Top 10 reasons Warriors Fans Booed Owner Joe Lacob Monday Night
10. Guaranteeing that the Warriors would make the Playoffs this season AND Klay Thompson would be ROY.
9. Team drafts Ekpe Udoh 6th overall, before Greg Monroe, and then makes Udoh a throw-in in the Monta trade a year and a half into his career.
8. Trading for the right to OVERPAY marginal star David Lee to an un-tradable, "franchise player" contract. And then making moves for players to compensate for his shortcomings (ie. Udoh over Monroe, etc.)
7. Drafting Charles Jenkins in the second round and then cutting Jeremy Lin in favor of him because they needed to eke out a few more dollars in a failed bid for DeAndre Jordan.
6. Trading away the team's most exciting player, Monta Ellis, for an currently injured player. Also, Monta has a sexual harassment case pending that Lacob is mentioned in.
5. Keeping Larry Riley as GM despite his inability to get even value in trades, evaluate talent and his terrible track record.
4. Not amnestying Andris Biedrins in favor of Charlie Bell. Not the move of a team looking to win at no cost.
3. Lack of humility. Interjecting himself as the "face of the Warriors" and final speaker in Chris Mullin's Number 17 retirement ceremony.
2. The "backroom" deal that transpired with David Stern facilitating Lacob and his (LA based) group to buy the team from Chris Cohan with other people's money (Stern and the NBA's?) instead of the actual high bidder and fan's choice: Larry Ellison.
1. The team's imminent move to San Francisco, alienating East Bay fans who have supported the sputtering team for years. The franchise gains significant value regardless if they win or not.
-Nepotism. Making his son Kirk Lacob (Best known for recruiting Warrior cheerleaders for a private party) Director of Basketball Operations without any basketball or work experience and giving him a vote in all Warrior possible transactions.
-And saving the best for last.... Joe Lacob.... Arrogance??
#17 in the rafters will be a constant reminder of the fan's frustrations in Oakland.
I still think booing while a guys jersey being retired isn't acceptable. There are plenty of other ways and times to express your disappointment. It's disrespectful. That's just the way it is.
As a Warrior's fan, I think we booed not only at the wrong time(Some idiot probably started and got the rest to follow along, idiots, such a disrespectfull move) but at the wrong person. I'm not saying that our fans don't know basketball, but we reacted rather emotionally. We all loved Ellis, but we needed to realize that Ellis and Curry together wasn't going to work, and rather than overpay McGee or Asik this summer, we got a solid proven defensive bigman. I know for now it's hard to stomach that our front office is trying to throw away the season, but it's better for us in the future. And at the wrong person because we should be booing the people that wasted lotto pick after lotto pick after lotto pick after lotto pick after lotto pick. So many times our front office made stupid idiotic moves that made little sense, and most recently Larry Riley has made several terrible moves. I know we're mad, but it will get better(thinking back to last year when I said the same)..................(thinking back to the year before when I thought the same )..........................(Thinking back another year when I thought the same)..................(Thinking back to last 9 years when I've thought the exact same thing every single season, only to be rewarded with decent seasons twice, only to blow those teams up) Fucck our front office for having zero common sense, I'd rather have Dnyce run my team.
REAL REASON #1
ARE YOU SERIOUS, BRO?
^ good call. its like kwame is being pursued by 10 other teams when they sign him, after kwame got his check he was like fck this sht... hahaha
"I still think booing while a guys jersey being retired isn't acceptable. There are plenty of other ways and times to express your disappointment. It's disrespectful. That's just the way it is."
100% agree. Not during someone's jersey retirement.
There was an article in Grantland which gave 60 reasons why they should have booed. Rooting for that franchise for any significant amount of time must have been brutal, but I agree that a jersey retirement was the wrong time. Chris Mullin deserved better.
How bout the best details of that trade...flipping Brown's expiring contract for RJ's non expiring, still-owed 30 million dollar contract?