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tredigs
06-25-2015, 02:03 AM
And, as revealed by coach Steve Kerr on Tuesday's The Lowe Post podcast, it was all courtesy of veteran David Lee.

"I thought it was great that the team went to Vegas together," Kerr said. "David Lee treated the whole team, by the way. He flew them out there. He put them up in hotels. It was an incredibly generous gesture by David."


Heard this on the Low'e' Post podcast and ESPN drew up an article on it. Great dude.

http://espn.go.com/sportsnation/post/_/id/13144053/warriors-celebration-las-vegas-was-paid-david-lee?ex_cid=espnFB

ILLUSIONIST^248
06-25-2015, 02:04 AM
Sweet deal

IBleedPurple
06-25-2015, 02:11 AM
He probably felt guilty for his lack of contribution.

tredigs
06-25-2015, 02:16 AM
He probably felt guilty for his lack of contribution.

The dude is a boss. He was just happy they won the ship. When called upon in the Memphis series and Finals sporadically, he did work. True team, btw.

Ebbs
06-25-2015, 02:20 AM
That's a good teammate.

dalton749
06-25-2015, 02:26 AM
its got to be a weird feeling to go from the teams top guy and believing that you've been helping them win, to sitting on the bench and watching them win a championship. very humbling
probably wanted to show his appreciation for the team by showing he cares more about winning than the money

tredigs
06-25-2015, 02:31 AM
its got to be a weird feeling to go from the teams top guy and believing that you've been helping them win, to sitting on the bench and watching them win a championship. very humbling
probably wanted to show his appreciation for the team by showing he cares more about winning than the money

Iggy set the tone by accepting the bench role behind Barnes pre-season, and D. Lee cemented that mentality by not causing a mess when he SO easily could have mid-season. Bogut, playing exactly 0 minutes in the Final games enforced that mentality. Truest team you'll ever see, and in an age where me-first is the name of the game, it's exponentially impressive imo.

G_S_W
06-25-2015, 02:43 AM
There's a recent article on Jerry West on cnnsi. A must read for any basketball fan, IMO.

In the article, another team exec calls the warriors' team culture one of the healthiest in the NBA.

DLee's gesture is but one example.

ThePlayoffs
06-25-2015, 03:12 AM
Dlee's parting gift?

nastynice
06-25-2015, 04:22 AM
True team, btw.

:nod: yup, I love this group. Was such a fun season!

numba1CHANGsta
06-25-2015, 05:28 AM
Wins championship
Pays for trip
Gets cut
lol

MonroeFAN
06-25-2015, 07:37 AM
"Thanks for the championship fellas".

MonroeFAN
06-25-2015, 07:38 AM
There's a recent article on Jerry West on cnnsi. A must read for any basketball fan, IMO.

In the article, another team exec calls the warriors' team culture one of the healthiest in the NBA.

DLee's gesture is but one example.

Truly heartwarming!!!!!!!!!!!

colinskik
06-25-2015, 10:05 AM
He was the highest paid player on the team and wasn't much of a contributor this season, so I understand the gesture ... just wonder how much it set him back. That's serious paper.

G_S_W
06-26-2015, 12:44 PM
DLee's gesture reminds me of the principles of John Wooden's pyramid of success, with friendship, loyalty, cooperation and enthusiasm being 4 of the 5 foundations of the pyramid.

I do believe, objectively speaking, the warriors are one of the two finest organizations in the NBA, along with the spurs.

Hawkeye15
06-27-2015, 05:40 PM
its got to be a weird feeling to go from the teams top guy and believing that you've been helping them win, to sitting on the bench and watching them win a championship. very humbling


This is really true. It shows Lee is all about the team, not himself. It must be hard to be 31 years old, a former all star, and getting DNP's, or minimal minutes. Then to step up when ready and leave it all on the floor. That is how teams win championships, every single player needs to buy in, and nobody is more important than anyone else, players 1-12.

Never heard anything negative about Lee. Seems like a good dude.

Scoots
06-27-2015, 06:02 PM
This is really true. It shows Lee is all about the team, not himself. It must be hard to be 31 years old, a former all star, and getting DNP's, or minimal minutes. Then to step up when ready and leave it all on the floor. That is how teams win championships, every single player needs to buy in, and nobody is more important than anyone else, players 1-12.

Never heard anything negative about Lee. Seems like a good dude.

You never heard about his terrible D? :)

Seriously he was the first to step up and take Draymond under his wing, he bonded quickly with Steph and helped him get situated. Totally a team dude and it's a real shame the game the Warriors are playing doesn't fit is skill set. He's one of the last good post scorers.

Bruno
06-28-2015, 07:48 PM
He probably felt guilty for his lack of contribution.

he should be proud of his contribution, from a team perspective, and even in the finals when he helped to shift the tide.

goingfor28
06-28-2015, 09:35 PM
Cool move by him