Warriors coach Steve Kerr takes hilarious jab at Lakers while showing love for Dodgers
Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr managed to praise and roast the city of LA at the same time after casting his vote early at the Chase Center in San Francisco.
Kerr, who spent majority of his childhood in Los Angeles, took time to acknowledge the newly crowned city of champions after the Los Angeles Dodgers successfully brought home the 2020 World Series title trophy last week.
However, it seems the Warriors tactician can’t seem to be completely happy for the city since it was another California-based squad who brought home this year’s NBA title.
“That was a team (the Los Angeles Dodgers) I cheered for,” Kerr said. “That stuff sticks with you. It just stays in your blood. Although, I will say I was a Laker fan for most of my childhood, and now I can’t stand them. So, things change.”
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The Dodgers’ win was the perfect follow-up to LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers bringing home silverware after one heck of an NBA season they managed to pull off. Two new, shiny trophies in the city of LA is quite bittersweet for the long-time Dodgers fan in Kerr, who took quite an L this year in his sixth year as the head coach of the Warriors.
Kerr’s rather successful time in California took a sad detour last season after Golden State missed the playoffs for the first time in eight consecutive seasons. After winning three NBA rings as a head coach in five years, Stephen Curry and the rest of Dub Nation had a tough year after their 2019 NBA Finals loss against the Toronto Raptors was followed by a forgetful 2019-2020 campaign.
With his championship core still intact, Kerr looks to bounce back this coming season and is hoping to give the Lakers a run for their money as they challenge for next season’s crown.