Golden State Warriors l December 6, 2022
Today, Sports Illustrated (SI) revealed four-time NBA Champion and two-time MVP Stephen Curry as the 2022 Sportsperson of the Year. On and off the court, Curry accomplished it all in 2022; his stellar performance in the NBA Finals capped a personal two-year comeback from injury and earned him a fourth ring and his first Finals MVP award, cementing the Golden State Warriors as a modern dynasty. Curry extended his reach off the court this year as well: his Eat. Learn. Play. Foundation continues to fight food insecurity, promote early childhood literacy and create safe places for kids to play and be active throughout Oakland and the Bay Area. Additionally, he worked to make golf more inclusive by supporting the Howard University golf team and launched the UNDERRATED Golf Tour for underrepresented junior players. As SI senior writer Michael Rosenberg explains in Daily Cover feature, the greatest accomplishment of our Sportsperson of the Year was reminding the world that his superpower is making everyone around him better.
The annual Sportsperson of the Year Issue went on sale Thursday, December 8th. That same evening, SI will celebrate Curry with an awards gala presented by Chase at the Regency Ballroom in San Francisco, with Steve Kerr and Klay Thompson among those paying tribute to Curry. Event sponsors include Under Armour and Grand Coramino with The Reebok Human Rights Award winner celebrated during the show. Sports Illustrated will also honor Allyson Felix, Jocelyn Alo, Brian Robinson Jr., and SI Kids SportsKid of the Year Carter Bonas, with other notable athletes and stars presenting and attending including Jackie Joyner-Kersee, Jennifer King, Deebo Samuel, Joe Manganiello, and more. Rob Riggle hosts the event with live coverage on SI.com and SI social channels, starting on the red carpet at 6 p.m. PST.
Sportsperson of the Year is an honor for athletes, coaches and teams who best represent the spirit and ideals of sportsmanship, character and performance, given annually since the inception of Sports Illustrated. The event is co-produced by Authentic Brands Group (Authentic), Sports Illustrated, The Arena Group, and TIME Studios.
Warriors Re-Sign Kevon Looney
Three-Time NBA Champion Appeared In League-High 104 Games in 2021-22
Posted: Jul 10, 2022
The 2022 NBA Champion Golden State Warriors have re-signed forward/center Kevon Looney, the team announced today. Per team policy, terms of the agreement were not released.
Looney, 26, averaged 6.0 points, a career-best 7.3 rebounds and 2.0 assists in a career-high 21.1 minutes over 82 games (80 starts) for the Warriors in 2021-22, becoming the first Warriors player to appear in all 82 games since Harrison Barnes in 2014-15. Looney was one of only five players in the NBA to appear in all 82 regular season games and, including all 22 playoff games, totaled a league-high 104 games, matching the franchise record for total games played in a single season held by Draymond Green and Klay Thompson.
In the 2022 Playoffs, Looney tallied averages of 5.8 points, 7.6 rebounds and 2.2 assists in 20.4 minutes over 22 games (13 starts) on the way to capturing his third NBA championship with Golden State. The 6’9” forward/center grabbed a career-high 22 rebounds (including 11 in the first quarter) in a series-clinching Game 6 victory over Memphis in the Western Conference Semifinals on May 13, 2022, the most rebounds for a Warrior in a playoff game since Larry Smith (23) on May 12, 1987. In the Western Conference Finals against Dallas, Looney averaged a double-double with 10.6 points and 10.6 rebounds to go with 3.0 assists in 28.0 minutes over five games (all starts) in the series. He scored a career-high 21 points to go with 12 rebounds in a Game 2 win over the Mavericks on May 20, 2022, scoring 20 points in a game for the first time since his lone season at UCLA in 2015. He closed the series with a 10-point, 18-rebound double-double in Game 5 to help the Warriors advance to the NBA Finals for the fifth time in his seven-year tenure with the club.
Originally selected by the Warriors with the 30th overall pick in the 2015 NBA Draft, Looney owns career averages of 4.7 points, 4.8 rebounds, 1.4 assists and 16.4 minutes in 367 games (150 starts) over seven seasons with Golden State. He has appeared in 64 career postseason games (19 starts)—tied for the ninth most in Warriors history—posting averages of 5.7 points. 5.5 rebounds and 1.4 assists in 19.8 minutes per game while hitting 63.6% from the field, which ranks second on the Warriors’ all-time postseason field goal percentage leaderboard.
Warriors Sign Free Agent Guard Donte DiVincenzo
Posted: July 09, 2022
The 2022 NBA Champion Golden State Warriors have signed guard Donte DiVincenzo (DEE-vin-chen-zo) to a contract, the team announced today. Per team policy, terms of the agreement were not released.
DiVincenzo, 25, appeared in 42 games (one start) with the Milwaukee Bucks and Sacramento Kings last season, tallying averages of 9.0 points, 4.0 rebounds, 2.8 assists and 1.14 steals in 24.0 minutes per game. Originally selected by the Milwaukee Bucks with the 17th overall pick in the 2018 NBA Draft, DiVincenzo owns career averages of 9.0 points, 4.6 rebounds, 2.5 assists, 1.08 steals and 23.6 minutes in 201 games (91 starts) over four seasons with the Bucks and Kings.
A native of Newark, Delaware, the 6’4” guard was a member of the 2021 Bucks NBA Championship team. DiVincenzo made 13 playoff appearances (four starts) over two postseasons with the Bucks, averaging 5.7 points, 3.9 rebounds, 1.5 assists in 18.1 minutes per game.
He is a two-time NCAA champion with Villanova (2016 and 2018). As a junior, DiVincenzo was named the 2018 Final Four Most Outstanding Player after scoring a career-high 31 points off the bench to lead Villanova to a 79-62 championship victory over Michigan. In 85 games over three seasons at Villanova, DiVincenzo averaged 10.2 points, 4.0 rebounds and 2.4 assists in 25.4 minutes per game.
DiVincenzo will wear #0 for the Warriors.