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Matt Barnes tells wild story of how Warriors, Don Nelson celebrated upsetting Mavs in ‘We Believe’ season

© Kelley L Cox | 2017 Nov 27

This one is an all-timer.

The always revelatory Matt Barnes has shared maybe his best story yet from the iconic 2007 “We Believe” Warriors. It centers around the aftermath of Golden State’s improbable victory over the top seeded Dallas Mavericks in the first round of the NBA Playoffs.

After clinching the series in Game 6 at Oracle Arena, the Warriors and their eccentric head coach, Don Nelson, had a full send up according to Barnes.

“We got up to (Don Nelson’s) penthouse in Lake Meritt and he tells us, ‘Woody’s in the back rolling doobies and our coach is telling us to go back there and smoke with him,” Barnes said via Arash Markazi of the Los Angeles Times. “Nelly had the whole roof and we go up and there’s Jessica Alba, Kate Hudson, Owen Wilson and Snoop. We ended up going out to a club in San Francisco and lived it up after that and then we went back to Snoop’s hotel and blew it down.

“There was so much smoke in the room, they came knocking on the door and we were thinking, ‘Oh shit, here we go.’ They came in, unscrewed the window, opened them up so the smoke went out, asked us if we needed anything and they left. They helped him vent the room. I’d never seen anything like that before. Only Snoop. The legendary Snoop.”

Logic would dictate that it wasn’t actually Woody Allen in the room, but rather Woody Harrelson, a buddy of Nelson’s to this day.

Considering the amount of marijuana going around, it would be reasonable for Barnes to make the mistake. Although if it was indeed Woody Allen in the room, we don’t even know where to begin.


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