The Golden State Warriors absolutely drilled the Cleveland Cavaliers and Chicago Bulls recently, and while all that was well and good, the real test comes Monday when the San Antonio Spurs come to Oracle.
The Warriors and Spurs are dominating the field right now, and Monday's game is the biggest in the NBA this season ... by far.
Sal Castaneda and Matt Steinmetz open up talking about the Warriors, their game against the Spurs and how it's become tricky to talk about them these days. From there, the guys talk about the announcement that the proposed new arena in San Francisco will open in 2019 -- at the earliest. That's now a two-year delay from the team's original target date of an arena at Piers 30/32.
As for the 49ers, let's put it this way: Chip Kelly's first press conference as coach went a little better than Jim Tomsula's went.
The Oakland Raiders are staying in Oakland -- for at least another season. With the St. Louis Rams heading to Los Angeles, and the San Diego Chargers expected to follow, the Raiders find themselves "stuck" in the East Bay.
What a tremendous place to be stuck.
Castaneda and Steinmetz discuss whether or not the NFL news is good news or bad news for Raider Nation and what the options are that lie ahead. Raiders owner Mark Davis said he's now in the business of finding the Raiders a new home, but the reality is, he doesn't have a lot of places to go.
As for the 49ers, they're in the process of hiring a new coach, but we now know it's not going to be Hue Jackson, who is heading to Cleveland. Sal and Steiny discuss who is going to be the next coach of the 49ers.
After a short holiday break, Castaneda and Steinmetz got back into it with talk about one of the most incredible teams of our lifetime -- the Golden State Warriors. Is that hyperbole? Perhaps, but the Warriors are 33-2, which is the best start in the history of the NBA after 35 games.
But do Warriors fans have a little something to worry about with Stephen Curry being banged-up? He's got a bum wheel right now and he's playing through some pain. What's going to happen?
Sal and Steiny also talk about San Francisco 49ers CEO Jed York, who fired Jim Tomsula earlier in the week. York spoke for the first time publicly in 11 months on Monday, Jan. 4, and it was quite intriguing. The boys talk about it all.