Kevin Love

Golden State Warriors center Jordan Bell (2) reacts to getting hit in the jaw by the Houston Rockets during Game 4 of the Western Conference Finals at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif., on May 22, 2018. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

NBA Finals Game 4: Cleveland Cavaliers can’t match Warriors’ depth

CLEVELAND -- While Jordan Bell was down in Los Angeles this past…

 

Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green (23) blocks a lay up by Cleveland Cavaliers forward Kevin Love (0) during Game 1 of the 2017 NBA Finals at Oracle Arena in Oakland. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

NBA Finals: Kevin Love cleared for Game 1

The Cleveland Cavaliers announced on Thursday morning that Kevin Love has completed…

 

Steve Kerr in March of 2018. (Photo by Joel Angel Juarez / Special to S.F. Examiner)

‘We’re all going through something’ — Kerr praises Love for Players’ Tribune essay

OAKLAND — Before the Golden State Warriors hosted the Brooklyn Nets, Steve…

 

Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James (23) reacts to a loss against the Golden State Warriors during Game 2 of the NBA Finals at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif., on June 4, 2017. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Warriors can’t stop LeBron, settle for Cavs teammates

OAKLAND — How do you stop LeBron James, the unstoppable force of…

Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James (23) reacts to a loss against the Golden State Warriors during Game 2 of the NBA Finals at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif., on June 4, 2017. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Could the Cavs' Kevin Love be on the move? The Warriors say they don't care. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Warriors can’t help but listen to trade rumors flying around Cavs

OAKLAND — Ask Draymond Green about the trade rumors swirling around the Cleveland…

Could the Cavs' Kevin Love be on the move? The Warriors say they don't care. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Draymond Green played well in Game 7 on Sunday, but it wasn't enough to overcome the LeBron James, Kyrie Irving and the Cleveland Cavaliers. (Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP)

In the grand scheme, Game 7 loss a mere setback to Dubs’ dynasty dreams

The Golden State Warriors went from potentially the greatest of all time…

Draymond Green played well in Game 7 on Sunday, but it wasn't enough to overcome the LeBron James, Kyrie Irving and the Cleveland Cavaliers. (Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP)
Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors came up short in their quest to become the greatest NBA team of all time. (Eric Risberg/AP)

Mission unaccomplished: Warriors fall to Cavs in Game 7

OAKLAND — The Golden State Warriors were the subject of another historic…

Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors came up short in their quest to become the greatest NBA team of all time. (Eric Risberg/AP)
Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) walks on the floor during the second half of Game 5 of the NBA Finals against the Cleveland Cavaliers in Oakland on Monday. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Fans’ faith not enough against rejuvenated Cavs

The crowd had come for a coronation, a celebration, an evening of…

Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) walks on the floor during the second half of Game 5 of the NBA Finals against the Cleveland Cavaliers in Oakland on Monday. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
Cleveland’s Kyrie Irving splits Klay Thompson, left, and Festus Ezeli during his game-high 41-point performance to lead the Cavs over the Warriors in Game 5 of the NBA Finals on Monday night. (Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP)

Irving’s 41-point performance gives Cleveland new life

OAKLAND — Delay the parade. Temporarily, at least. With Draymond Green across…

Cleveland’s Kyrie Irving splits Klay Thompson, left, and Festus Ezeli during his game-high 41-point performance to lead the Cavs over the Warriors in Game 5 of the NBA Finals on Monday night. (Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP)
A man cheers after walking through an inflatable shark outside SAP Center before the start of Game 4 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Finals between the San Jose Sharks and Pittsburgh Penguins in San Jose, Monday, June 6, 2016. (Eric Risberg/AP)

San Who-Dey Is Big Loser in Stanley Cup Final

CLEVELAND - There are a number of real hockey markets that deserve…

A man cheers after walking through an inflatable shark outside SAP Center before the start of Game 4 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Finals between the San Jose Sharks and Pittsburgh Penguins in San Jose, Monday, June 6, 2016. (Eric Risberg/AP)
Golden State Warriors forward Andre Iguodala (9) dunks against the Cleveland Cavaliers during the first half of Game 2 of the NBA Finals in Oakland on Thursday. (Ezra Shaw, Getty Images via AP, Pool)

Iguodala emerges as star of series opener

So why should we be surprised by anything — and that’s anything…

Golden State Warriors forward Andre Iguodala (9) dunks against the Cleveland Cavaliers during the first half of Game 2 of the NBA Finals in Oakland on Thursday. (Ezra Shaw, Getty Images via AP, Pool)
Golden State Warriors guard Shaun Livingston (34) shoots against Cleveland Cavaliers guard Iman Shumpert during the first half of Game 1 of the NBA Finals in Oakland on Thursday. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Livingston paces Dubs in drubbing of Cavs

OAKLAND — The Golden State Warriors didn’t win 73 regular season games…

Golden State Warriors guard Shaun Livingston (34) shoots against Cleveland Cavaliers guard Iman Shumpert during the first half of Game 1 of the NBA Finals in Oakland on Thursday. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
LeBron James and Stephen Curry headline a repeat of last year's finals. (Tony Dejak/AP)

NBA Finals tale of the tape: Warriors vs. Cavs part 2

After completing the best regular season in history, the Golden State Warriors…

LeBron James and Stephen Curry headline a repeat of last year's finals. (Tony Dejak/AP)
Warriors general manager Bob Myers, left, talks with Draymond Green at a news conference on Thursday, during which the team formally announced Green's five-year, $85 million deal. (Eric Risberg/AP)

With bold moves by Spurs, no summer rest for Myers

Even in the offseason, there are no off days for Bob Myers,…

Warriors general manager Bob Myers, left, talks with Draymond Green at a news conference on Thursday, during which the team formally announced Green's five-year, $85 million deal. (Eric Risberg/AP)
Cleveland Cavaliers forward Kevin Love (0) looks to pass during the first quarter of a first-round NBA playoff basketball game in Boston. Love, whose arm was yanked from the socket on Sunday by Boston's Kelly Olynyk during Game 4, had the operation at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York on Wednesday, April 29, 2015. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)

Love opts out of Cavs contract

CLEVELAND — Kevin Love is about to find out how much the…

Cleveland Cavaliers forward Kevin Love (0) looks to pass during the first quarter of a first-round NBA playoff basketball game in Boston. Love, whose arm was yanked from the socket on Sunday by Boston's Kelly Olynyk during Game 4, had the operation at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York on Wednesday, April 29, 2015. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)
With a young core, starting with MVP Stephen Curry, the Warriors could be at the beginning of a dynasty with the 2015 NBA title.  (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

Dub dynasty? Pieces are in place

The only one still recalling the goofy, pitiable past is Bob Myers,…

With a young core, starting with MVP Stephen Curry, the Warriors could be at the beginning of a dynasty with the 2015 NBA title.  (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
LeBron James' 2-4 record in the NBA Finals may tarnish an otherwise glowing career. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

Finals loss has LeBron’s legacy open for debate

CLEVELAND — LeBron James overachieved in the 2015-season, a position that he…

LeBron James' 2-4 record in the NBA Finals may tarnish an otherwise glowing career. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
If core players such as Draymond Green, above, remain healthy and hungry, the Warriors should be able to contend for the Finals again next year and years to come. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

Warriors don’t look like one-hit wonders

Wait ’til 2055?! Well, since an NBA championship comes to the Bay…

If core players such as Draymond Green, above, remain healthy and hungry, the Warriors should be able to contend for the Finals again next year and years to come. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)
Steve Kerr smiles as he walks past team employees after landing in Oakland on Wednesday, one day after his Warriors won the NBA Finals in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

New age, old school: Kerr a revelation

CLEVELAND — The cop wasn’t letting the youngster onto the court, not…

Steve Kerr smiles as he walks past team employees after landing in Oakland on Wednesday, one day after his Warriors won the NBA Finals in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
The Golden State Warriors could meet LeBron James (23) in future NBA Finals. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

Warriors vs. LeBron: Rematch in ’16?

This one was for Purvis Short and Sonny Parker, and even for…

The Golden State Warriors could meet LeBron James (23) in future NBA Finals. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)