Few teams can match the dominance of the Golden State Warriors. But one team that certainly gives the Dubs a run for their money is the New England Patriots.
On Sunday the Patriots won the Super Bowl for the third time in the last five years. It was the franchise’s sixth championship since 2002, and their ninth appearance in the big game in that time span. All of those marks are highly impressive in a sport where sustained success is virtually unheard of.
And Warriors coach Steve Kerr used the opportunity to crack some jokes, and flex his arrogant side.
“It just gets old watching the same team win the whole thing year after year,” Kerr said, unable to suppress a sly smile. “That was really arrogant, wasn’t it? It was kind of fun to say though.”
Kerr is, of course, taking a shot at all the people who say the NBA has gotten boring because of the Warriors’ dominance. Golden State has made the NBA Finals in all four years of Kerr’s tenure, and have won three titles in that span. They’re favorites to win it all again this year, despite the complaints from bitter fans.
Jokes aside, Kerr was highly complimentary of New England’s ability to win year in and year out, regardless of circumstance. “I told our team today - look at the Patriots, they just never make a mistake,” Kerr said. “So in a game when they don’t have it clicking offensively they can still win, because they’re just on point, they’re buttoned up. They’re just rock solid, week after week after week. That’s the point we want to get to, where we’re just not mistake-prone, in various areas.”
It’s always fun to see Kerr let out a little arrogance and wit. It looks good on him.