And that includes an odd situation involving coach Steve Kerr, All-Star Draymond Green, and some lip-reading.
During the final minutes, cameras caught the Warriors coach talking with assistant Mike Brown. The lip-readers quickly made a guess of what Kerr said: “I’m so f*****g tired of Draymond.”
It sure looks A LOT like Steve Kerr is saying "I'm so f***ing tired of Draymond here pic.twitter.com/iEyYNAcaxC— SI Extra Mustard (@SI_ExtraMustard) March 11, 2019
Not surprisingly, Kerr was asked at Monday’s practice to clarify the situation. He did so in typical Kerr fashion, with some humor, some sarcasm, and a good attitude.
Steve Kerr joked that the “lip readers” what he said about Draymond Green wrong. Said their interactions will remain private. pic.twitter.com/n4tJENLwgF— Logan Murdock (@loganmmurdock) March 11, 2019
“That’s private,” Kerr responded, when asked what he said. After a follow-up question asking specifically if the lip-readers were correct, Kerr smiled and added, “No. The lip-readers were wrong. What I said was, ‘I beg to differ with Draymond’s approach tonight.’ Those were my exact words. I don’t know how somebody misconstrued that.”
Of course, this quote could be taken one of two ways. It could be seen as Kerr making a joke to avoid answering the question, or it could be seen as him confirming what he said and making light of it.
Either way, it’s a pretty perfect way to handle the situation.
And while there are arguably many things to worry about with this team, the relationship between Kerr and Green - two highly emotional people who openly love and respect each other - is probably not one of them.