We occasionally see media covering football come to or almost come to blows, whether it’s at practices or on Radio Row, but it’s a little less common in basketball. That’s what happened at the Golden State Warriors’ practice Thursday, though, as two cameramen trying to shoot a Kevin Durant interview got in a heated and profane argument about being in each other’s space. Here’s video via Bay Area radio station KNBR:
Things got a bit heated at Warriors practice today… pic.twitter.com/WrBtd1H0jc
— KNBR (@KNBR) February 1, 2018
We present the Academy Award-worthy dialogue from this exchange:
Cameraman 1: “Dude, I’m going as far as I can. Step over.”
Cameraman 2: “I was parked here and you’re the one who cut me.”
Cameraman 1: “Dude!”
Cameraman 2: “Dude!”
Cameraman 1: “I will knock you the fuck out! I will knock you the fuck out! Right here!”
Reporter: “Hey guys, come on!”
Cameraman 1: “Don’t put your hands on me!”
Durant: “What are we doing? Like, what we doing?”
Reporter: “We’re here to talk about basketball.”
Durant: “Yeah. Like, what are we doing?”
The first rule of Cameraman Fight Club is you don’t talk about Cameraman Fight Club. And amazingly, this wasn’t even the only boneheaded media moment from the Warriors’ practice Thursday, as someone else tried to get head coach Steve Kerr to violate the NBA’s tampering policy by commenting on the LeBron James rumors:
Reporter: "Would (LeBron) be a guy you'd want to coach?"
Steve Kerr: "You're really going to ask that? Do you want me to get my checkbook out? Do you want me to make it out to Adam Silver or the NBA or…?"
— Anthony Slater (@anthonyVslater) February 1, 2018
The Warriors are currently the best in the NBA, with a 40-11 record. The media covering them, not so much.