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Nate Parham

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Nate Parham is a long time NBA fan whose newfound interest in women's basketball led him to managing SBN's Swish Appeal, which covers the WNBA and women's college basketball around the nation. In addition to contributing to Swish Appeal and Golden State of Mind, he has been a women's basketball contributor for the Capital One Cup and espnW.

Nate has covered the WNBA's Seattle Storm as well as the Seattle University Redhawks and Washington Huskies men's and women's basketball teams. Since returning to the Bay Area, he has wandered around covering things from NBA summer league to Pac-12 and WCC women's basketball.

As a Bay Area native, he is unfortunately cursed with a love for the Golden State Warriors, which is only partially offset by the resurgence of the San Francisco 49ers.

Twitter: @NateP_SBN

A Fan Of...

  • NBA Golden State Warriors
  • NFL San Francisco 49ers
  • NCAAF Michigan Wolverines
  • NCAAB Washington Huskies
  • NHL San Jose Sharks
  • MLB Oakland Athletics
  • General Seattle Storm
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2014 All-Defensive Team voting breakdown

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Player All-Defensive 1st Team FWD All-Defensive 1st Team CTR All-Defensive 1st Team GRD Total First Team Votes All-Defensive 2nd Team FWD A...

Iguodala gets first All-Defensive First Team spot

While Andre Iguodala gets the first All-Defensive First Team recognition of his career, he's also just the second Warriors player ever to receive such an honor.

Seattle gets a much-needed win against Tulsa

While Seattle got a much-needed win at home, Tulsa heads home still searching for their first win and answers to their problems.

Fanpost: Seven things to expect in the Kerr era

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GSoM community member Apricot had a pretty good fanpost detailing seven observations from Steve Kerr's public comments about his vision for the Golden State Warriors.

GSW interested in Corbin, Hollins to fill staff

The Warriors' list of candidates to fill out Steve Kerr's staff grows with more former NBA head coaches.

Lynx vs. Stars final score: Rookie Damiris Dantas continues to shine in 88-72 win

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Kent Youngblood of the Star Tribune wrote a good feature about Minnesota Lynx rookie Damiris Dantas before their game against the San Antonio Stars tonight - she ultimately turned in a performance worthy of the attention. Dantas contributed 17 points on 7-for-10 shooting, 5 rebounds and 2 steals in about 30 minutes in Minnesota's 88-72 win at the Target Center tonight. For more on the game, check out the recap at SB Nation's Canis Hoopus.

Phoenix dominates Tulsa, 100-78

You can never really predict a blowout, but the Mercury's rout wasn't exactly surprising.

Vandersloot sets Sky assist record in a rout

The Chicago Sky recorded career-highs and franchise-highs in a lopsided win over the visiting Connecticut Sun.

Important reminder from Curry: "Guys are human."

Stephen Curry shared his thoughts about Mark Jackson's departure and his feelings about the Warriors with local media.

Breaking: Steph Curry is a good guy

Video of Golden State Warriors guard and 2014 NBA Community Assist Award recipient Stephen Curry serving the Bay Area community.

Bogut discusses Mark Jackson, Stephen A. Smith

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Golden State Warriors center Andrew Bogut joined the Australian podcast "Grizz & Tizz From Way Downtown" to discuss a number of topics, including Mark Jackson, his status for the FIBA World Championships in the late summer, and Stephen A. Smith.

Kansas State grants Leticia Romero her transfer release

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Blair Kerkhoff of the Kansas City Star has reported via Twitter that Kansas State has granted guard Leticia Romero the transfer release she requested though she can't transfer within the Big XII...after weeks of stubbornly denying her.

SB Nation's Kansas State site Bring on the Cats has plenty more background on the issue and you can find our interview with Romero in our storystream.

Video: What happened on Sky's failed final play?

Point guard Courtney Vandersloot discusses the Chicago Sky's loss to the Minnesota Lynx, including what happened on the botched final possession.

Minnesota wins clash of the unbeaten in Chicago

Maya Moore didn't get 30 again. The Lynx have played three games in four days with three rotation players injured. And yet they're still undefeated.

Maya Moore sets record with 30 points in Lynx win

Maya Moore continues to cement her status as one of the WNBA's greats with a record fourth consecutive 30-point performance to help lead Minnesota to a 4-0 start.

Storm beat Mystics 73-65 for first win

The outcome of the Storm's visit to D.C. wasn't necessarily determined by Crystal Langhorne, but on a poor shooting night for the Mystics she was obviously one of the significant storylines in Seattle's first win of the 2014 season.

Tulsa Shock come up just short against Minnesota Lynx in 94-93 loss

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Skylar Diggins led the way for the Shock with 21 points and dished five assists...Minnesota head coach Cheryl Reeve was impressed with Diggins performance. "I am really happy for Skylar," Reeve said. "She is determined and is playing great. She has really asserted herself and looks like a great leader."

From Shock rally but come up just short against Lynx in home opener via Oklahoma Sports Blog. Maya Moore was certainly the big story in this game with a 38-point performance, but Skylar Diggins has made big strides this season herself with a team-high 21 points as one of seven Shock players in double figures.

Chicago, Tulsa made most of draft selections

For the first weekly look around the WNBA in 2014, we look at which rookies made rosters and which teams did especially well identifying roster-worthy talent in the 2014 WNBA Draft.

Open thread: The draft lottery & NBA Playoffs

The Warriors aren't in the lottery, but there might be a reason their fans should still care: Kevin Love, of course.

Five impressions from the WNBA's opening weekend

A rundown of observations from the WNBA's first weekend.

Q&A with Canis Hoopus: GSW's chances to get Love

With Kevin Love reportedly having interest in the Warriors as a potential future team, we get some insight on what the Timberwolves might want in return.

Three barriers to the Warriors acquiring Love

In preparation for a Q&A I did with Eric of Canis Hoopus, I took stock of some of the key barriers confronting the Warriors in pursuing a trade for Kevin Love. The Q&A will be up in the morning, but the following are a few potential barriers that hav

Maya Moore's star grows with hot start, new shoes

The Lynx are off to a 2-0 start after beating the Connecticut Sun 90-87 in overtime in their home opener, led by an incredible start by Maya Moore.

Who are you rooting for in the Conference Finals?

Taking a break from talking about the Warriors situation, who are you rooting for in this year's conference finals?

Dream vs. Fever final score: Angel McCoughtry leads Atlanta to a 90-88 win in double OT

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Kris Willis of SB Nation's Atlanta Hawks site Peachtree Hoops summarized the Atlanta Dream's 90-88 win today, with Angel McCoughtry starring with a game-winning shot. But the first round rookies shined too: Dream rookie Shoni Schimmel had a double-double with 17 points and 10 assists (and, as Willis notes, 7 turnovers) while Fever rookie Natasha Howard had 21 points and 6 rebounds. The Fever are now 0-2, but have competed well in two games without Tamika Catchings. For more on the Dream, check out Peachtree Hoops.

Nurse, Greer among GSW assistant candidates

Yahoo's Adrian Wojnarowski is hearing that former D-League coach Nick Nurse is among the candidates for Steve Kerr's staff of assistants.

Ogwumike hurts back, misses second half in LA win

Nneka Ogwumike didn't play in the second half of the Sparks' season-opener in Seattle after suffering an apparent back injury.

Chicago gets by Indiana, 74-70

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"I thought Faulkner changed the rhythm of the game on the defensive end," said Sky Head Coach Pokey Chatman. "She got the steal in front of me and saved it and ignited something within the team that carried throughout the rest of the game." Faulkner finished her Sky debut with 7 points (3-of-4). Delle Donne led the Sky with 23 points and 5 rebounds, while Breland grabbed 9 boards along with her 13 points and 6 blocks in the game.

From SKY: Sky Fight Off Fever May 16 2014 Awesome to see Faulkner come up big for the Sky in her first game of the season - she was definitely one of the top mid-major prospects coming out this year and it looks like she has a chance to be a significant contributor for the Sky.

Mark Jackson rejoins ESPN for Eastern & NBA Finals

After being fired by the Warriors, Mark Jackson will return to broadcasting beginning with the Eastern Conference Finals on Sunday.

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