Steve Kerr on Charles Barkley’s criticism of Warriors: We didn’t talk about it
Following a high-octane double overtime loss to the Houston Rockets on Thursday, Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr addressed the media after a low-stress practice the next day. With numerous questions about Draymond Green‘s Flagrant 1 foul assessed toward the end of the game, Kerr later addressed Charles Barkley‘s inflammatory comments made on Inside the NBA set prior to their game.
Barkley was perhaps flagrantly outspoken as an analyst, saying the following on Thursday before the game tipped off:
“Maybe I’m old school, but I’m never going to like that little girly basketball where you have to outscore people. I’m biased against girl’s basketball. I love (UConn women’s coach) Geno Auriemma. I love women’s college basketball. I don’t want it in the NBA.”
Kerr, then responded when asked of his thoughts by a pool of reporters post-practice.
“We didn’t talk about it,” Kerr told Anthony Slater of the San Jose Mercury News. “But it’s getting to the point that I feel like if our whole team walked in front of Charles’ house he’d yell ‘Get off my lawn!’ That’s how I feel about it.”
It’s not the first time Barkley — an ex-colleague of Kerr’s — has gone above and beyond to express his dislike for the Warriors, sometimes even crossing the line of professionalism which he at times gets away with due to his tenure as a known public figure.
Ironically enough, the Warriors have their streak snapped by another “little girly basketball” team that just ended up shooting better in the second overtime.