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Steve Kerr, seen here October 17. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Steve Kerr calls LaVar Ball the Kardashian of the NBA (VIDEO)

OAKLAND — Steve Kerr isn't happy with the current state of media…

 

ESPN’s John Skipper, pictured at a benefit event in New York in 2014, resigned from his job, saying he needed to “take care” of his substance addiction. (Robin Platzer/Twin Images/UPPA/Zuma Press/TNS)

ESPN’s John Skipper steps down, citing addiction problem

Friends and colleagues of John Skipper are surprised by the ESPN honcho’s…

 

Robert Downey Jr. (pictured in the second "Avengers" movie) says people are impersonating him online, trying to get money for charity. (Courtesy Walt Disney Films)

Robert Downey Jr. busy fending off scammers

Robert Downey Jr. vehemently is not asking fans for donations to charitable…

 

(Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Chip Kelly finds landing spot on television

When a reporter asked then-49ers head coach Chip Kelly in November whether…

(Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Draymond Green isn't too happy with the way the media is treating the things he says. (Jacob C. Palmer/S.F. Examiner)

Draymond said Cleveland is playing great basketball (and a lot more)

OAKLAND — Draymond Green has no love for the headline grabs. Taking…

Draymond Green isn't too happy with the way the media is treating the things he says. (Jacob C. Palmer/S.F. Examiner)
Klay Thompson. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

Klay Thompson has no patience for unnamed sources

Klay Thompson has no problem telling it like it is, and that's…

Klay Thompson. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)
Draymond Green will sit out Saturday's game. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

ESPN dives into Draymond Green’s effect on Warriors reveals Klay feud, more

Draymond Green is a fighter, that much is apparent to anyone who's…

Draymond Green will sit out Saturday's game. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Merrill Hoge, not an expert on most things — especially not tying ties. (Courtesy ESPN)

The takes, they’re so bad

It must be August. I know this because ESPN talking heads are…

Merrill Hoge, not an expert on most things — especially not tying ties. (Courtesy ESPN)
Former Heisman Trophy winner Ricky Williams will reportedly open a weed-friendly gym in The City. (Suzanne Plunkett/AP)

Smoke pot, get yoked: 3 sets, 10 reps each

Lifting weights and smoking weed — two favorite pastimes of people who…

Former Heisman Trophy winner Ricky Williams will reportedly open a weed-friendly gym in The City. (Suzanne Plunkett/AP)
Trent Dilfer played for the San Francisco 49ers and will call their Week 1 game for the second-straight year. (Wade Payne/AP)

Another 1-0 start to come? 49ers to kickoff the season on ESPN

The NFL announced its 2016 schedule on Thursday, and the San Francisco…

Trent Dilfer played for the San Francisco 49ers and will call their Week 1 game for the second-straight year. (Wade Payne/AP)
The San Francisco Zoo named a hippo (not pictured) after Bruce Bochy, left, last week. Bochy took that moment to teach the media a wildlife lesson. (Chris Carlson, Michael Sohn/AP)

Bruce Bochy admires killer instinct of hippopotamus namesake

It’s the question dominating the sports discussion in the Bay Area: How…

The San Francisco Zoo named a hippo (not pictured) after Bruce Bochy, left, last week. Bochy took that moment to teach the media a wildlife lesson. (Chris Carlson, Michael Sohn/AP)
Golden State Warriors GM Bob Myers  during a news conference at Warriors headquarters in Oakland. (Paul Sakuma/2012 AP)

Warriors GM reveals what is ‘the worst’ part of his job

It was the game that dominated conversations in the Bay Area and…

Golden State Warriors GM Bob Myers  during a news conference at Warriors headquarters in Oakland. (Paul Sakuma/2012 AP)
Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson, right, is fouled as he shoots by Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant (35) during the second quarter of an NBA basketball game in Oklahoma City, Saturday, Feb. 27, 2016. (Sue Ogrocki/AP)

ESPN reveals how many people watched the Warriors/Thunder game

BRISTOL, Conn. — The Golden State Warriors' stunning comeback win over the…

Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson, right, is fouled as he shoots by Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant (35) during the second quarter of an NBA basketball game in Oklahoma City, Saturday, Feb. 27, 2016. (Sue Ogrocki/AP)
ESPN commentators and former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Steve Young, left, former Baltimore Ravens quarterback Trent Dilfer, former Baltimore Ravens Ray Lewis and Suzy Kolber talk prior to an NFL football game between the Arizona Cardinals and the Baltimore Ravens in 2015. (Ross D. Franklin/AP)

ESPN sliding ‘back, back, back’

LOS ANGELES — ESPN, the sports network that drives Disney’s profit engine,…

ESPN commentators and former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Steve Young, left, former Baltimore Ravens quarterback Trent Dilfer, former Baltimore Ravens Ray Lewis and Suzy Kolber talk prior to an NFL football game between the Arizona Cardinals and the Baltimore Ravens in 2015. (Ross D. Franklin/AP)
Leading the Golden State Warriors to an unprecedented 23 wins to start a season, Stephen Curry says he’s “pretty motivated” to overtake Michael Jordan’s legacy as the greatest NBA player of all time. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

Don’t cheapen streak: It’s 23, not 27

As a self-designated protector of The Streak, The Steph and All Things…

Leading the Golden State Warriors to an unprecedented 23 wins to start a season, Stephen Curry says he’s “pretty motivated” to overtake Michael Jordan’s legacy as the greatest NBA player of all time. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
The daily fantasy sports industry is eyeing a breakout season as NFL games begin. And its two dominant companies, DraftKings and FanDuel, are touting lucrative opening week prizes to try to draw more customers as more competitors pop up. (Stephan Savoia/AP)

Sports must reject fantasy sleaze

As you read my commentaries, you’ll quickly realize that I loathe companies…

The daily fantasy sports industry is eyeing a breakout season as NFL games begin. And its two dominant companies, DraftKings and FanDuel, are touting lucrative opening week prizes to try to draw more customers as more competitors pop up. (Stephan Savoia/AP)

ESPN says it obtained notebook documenting Rose 1986 bets

BRISTOL, Conn. — ESPN says it obtained a notebook that shows Pete…

Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP file photoSports writer Bill Simmons and ESPN will part ways after nearly 15 years of

Mariotti: Let’s hope ESPN’s firing of Simmons ends industry’s fanboy phase

The Internet has perpetrated too much disarray in the world, giving semi-lives…

Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP file photoSports writer Bill Simmons and ESPN will part ways after nearly 15 years of
Mark J. Terrill/AP File PhotoKeith Olbermann was taken off his ESPN show for the rest of the week after making insulting comments about Penn State students on Twitter.

ESPN's Olbermann out for week after Penn State comments

BRISTOL — Keith Olbermann was taken off his ESPN show for the…

Mark J. Terrill/AP File PhotoKeith Olbermann was taken off his ESPN show for the rest of the week after making insulting comments about Penn State students on Twitter.
Matt Sayles/AP file photoESPN personality Stuart Scott died Sunday at the age of 49. He had been battling cancer.

ESPN's Stuart Scott, 49, dies after battling cancer

Stuart Scott was in his element, working a "Monday Night Football" game,…

Matt Sayles/AP file photoESPN personality Stuart Scott died Sunday at the age of 49. He had been battling cancer.