Some skills just never go away. You don’t forget how to ride a bicycle. You don’t forget how to drive a stick. And, apparently, you don’t forget how to shoot a jump shot.
Steve Kerr can attest to that. The former NBA sharpshooter, and current head coach of the Golden State Warriors was caught on camera after a recent practice hoisting a few jumpers, and all I can say is that skill clearly never left him. Just look at the form, and the results.
Shooters shoot... Coach @SteveKerr gets shots up ahead of @warriors practice! #WarriorsAllAccess pic.twitter.com/6uuWGt6VgS— NBA (@NBA) October 4, 2018
Kerr made it to the NBA because of his jump shot, and it kept him in the league for 15 years. He shot a stunning 45.4% from deep over the course of his career, including three years where he exceeded 50%.
And while he hasn’t played since the 2002-03 season, and likely doesn’t play often now given his health, his jump shot is still clearly there.
Fun video aside, the best part of this video is seeing Kerr look healthy. The back problems and complications from back surgery have sidelined Kerr for long stretches of time, and at one point seemed to have his coaching career in limbo. But he’s been making improvements over the last year, and even played golf over the offseason. And now he’s doing something that we never would have seen during the 2015-16 or 2016-17 seasons - shooting hoops.
And shooting them pretty darn well. Watch out Steph Curry and Klay Thompson - there’s a new Splash Brother in town.