Steve Kerr has been a legendary player, and today, he has achieved greatness as a coach. He was part of the Chicago Bulls team that was arguably the greatest team in NBA history. But in the current generation, Kerr is the coach of arguably the best team. Under Coach Kerr, Stephen Curry has been an amazing leader who helped the Dubs to become a modern-day dynasty. Since 2015, they’ve won as many as four titles in eight years. Steve Kerr says Curry doesn’t care about his own field goal percentage and always shoots to help the team win.
That’s the reason why Kerr respects Steph Curry so much. But in the 2023-24 season, the Dubs are struggling with consistency. Moreover, their power forward, Draymond Green, had been in a lot of trouble lately. Since Green’s five-game suspension, the Dubs have lost six games on the trot. On Thursday, ESPN shared a short video with NBA Pundit Stephen A Smith commenting on Stephen Curry’s leadership. But Smith’s comments did not sit well with Steve Kerr.
Steve Kerr Fires Back At Stephen Smith For His Comments On Steph Curry
Lately, in the setting of a press conference, Kerr said Smith’s comments were “Disgusting” and “Kind of sickening.” Lately, the Warriors have been out of the playoff picture so far. Moreover, in an interview with Ramona Shelburne of ESPN, Stephen Curry expressed his concern over Draymond Green’s second suspension this season. It is really concerning as Green is very important to the Dubs dynasty.
“Steph is as good of a leader as I’ve been been around. The guy is an amazing human being… For anybody to question Stephen Curry’s leadership, it’s actually kind of sickening to me. Disgusting.”— ClutchPoints (@ClutchPoints) December 15, 2023
Steve Kerr fires back at Stephen A. Smith 👀
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Green said he talked about the incident with Gobert in depth with Stephen Curry.— Ramona Shelburne (@ramonashelburne) December 15, 2023
"That's the conversation we had," Curry told ESPN. "I was like, 'I worry less about what you did, but more the why and how it happened.'
“We've been together so long, he's told me about a lot of the stuff that's happened to him personally along the way. There are a lot of stressors,” Curry added… But we all breathe life from him. I don't know anybody who can replace that. He's such a barometer for how we're…— Ramona Shelburne (@ramonashelburne) December 15, 2023
But he already faced a second suspension this regular season. It has been only a few more than 20 games so far. Steph said he talked to Green about the Rudy Gobert incident. Curry knows Green has been under a lot of stress, personally. But Steph also knows that Green has been such a barometer for their success over the years. Hence, he wishes Green would come back stronger.
Kerr Will Have An Enduring Legacy Both As A Player And As A Coach
Kerr has seen enough greatness around him during his playing career to identify great players as a coach. He played alongside Michael Jordan, Scottie Pippen, Dennis Rodman, and so on. That Bulls team dominated the basketball court like no other team before or after. Moreover, the Bulls team made America and fans all over the world fall in love with the game of basketball. In the 1990s, the Bulls won six titles. Other than the great players alongside him, Steve Kerr also got to work with the great coach Phil Jackson. Before embarking on a new journey as a coach, he sure had learned a thing or two about coaching from the great Phil Jackson.
Later, as Steve Kerr became the coach of the Golden State Warriors, he transformed the team into a modern-day dynasty. As a player, he was part of the Bulls dynasty in the ’90s, and since 2015, he has been the coach of the Warriors dynasty. But the biggest weapon for Steve Kerr to build this dynasty was none other than Stephen Curry. This kid from Akron, Ohio, transformed the game of basketball with his unbelievable shooting abilities. Steph Curry is the all-time leading three-point shooter. The Three-point King helped the Golden State Warriors to end their title drought since 1975.