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Steve Kerr tried to downplay the lip-reading video

After cameras appeared to have caught the Warriors coach frustrated with Draymond Green, Kerr tried to calm the waters.

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The Golden State Warriors lost to the Phoenix Suns on Sunday, and nearly everything about it was out of the ordinary. The play, the results, and the narratives were all weird.

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.”

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.

“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.

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