we were very happy to welcome GSoM credentialed writer Andrew Flohr onto the pod. We had a blast catching up and discussing the Warriors’ first...

Duration: 00:36:50

Golden State of MindCast: Talking Tim Duncan’s legacy and the future of Damian Jones with Eli Horowitz

The Mindcasters sat down with Eli Horowitz, Vanderbilt alum and writer for an offseason fireside chat. We discussed the Spurs’ offseason, including Tim Duncan’s retirement and legacy. Eli also gave us the deep scouting report on Damian Jones, the Warriors’ 1st round draft pick...

Duration: 00:40:05

Golden State of MindCast: Cementing a foundation for greatness and villainy: Kevin Durant and the Warriors

The Mindcast crew tries to assess the damage after Kevin Durant agrees to join the Golden State Warriors to create possibly the best NBA team ever assembled. How do perennial underdog Warrior fans deal with rooting for the Evil Empire? What comes next for the...

Duration: 00:39:53

Golden State of MindCast: 2016 NBA free agency: The Durant sweepstakes and the Barnes conundrum

After giving ourselves some time to heal after Game 7 heartbreak, the Mindcast crew realizes that, no, we haven’t healed — so let’s move on and talk 2016 NBA free agency. Will the Warriors get Kevin Durant? How has the Harrison Barnes equation changed? Are...

Duration: 00:48:49

Golden State of MindCast: Talking 2016 NBA Finals with a Cavs writer who is the king of salt

We welcomed Ryan Mourton (aka, the King of Salt) from Fear the Sword on to the podcast to talk all things Warriors vs. Cavaliers. Somehow, we also managed to discuss Ryan’s adventures in Snapchat, how the Warriors are “corny,” and the upcoming convention in Cleveland...

Duration: 01:13:45

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