Warriors' Harrison Barnes investigates Marcus Thompson's Oakland roots
Halibutboy Flatfish stashed this in Sports
No lie this is the rawest and realest video of an NBA star I've ever seen. Harrison Barnes is nicknamed "The Senator" because he is so well-spoken and well-educated... but he came from a single-parent household where he and his mom had to recycle cans and bottles to raise money for his basketball education. Now he's touring Oakland with journalist Marcus Thompson who came up here, showing a deep love for Oaktown.
Wow, Harrison Barnes is such a likable, genuine person.
No wonder we love rooting for him.
The draft taking him 7, Festus Ezeli 30, and Draymond 35 is part of what made the 2016 Warriors so great.