Mike D’Antoni joked that Warriors players kept taking his whiteboard
As with any All-Star Game, this year’s festivities allowed participants to relax and have some fun before finishing the rest of the 2017-18 NBA season. Meanwhile, the actual game itself also comes with its fair share of challenges.
Coaches must find a way to get all their players adequate time in the game while hoping to be competitive. However, Houston Rockets head coach Mike D’Antoni still found time for a laugh after taking a jab at the Golden State Warriors players for their recent antics, according to Mark Medina of The Mercury News:
Mike D’Antoni on coaching stars during timeouts: “The Golden State guys kept taking my clipboard. I don’t know what that was about.”
Head coach Steve Kerr caught some flak for allowing the Warriors players to take control of the playcalling during their blowout victory over the Phoneix Suns leading up to All-Star weekend. Needless to say, it provided D’Antoni the perfect opportunity to troll his former peer.
Many may remember D’Antoni and Kerr spent some time together with the Phoenix Suns franchise over a decade ago. However, it was clear that their chemistry was not as prevalent then as it is now after D’Antoni left to become head coach of the New York Knicks a year after Kerr joined the Suns’ front office.
Unfortunately, perhaps Team Stephen could have used his offensive prowess on the last play of the game after Curry was hounded by superstars LeBron James and Kevin Durant. Team LeBron was ultimately able to escape with the 148-145 win.