Deep thoughts, cheap shots & bon mots ...

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⏩ There is con­cern that DeMar­cus Cousins will slow down the War­riors’ fast break. True, Cousins won’t fin­ish many breaks, but he will start a lot of them. His­tory says a tran­si­tion team doesn’t need five sprint­ers. The run-run Show­time Lak­ers fea­tured

Ka­reem Ab­dul-Jab­bar, who par­tic­i­pated in zero fast breaks ... and five Lak­ers NBA cham­pi­onships.

⏩ I won­der why the Raiders didn’t fire Reg­gie McKen­zie when they hired Jon Gru­den.

They needed some­one to do the ba­sic per­son­nel pa­per­work un­til they hired a new gen­eral man­ager, but they didn’t need McKen­zie to do that. Seems as if owner Mark Davis and Gru­den didn’t want to ap­pear to be drop-kick­ing McKen­zie out the door, but the long de­lay made for silly drama and awk­ward­ness, and it didn’t fool any­body.

⏩ Dabo Swin­ney — man, that guy can talk. He’s the only coach I’ve ever seen whose postgame in­ter­view needed a half­time show. ⏩ All foot­ball coaches live in fear of their play­ers feel­ing job se­cu­rity and los­ing their edge, but how silly is Swin­ney say­ing Trevor Lawrence will have to com­pete for the start­ing quar­ter­back job next sea­son? Yeah, no.

⏩ The op­por­tu­nity is gone for this sea­son, but start­ing next sea­son, the Knicks’ an­nual visit to the Bay Area should be de­clared a re­gional hol­i­day. A chance for fans to give thanks that Stephen Curry was drafted by the War­riors and not by the team that des­per­ately wanted him — and vice versa.

⏩ The Raiders to San Diego next sea­son makes a lot of sense. Play­ing in Ve­gas in a sec­ond-rate Sam Boyd Sta­dium (ca­pac­ity 40,000) would take the lus­ter off the real move the fol­low­ing year. Davis hates the 49ers and Levi’s Sta­dium. He doesn’t want to play nice with Oak­land and stay at the Coli­seum an­other year. But in San Diego, Davis would be hailed as a hero and the Raiders would get great sup­port.

⏩ Cow­boys owner Jerry Jones just bought him­self a $250 mil­lion yacht. Now he needs a place to park it, so he’s plan­ning to buy the Gulf of Mex­ico.

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