Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr was a solid role player in his day as a three-point specialist, winning five NBA championships over the course of his 15-year career.
Yet he looks around at the players today, sees what they can do and is convinced there’s no way he could possibly play in this new era. He opened up about this a bit during Monday night’s Western Conference Finals Game 1 against the Houston Rockets.
Steve Kerr: “Just watching our guys and how talented they are and how talented Houston is, there’s no way I could have played in the NBA today." pic.twitter.com/0sSJqqQJx6
— Ryan Kelapire (@RKelapire) May 15, 2018
That’s a pretty incredible statement to make.
Kerr has never been one to toot his own horn, however, so it’s not surprising that he sees things this way. The game has evolved in a big way, to be sure, and Kerr has a good idea about who to credit for that, too.