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Warriors’ Steve Kerr says Game 1 vs. Cavs was wake up call for media

LeBron James, J.R. Smith, Steve Kerr

Game 1 of the NBA Finals between the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Golden State Warriors was definitely a nail-biter. It took an extra period to decide the victor. And for Warriors head coach Steve Kerr, the game should be a wake-up call for the media.

As reported by Chris Fedor of Cleveland.com, Kerr said:

“I think it’s your wake-up call. We came into this series knowing what we’re up against. I hope the media got a wake-up call.”

Kerr’s statements might be an effort to address a plethora of reports that have labeled the Cavaliers as the underdogs.

On paper and in recent history, the Cavaliers seem the weaker team. Their struggles were pretty apparent in the regular season, which triggered management to orchestrate a roster shake-up.

The Warriors, meanwhile, were consistent throughout the season. They executed their plays to perfection. Come playoff time, the Warriors imposed their will as the defending champions.

Yet he dismissed these reports saying that the Cavaliers have made it to the finals for four consecutive years for a reason. He knows that winning another title won’t be a walk in the park.

Per the House of Highlights, Kerr praised LeBron James:

“They have a guy who’s playing basketball at a level that I’m not sure anyone’s ever seen before when you consider everything he’s doing.”