Perhaps Deebo Samuel takes a quick flight back from Dallas for 49ers OTAs (or maybe not), but he at least saw the Warriors beat the Mavericks in Game 3 of the NBA Western Conference Finals.
If you’re wondering where San Francisco 49ers All-Pro wide receiver Deebo Samuel is the day before the Niners are scheduled to kickstart their 2022 organized team activities, well, he’s in Texas.
More specifically, he’s in Dallas, Texas.
Samuel made sure to take in the Golden State Warriors’ road victory over the Dallas Mavericks in Game 3 of the Western Conference Finals. The 109-100 Dubs win over Luka Doncic and Co. means Golden State is now just one victory away from advancing to the NBA Finals where they’ll await the victor of the Eastern Conference Finals between the Boston Celtics and Miami Heat.
For what it’s worth, the Warriors are up three games to none.
Deebo Samuel visits with Warriors’ Stephen Curry, Draymond Green
After the game, Samuel was seen chatting it up with two of the Dubs’ biggest stars, Stephen Curry and Draymond Green.
Curry and Samuel even engaged in some fun words deep within the American Airlines Center after the game:
Maybe 49ers fans hope Curry told Samuel he’s got a good thing going in San Francisco and shouldn’t try to continue pushing his trade wishes.
Wishful thinking. In all likelihood, the nature of that quick chat is known only to those two.
Additionally, Green didn’t hesitate to shower Samuel with some love, going as far to give the wide receiver his game-worn jersey:
Maybe there was a note inside the jersey that read, “stay with the Niners.”
Again, wishful thinking.
No, Deebo Samuel likely won’t attend 49ers OTAs
San Francisco will officially begin its organized team activities from Santa Clara, California on Monday, May 23.
Samuel being in Dallas late on Sunday night likely means he won’t be in attendance. But that’s not exactly breaking news.
OTAs are, for all intents and purposes, voluntary for players. The fines don’t start kicking in until players decide to hold out during mandatory minicamps and training camp, and those aren’t scheduled to take place until later this summer.
Whether or not the bridge between Samuel and the 49ers is mended by then is anyone’s guess, and it’ll likely have to involve what should be a lucrative contract extension.
Until then, though, at least the All-Pro is sticking with the #BayAreaUnite hashtag in person, at least.