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GoldenStateOfMind.com's very own Nate Parham, Bram Kincheloe, and Ivan Bettger breakdown anything from recent games to roster moves to rumor with a fresh and unique perspective on life, basketball, and all things Golden State Warriors.

Latest Episodes

The Luka Doncic era has begun: Diving deep with a Mavs fanatic and internet troll

Kirk Henderson, aka @KirkSeriousFace, is a well known internet presence and noted Mavs fan. We sat down to discuss all things NBA, including the Mavs' heist of the #3 pick and Luka Doncic.2:00 - Heir apparent to Dirk in Dallas?3:45 - Hawks made the bet that Trae Young is going to be better than Luka Doncic.8:00 - Doncic has played 150 professional games in last two season. Also, eating lots of snacks.12:15 - Immediate draft reactions that do actually bear out (aka Anthony Bennett)15:00 - European players leading teams to a championship.18:50 - Mental strength vs. physical strength.22:45 - Warriors superior drafting skills. Also, Jordan Bell hangover, league-wide memo: don't give the Warriors your second round pick.25:00 - Kirk also hates Mark Jackson.30:00 - Kirk is OG Luka Doncic fanboy.31:20 - Kirk apologizes to Thomas Bevilacqua and admits Tom dunked on him in a beautiful manner on draft night.39:30 - Deriving more pleasure from the draft than from the Finals.44:15 - "Mavs are co...

69 MIN2018 JUN 28
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The Luka Doncic era has begun: Diving deep with a Mavs fanatic and internet troll

How the Warriors impacted the NBA draft, and how their championship season led to fantastic new book

Thomas Bevilacqua recently became a doctor, yet somehow found time to write a BOOK about the Warriors' 2018 season that debuted a few days after the title. We sat down with him to discuss that, as well as talked with our resident draft expert Charlie Stanton about the newest Warrior, the 2018 NBA draft as a whole, and the state of the league.Annotated list of topics, add time for commercials inserted, etc:2:40 - Jacob Evans, newest Warriors, reaction from Charlie5:45 - League not allowing the Warriors to buy back into the second round, aka the "Jordan Bell effect."8:00 - Some Grayson Allen talk (slander)9:45 - Wait, did Donovan Mitchell slap his newest teammate Allen in college?12:00 - How weird as Warriors fans to not have the draft be the most exciting day in the NBA season?15:30 - Can Jacob Evans get big minutes in meaningful games next season?19:10 - We lose Charlie for a second.19:50 - Luka Doncic love.22:30 - Drafting for fit vs. drafting the best player available, aka wtf Kin...

60 MIN2018 JUN 23
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How the Warriors impacted the NBA draft, and how their championship season led to fantastic new book

How Warriors vs. Cavaliers Round IV is like a Black Mirror dystopian sex scene

Golden State of Mindcast welcomed Fear the Sword’s inimitable social voice and internet troll Ryan Mourton onto the pod to talk all things Warriors vs. Cavs. At the beginning of the year, many predicted a fourth installment of summer’s biggest blockbuster, namely, these two teams matching up. But, there’s a certain magic that is missing. A certain innocence we’ve lost through these long years.Either way, Ryan and I jumped down into the fight pit, cage match, to discuss such things as Richard Jefferson (how he was awesome for the Cavaliers but horrible for the Warriors), if LeBron’s 2007 team was better or worse than this 2018 team, and much more including an unfortunate Black Mirror reference.Come for the chuckles, stay for the random Kyle Korver appreciation.Subscribe on iTunes, Stitcher, and Google Play!Annotated time stamps (adjust if commercials, etc, out front):2:30 - Can this be a series?3:15 - Ryan making hand signs on his camera about how much he actually watched the We...

55 MIN2018 JUN 5
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How Warriors vs. Cavaliers Round IV is like a Black Mirror dystopian sex scene

NBA Playoff Seeding Mayhem

The Golden State Warriors are now firmly locked into the #2 seed, while seeds eight teams below them vie for positioning. How will the Warriors' injuries affect the team heading into the playoffs — and who the hell are they going to play? Bram, Charlie, and Ivan talk about it, among other topics — the mild success of Quinn Cook and how it affects the team's roster decisions going forward; the NCAA Tournament and consternation caused by the fall of amateurism in sports; and gambling, tattoos, and fear of hepatitis.1:12 - Injuries to the non-KD Big 3. Worried about Klay's break?5:10 - Warriors' easy schedule and locked into the #2 seed6:50 - First round matchups. Could be the Jazz...7:36 - ...could be the Spurs with Kawhi8:12 - ... or the Thunder. And on and on14:03 - How the rest of the season plays out with all of the injuries16:53 - "The Houston crowd *sucks*"20:00 - Not a guarantee that the Warriors win out22:02 - Eastern Conference seeding is tight too28:28 - Bram's go-to drink...

60 MIN2018 MAR 17
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NBA Playoff Seeding Mayhem

Disrespect and the Houston Rockets

Nate, Daniel, and Ivan reflect on the crime committed by James Harden against Wesley Matthews, and how much we appreciate the gamesmanship of disrespectfulness in basketball. We also discuss the threat, or lack thereof, of the Houston Rockets, and why the Warriors' lackluster defense won't be a problem down the stretch. All that and more!Subscribe on iTunes, Stitcher, and Google Play!00:45 - James Harden embarrasses Wesley Matthews04:20 - The value of disrespectfulness in sports08:30 - Daniel fixes his mic!13:05 - Most arrogant Warriors opponents19:32 - Other top disrespectful moments in NBA history23:00 - Switching gears: are the Houston Rockets a problem?25:15 - Daniel drops the hammer on Chris Paul and leaves us speechless28:03 - Warriors not taking this regular season seriously30:30 - Ivan wonders if the Warriors have another gear. Daniel and Nate are nonplussed37:50 - Ivan continues to clutch his pearls, now about the Warriors' defense42:02 - Which Warriors player is underperfo...

62 MIN2018 MAR 3
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Disrespect and the Houston Rockets

Behind the scenes at NBA All-Star weekend

Brady Klopfer, our trusted colleague, was one of only two SB Nation team bloggers credentialed for NBA All-Star weekend. He joins Mindcast to give us a hilarious behind-the-scenes look at the weird frivolity that transpired with the game in Los Angeles.Subscribe on iTunes, Stitcher, and Google Play!Annotated list of topics covered:1:00 - Welcome Brady!7:00 - All Star weekend in LA is just a weird, wild party. Also, all the players must have been out the night before, etc. Street parties, concerts. Surviving on arena food.10:00 - Brady lives in LA without a car, which is crazy.11:00 - Capturing the national drama swirling around all the political stuff swirling around Kevin Durant and Stephen Curry.16:30 - Media Buzz about those stupid Fox news comments.17:00 - Players relishing the chance to share their thoughts. “We will not shut up and dribble.”23:45 - The vibe with media at the scrums. When Brady finally got a question. Were there fights a la the reporter fight? (It almost happ...

67 MIN2018 FEB 22
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Behind the scenes at NBA All-Star weekend

Would you root for Russell Westbrook if he was on your team, or still hate his iso-heavy style of play?

Nate and I jumped on the Mindcast to discuss how no matter where you live, you can still hate on the Thunder, should you desire. Also, we delved into the question of: “If Russell Westbrook was on your team, would you root for him, or hate his iso-heavy, domineering style of play?” We also asked ourselves how we enjoyed rooting for (recently) Draymond Green who other teams’ fanbases tend to despise, and (longer ago) Monta Ellis, who was basically “Westbrook-lite.”Time-stamps:2:00 - The difference between California weather and New York winters, also making fun of Ivan for missing the pod to “cook dinner.”3:30 - No matter where you live, you can still hate the OKC Thunder.6:30 - Question posed within our internal GSOM slack channel: “Players that you love to hate, would you love them if they were on your team?”9:30 - “Westbrook on the Warriors would be like Monta Ellis on steroids.”15:00 - The ultimate reason we hate on the Thunder: The “what could have been” element of t...

57 MIN2018 FEB 7
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Would you root for Russell Westbrook if he was on your team, or still hate his iso-heavy style of play?

Breaking down the surprising Timberwolves with David Naylor

Bram was off for this pod, but Ivan and Nate welcomed Minnesota Timberwolves writer David Naylor! As always, we love having David on Mindcast. We talked all things Wolves and Minnesota, while breaking down how the Timberwolves have been one of the most interesting teams in the league so far, racing out to a third (or currently fourth) place standing in the packed Western Conference.Annotated list of topics covered:1:30 - David explains his twitter handle, which for some reason has to do with ... Pokemon?! lol4:30 - Are we surprised (and are Wolves writers surprised) that the Timberwolves are doing so well?9:30 - Karl Anthony Towns and Jimmy Butler are both in the All-Star game this, marking only the sixth and seventh Wolves players to ever make an All-Star team. Whoa.15:00 onwards - basically a giant breakdown of the Wolves' roster.33:00 - Which Timberwolves players will continue to take "the leap?" Where does KAT fit into that, what's his trajectory?43:00 - What teams to avoid in p...

60 MIN2018 JAN 26
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Breaking down the surprising Timberwolves with David Naylor

2018 NBA All-Star MOCK DRAFT! Steph vs. LeBron — who you got?

Bram Kincheloe and Ivan Bettger are joined by Daniel Hardee to discuss the 2018 NBA All-Star picks, and the intrigue surrounding Stephen Curry and LeBron James as captains. Daniel hosts a mock draft, and things get very petty. We also talk Westbrook, the Cleveland Cavaliers' decline and next move, and the wild Rockets/Clippers show.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

46 MIN2018 JAN 19
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2018 NBA All-Star MOCK DRAFT! Steph vs. LeBron — who you got?

Stephen Curry’s newest injury, how the Raptors are for real, and more

Nate and I welcome famed GSOM writer Hugo Kitano to the pod, covering a huge swath of issues including injuries, the nature of fandom, and how life can change in an instant.Enjoy! We had a blast with this one.1:00 - A brief football discourse, and how championships and struggle are processed.5:00 - Welcome Hugo! Talking about how he twisted his ankle a bunch of times and how that impacted his pick-up hoops game.6:30 - Looking at All-Star voting, the doldrums of the midseason.11:20 - Finally talking about the (newest) Curry injury.17:40 - As a Californian, and as a Warriors fan, how has Hugo enjoyed living in Toronto? Also, Toronto’s place in the ranking of NBA cities, as well as DeMar DeRozan’s expanded game.28:00 - How it takes some players (most players) a long time to become their best self in the NBA, and how we can’t write off struggling youngsters.43:00 - In a theoretical Finals series, how would the Raptors match up against the Warriors? Also, how many games the other uppe...

66 MIN2018 JAN 14
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Stephen Curry’s newest injury, how the Raptors are for real, and more

Latest Episodes

The Luka Doncic era has begun: Diving deep with a Mavs fanatic and internet troll

Kirk Henderson, aka @KirkSeriousFace, is a well known internet presence and noted Mavs fan. We sat down to discuss all things NBA, including the Mavs' heist of the #3 pick and Luka Doncic.2:00 - Heir apparent to Dirk in Dallas?3:45 - Hawks made the bet that Trae Young is going to be better than Luka Doncic.8:00 - Doncic has played 150 professional games in last two season. Also, eating lots of snacks.12:15 - Immediate draft reactions that do actually bear out (aka Anthony Bennett)15:00 - European players leading teams to a championship.18:50 - Mental strength vs. physical strength.22:45 - Warriors superior drafting skills. Also, Jordan Bell hangover, league-wide memo: don't give the Warriors your second round pick.25:00 - Kirk also hates Mark Jackson.30:00 - Kirk is OG Luka Doncic fanboy.31:20 - Kirk apologizes to Thomas Bevilacqua and admits Tom dunked on him in a beautiful manner on draft night.39:30 - Deriving more pleasure from the draft than from the Finals.44:15 - "Mavs are co...

69 MIN2018 JUN 28
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The Luka Doncic era has begun: Diving deep with a Mavs fanatic and internet troll

How the Warriors impacted the NBA draft, and how their championship season led to fantastic new book

Thomas Bevilacqua recently became a doctor, yet somehow found time to write a BOOK about the Warriors' 2018 season that debuted a few days after the title. We sat down with him to discuss that, as well as talked with our resident draft expert Charlie Stanton about the newest Warrior, the 2018 NBA draft as a whole, and the state of the league.Annotated list of topics, add time for commercials inserted, etc:2:40 - Jacob Evans, newest Warriors, reaction from Charlie5:45 - League not allowing the Warriors to buy back into the second round, aka the "Jordan Bell effect."8:00 - Some Grayson Allen talk (slander)9:45 - Wait, did Donovan Mitchell slap his newest teammate Allen in college?12:00 - How weird as Warriors fans to not have the draft be the most exciting day in the NBA season?15:30 - Can Jacob Evans get big minutes in meaningful games next season?19:10 - We lose Charlie for a second.19:50 - Luka Doncic love.22:30 - Drafting for fit vs. drafting the best player available, aka wtf Kin...

60 MIN2018 JUN 23
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How the Warriors impacted the NBA draft, and how their championship season led to fantastic new book

How Warriors vs. Cavaliers Round IV is like a Black Mirror dystopian sex scene

Golden State of Mindcast welcomed Fear the Sword’s inimitable social voice and internet troll Ryan Mourton onto the pod to talk all things Warriors vs. Cavs. At the beginning of the year, many predicted a fourth installment of summer’s biggest blockbuster, namely, these two teams matching up. But, there’s a certain magic that is missing. A certain innocence we’ve lost through these long years.Either way, Ryan and I jumped down into the fight pit, cage match, to discuss such things as Richard Jefferson (how he was awesome for the Cavaliers but horrible for the Warriors), if LeBron’s 2007 team was better or worse than this 2018 team, and much more including an unfortunate Black Mirror reference.Come for the chuckles, stay for the random Kyle Korver appreciation.Subscribe on iTunes, Stitcher, and Google Play!Annotated time stamps (adjust if commercials, etc, out front):2:30 - Can this be a series?3:15 - Ryan making hand signs on his camera about how much he actually watched the We...

55 MIN2018 JUN 5
Comments
How Warriors vs. Cavaliers Round IV is like a Black Mirror dystopian sex scene

NBA Playoff Seeding Mayhem

The Golden State Warriors are now firmly locked into the #2 seed, while seeds eight teams below them vie for positioning. How will the Warriors' injuries affect the team heading into the playoffs — and who the hell are they going to play? Bram, Charlie, and Ivan talk about it, among other topics — the mild success of Quinn Cook and how it affects the team's roster decisions going forward; the NCAA Tournament and consternation caused by the fall of amateurism in sports; and gambling, tattoos, and fear of hepatitis.1:12 - Injuries to the non-KD Big 3. Worried about Klay's break?5:10 - Warriors' easy schedule and locked into the #2 seed6:50 - First round matchups. Could be the Jazz...7:36 - ...could be the Spurs with Kawhi8:12 - ... or the Thunder. And on and on14:03 - How the rest of the season plays out with all of the injuries16:53 - "The Houston crowd *sucks*"20:00 - Not a guarantee that the Warriors win out22:02 - Eastern Conference seeding is tight too28:28 - Bram's go-to drink...

60 MIN2018 MAR 17
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NBA Playoff Seeding Mayhem

Disrespect and the Houston Rockets

Nate, Daniel, and Ivan reflect on the crime committed by James Harden against Wesley Matthews, and how much we appreciate the gamesmanship of disrespectfulness in basketball. We also discuss the threat, or lack thereof, of the Houston Rockets, and why the Warriors' lackluster defense won't be a problem down the stretch. All that and more!Subscribe on iTunes, Stitcher, and Google Play!00:45 - James Harden embarrasses Wesley Matthews04:20 - The value of disrespectfulness in sports08:30 - Daniel fixes his mic!13:05 - Most arrogant Warriors opponents19:32 - Other top disrespectful moments in NBA history23:00 - Switching gears: are the Houston Rockets a problem?25:15 - Daniel drops the hammer on Chris Paul and leaves us speechless28:03 - Warriors not taking this regular season seriously30:30 - Ivan wonders if the Warriors have another gear. Daniel and Nate are nonplussed37:50 - Ivan continues to clutch his pearls, now about the Warriors' defense42:02 - Which Warriors player is underperfo...

62 MIN2018 MAR 3
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Disrespect and the Houston Rockets

Behind the scenes at NBA All-Star weekend

Brady Klopfer, our trusted colleague, was one of only two SB Nation team bloggers credentialed for NBA All-Star weekend. He joins Mindcast to give us a hilarious behind-the-scenes look at the weird frivolity that transpired with the game in Los Angeles.Subscribe on iTunes, Stitcher, and Google Play!Annotated list of topics covered:1:00 - Welcome Brady!7:00 - All Star weekend in LA is just a weird, wild party. Also, all the players must have been out the night before, etc. Street parties, concerts. Surviving on arena food.10:00 - Brady lives in LA without a car, which is crazy.11:00 - Capturing the national drama swirling around all the political stuff swirling around Kevin Durant and Stephen Curry.16:30 - Media Buzz about those stupid Fox news comments.17:00 - Players relishing the chance to share their thoughts. “We will not shut up and dribble.”23:45 - The vibe with media at the scrums. When Brady finally got a question. Were there fights a la the reporter fight? (It almost happ...

67 MIN2018 FEB 22
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Behind the scenes at NBA All-Star weekend

Would you root for Russell Westbrook if he was on your team, or still hate his iso-heavy style of play?

Nate and I jumped on the Mindcast to discuss how no matter where you live, you can still hate on the Thunder, should you desire. Also, we delved into the question of: “If Russell Westbrook was on your team, would you root for him, or hate his iso-heavy, domineering style of play?” We also asked ourselves how we enjoyed rooting for (recently) Draymond Green who other teams’ fanbases tend to despise, and (longer ago) Monta Ellis, who was basically “Westbrook-lite.”Time-stamps:2:00 - The difference between California weather and New York winters, also making fun of Ivan for missing the pod to “cook dinner.”3:30 - No matter where you live, you can still hate the OKC Thunder.6:30 - Question posed within our internal GSOM slack channel: “Players that you love to hate, would you love them if they were on your team?”9:30 - “Westbrook on the Warriors would be like Monta Ellis on steroids.”15:00 - The ultimate reason we hate on the Thunder: The “what could have been” element of t...

57 MIN2018 FEB 7
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Would you root for Russell Westbrook if he was on your team, or still hate his iso-heavy style of play?

Breaking down the surprising Timberwolves with David Naylor

Bram was off for this pod, but Ivan and Nate welcomed Minnesota Timberwolves writer David Naylor! As always, we love having David on Mindcast. We talked all things Wolves and Minnesota, while breaking down how the Timberwolves have been one of the most interesting teams in the league so far, racing out to a third (or currently fourth) place standing in the packed Western Conference.Annotated list of topics covered:1:30 - David explains his twitter handle, which for some reason has to do with ... Pokemon?! lol4:30 - Are we surprised (and are Wolves writers surprised) that the Timberwolves are doing so well?9:30 - Karl Anthony Towns and Jimmy Butler are both in the All-Star game this, marking only the sixth and seventh Wolves players to ever make an All-Star team. Whoa.15:00 onwards - basically a giant breakdown of the Wolves' roster.33:00 - Which Timberwolves players will continue to take "the leap?" Where does KAT fit into that, what's his trajectory?43:00 - What teams to avoid in p...

60 MIN2018 JAN 26
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Breaking down the surprising Timberwolves with David Naylor

2018 NBA All-Star MOCK DRAFT! Steph vs. LeBron — who you got?

Bram Kincheloe and Ivan Bettger are joined by Daniel Hardee to discuss the 2018 NBA All-Star picks, and the intrigue surrounding Stephen Curry and LeBron James as captains. Daniel hosts a mock draft, and things get very petty. We also talk Westbrook, the Cleveland Cavaliers' decline and next move, and the wild Rockets/Clippers show.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

46 MIN2018 JAN 19
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2018 NBA All-Star MOCK DRAFT! Steph vs. LeBron — who you got?

Stephen Curry’s newest injury, how the Raptors are for real, and more

Nate and I welcome famed GSOM writer Hugo Kitano to the pod, covering a huge swath of issues including injuries, the nature of fandom, and how life can change in an instant.Enjoy! We had a blast with this one.1:00 - A brief football discourse, and how championships and struggle are processed.5:00 - Welcome Hugo! Talking about how he twisted his ankle a bunch of times and how that impacted his pick-up hoops game.6:30 - Looking at All-Star voting, the doldrums of the midseason.11:20 - Finally talking about the (newest) Curry injury.17:40 - As a Californian, and as a Warriors fan, how has Hugo enjoyed living in Toronto? Also, Toronto’s place in the ranking of NBA cities, as well as DeMar DeRozan’s expanded game.28:00 - How it takes some players (most players) a long time to become their best self in the NBA, and how we can’t write off struggling youngsters.43:00 - In a theoretical Finals series, how would the Raptors match up against the Warriors? Also, how many games the other uppe...

66 MIN2018 JAN 14
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Stephen Curry’s newest injury, how the Raptors are for real, and more