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Warriors center Andrew Bogut is writing a column for Yahoo Sports Australia and, in the process, he’s exposing his American audience to some interesting new slang.
One of the topics broached in his column were the comments of 76ers star Joel Embiid, who said in a press conference he didn’t want his team’s 3-1 series lead over the Nets to turn into a “situation like the Warriors two years ago.”
Although much was made of the comment around the league, Bogut said the Warriors hadn’t discussed it.
It’s “just Joel being Joel,” Bogut wrote. “He’s a bit of a larrikin.”
According to the Encyclopedia Britannica, the term is today used to “characterize youthful rowdyism.” It has its historical origins in the 1800s, when groups of unemployed young men roved the countryside, antagonizing locals and law enforcement. With the advent of cities and stricter policing, larrikins died out, although the term never did.
Perhaps more informationally for Warriors fans, Bogut confirmed in his column he would be returning to Sydney at the end of the NBA season.
“I just don’t really want to get involved in the grueling 82-game NBA season from September until June any more,” he wrote. With two young children, Bogut wanted to stay closer to home, something the Australian National Basketball League’s 28-game regular season allows him to do.
Bogut is signed with the Warriors through the end of the season.
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