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When Kevon Looney re-signed with the Golden State Warriors on a three-year, $15 million contract this summer, Warriors fans weren’t the only ones who were thrilled.
While speaking on ABC7’s “With Authority” podcast Thursday, the Warriors center said his family was pushing hard for him to stay with the Warriors, and he had no intention of going anywhere else unless another team made a substantially better offer.
“It was a happy moment to tell them [the Warriors] made an offer I wanted and I could take,” Looney said of discussions with his family. “They’ve been living out here since I’ve been here; they want to stay here. ‘Don’t go nowhere else,’ they’ve been telling me. ‘I want you to stay in the Bay Area, we want to keep living here.'”
Looney added that his mother was leading the charge for him to re-sign.
“She was pushing the Warriors the whole time and she got what she wanted,” he said. “And when your mom’s happy, you can be happy.”
When asked if he’s done anything special for his family since signing his new contract, Looney said his parents are going on a trip to Hawaii next week.
“She always wants something and wants me to do stuff for her, so this is the big trip,” he laughed. “She’s just happy that I’m happy.”
The center played through a significant chest injury in the 2019 NBA Finals and believes the Warriors can contend for a title again next season.
“To continue to play with Steph [Curry], continue to play with Draymond [Green], add D’Angelo [Russell], I feel like we have a chance to win a championship still,” he said. “This is the place I want to be at. It was a no brainer to come back.”
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