NBA players react to Shaun Livingston, Leandro Barbosa rejoining Warriors

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<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="Monday was a pretty special day for the Warriors, as the organization welcomed back former players Leandro Barbosa and Shaun Livingston to the coaching staff and front office respectively.» data-reactid=»15″>Monday was a pretty special day for the Warriors, as the organization welcomed back former players Leandro Barbosa and Shaun Livingston to the coaching staff and front office respectively.

Barbosa will serve as a player mentor coach, while Livingston’s title is director of players affairs and engagement.

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="Klay Thompson reacted by posting an Instagram story of a picture of himself and Barbosa with the caption: "LLLBBB welcome back!!"» data-reactid=»21″>Klay Thompson reacted by posting an Instagram story of a picture of himself and Barbosa with the caption: «LLLBBB welcome back!!»

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Several other ex-Golden State players replied to the Barbosa Instagram post that announced the news.

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<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="-Festus Ezeli: "They def gonna be championship now."» data-reactid=»26″>-Festus Ezeli: «They def gonna be championship now.»

Ezeli’s comment, of course, is in reference to Barbosa’s hilarious declaration from March 2015.

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="Justin Holiday: "You a legend bro. Help me in more way than you know. Thank you bro!! Congrats on the new journey and good luck!!"» data-reactid=»29″>Justin Holiday: «You a legend bro. Help me in more way than you know. Thank you bro!! Congrats on the new journey and good luck!!»

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="“I want us all to work as a unit. I’m a team player," Livingston told The Athletic's Marcus Thompson in a recent phone conversation.&nbsp;"That’s been who I am, that’s been kind of my identity. I’ve stood on that as a player and a person.» data-reactid=»30″>“I want us all to work as a unit. I’m a team player,» Livingston told The Athletic’s Marcus Thompson in a recent phone conversation. «That’s been who I am, that’s been kind of my identity. I’ve stood on that as a player and a person.

«I want to work as a team. I want to work in unison. I thrive on trying to find solutions to problems.”

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