Why Jordan Bell ‘hated' Quinn Cook when they were first Warriors teammates


Jordan Bell and Quinn Cook are very good friends. They've been close ever since they became teammates on the Warriors last season.

Bell and Cook joined NBC Sports Bay Area Warriors reporter Kerith Burke on the most recent episode of Uninterrupted's Road Trippin' podcast, and explained how their relationship started.

Let's just say Bell never thought Cook would become a part of his inner circle.

"I hated Duke. I like Duke now. I didn't like Quinn when he first got here because he went to Duke [laughing],” Bell revealed. "I hate everything about Duke -- or I used to.

"I hated Quinn. When I first saw him, I was like, 'This mo-fu...' [laughter]."

So, who broke the ice?

"Quinn. He's just a cool dude," Bell said. "He just gets along with everybody. I got to know him, and you [realize] it's kind of stupid to hate somebody because of the school he went to."

The Duke hate is a real thing.

In the 2016 NCAA Tournament, the year after Cook left school, Bell’s Oregon team beat Duke in the Sweet 16. Bell racked up 13 points, seven rebounds, three blocks and two steals.

It must have been one of the best days of his life.

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Listen to Cook, Burke and Bell on the rest of the Road Trippin' podcast in the player below, and subscribe here.

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