Jay Mariotti

Tony Avelar/AP File PhotoThe Warriors' Draymond Green will have his hands full with the Cavaliers' Lebron James in the NBA Finals

Mariotti: Quite foolishly, Draymond Green called LeBron 'a loser' and 'gay' on Twitter

The best weekend news for the Warriors, other than no reported vomiting…

Tony Avelar/AP File PhotoThe Warriors' Draymond Green will have his hands full with the Cavaliers' Lebron James in the NBA Finals

Mariotti: Planet Earth, meet Stephen Curry

Rather than imagine how stun-gun devastated we'd be if Stephen Curry ever…

AP Photo/Eric RisbergGiants' Brandon Belt

Mariotti: Oh, Giants playing best ball in majors

You'll hear and read much in coming days about The Drive, The…

AP Photo/Eric RisbergGiants' Brandon Belt
Ben Margot/AP Photo
Ben Margot/AP Photo
Tony Avelar/APWarriors' Stephen Curry

Mariotti: Crash Brothers, meet LeBron

OAKLAND —They will be known, until their wounds heal, as the Crash…

Tony Avelar/APWarriors' Stephen Curry
Ronald Martinez/APThe physical play of Houston Rockets center Dwight Howard (12) has presented some trouble for the Warriors

Mariotti: Flagrant foul on NBA

On the night Stephen Curry received his MVP trophy, you may remember…

Ronald Martinez/APThe physical play of Houston Rockets center Dwight Howard (12) has presented some trouble for the Warriors
David J. Phillip/APWarriors' Stephen Curry (30) topples over Houston Rockets forward Trevor Ariza (1) in Game 4 of the Western Conference finals.

Mariotti: Not smart for Curry to return after violent fall in Game 4 loss

HOUSTON — Outside the visitors' locker room, in a tunnel that suddenly…

David J. Phillip/APWarriors' Stephen Curry (30) topples over Houston Rockets forward Trevor Ariza (1) in Game 4 of the Western Conference finals.
David J. Phillip/APNothing is stopping Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors on their way to an NBA title

Mariotti: Nothing Stopping Curry, not even Lebron

HOUSTON — We've reached that delirious juncture in the Steph Curry Experience…

David J. Phillip/APNothing is stopping Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors on their way to an NBA title
Rick Bowmer/APWarriors head coach Steve Kerr is poised to become the first coach since Pat Riley to win an NBA championship in his first year in the league.

Mariotti: Time to praise coach behind Curry Flurry, impending NBA Finals berth

Can we pause our perpetual tribute to Stephen Curry, the most delightful…

Rick Bowmer/APWarriors head coach Steve Kerr is poised to become the first coach since Pat Riley to win an NBA championship in his first year in the league.
AP Photo/Ben MargotGolden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) reacts after being called for a foul on Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James

Mariotti: Curry still your MVP, to the last drop

OAKLAND — How exquisite that this Most Valuable Player debate, this maelstrom…

AP Photo/Ben MargotGolden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) reacts after being called for a foul on Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James
Jeff Chiu/AP PhotoOakland Raiders owner Mark Davis

Mariotti: Have mercy on Raiders, let them leave for L.A.

Somewhere in that Black Hole in the sky, Al Davis is cursing…

Jeff Chiu/AP PhotoOakland Raiders owner Mark Davis
Ben Margot/APThe Rockets will be at a disadvantage in Game 2 after Dwight Howard

Mariotti: No traffic on Howard Street

So it has reached the surreal point where the former coach of…

Ben Margot/APThe Rockets will be at a disadvantage in Game 2 after Dwight Howard
Ben Margot/APThe Warriors' Stephen Curry

Mariotti: Warriors dig another hole, overcome 16-point deficit to beat Rockets

OAKLAND — The sensation shakes your core, rocks your bones, a basketball…

Ben Margot/APThe Warriors' Stephen Curry
Jeff Chiu/AP file photoThe Warriors' Stephen Curry (30) and the Rockets' James Harden will put the MVP debate to bed in the coming days when they go head-to-head in the Western Conference Finals.
Jeff Chiu/AP file photoThe Warriors' Stephen Curry (30) and the Rockets' James Harden will put the MVP debate to bed in the coming days when they go head-to-head in the Western Conference Finals.
Evan Agostini/ap file photoRoger Goodell is in San Francisco this week.

Mariotti: In spite of bumbling Goodell, NFL still thrives amid scandal, chaos

He may be more embattled and disparaged than the President of the…

Evan Agostini/ap file photoRoger Goodell is in San Francisco this week.
Mark Humphrey/AP file photoThe Warriors' Stephen Curry

Mariotti: If nothing shocks us about Curry, neither should NBA title

MEMPHIS — To escape the playoff stress-grinder, Steve Kerr is committed to…

Mark Humphrey/AP file photoThe Warriors' Stephen Curry
Ben Margot/AP file photoDraymond Green (23)

Mariotti: Another break for charmed Warriors after shameful loss by rival Clippers

They are charmed and mojoed, to the point you may understand why…

Ben Margot/AP file photoDraymond Green (23)
Ben Margot/APAn elated Stephen Curry celebrates after hitting a shot in the first half of the Warriors’ pivotal Game 5 win.

Mariotti: Curry lights up Oracle, Warriors win with defense as Mayweather booed

OAKLAND — Sitting courtside, Floyd Mayweather watched Stephen Curry like the rest…

Ben Margot/APAn elated Stephen Curry celebrates after hitting a shot in the first half of the Warriors’ pivotal Game 5 win.
Elise Amendola/AP file photoThe Patriots’ Tom Brady

Mariotti: Brady, no Montana, is latest in endless line of cheats

Never, ever forget the fundamental ill of cheating in sports: It's a…

Elise Amendola/AP file photoThe Patriots’ Tom Brady
Mark Humphrey/APWarriors guard Stephen Curry

Mariotti: Curry’s bounceback, Kerr’s defensive changes fuel Warriors in Game 4 rout

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — If it happened in a dunk contest, the judges…

Mark Humphrey/APWarriors guard Stephen Curry