Steve Kerr told a funny story about guarding Michael Jordan
Steve Kerr recalled a pretty hilarious story about one of the first times he had to guard Michael Jordan back when the now-Warriors head coach was a player on the Cavaliers, before he was MJ’s teammate. USA TODAY Sports‘ Jeff Zillgitt asked Kerr if it was frustrating going up against Jordan at the press conference the day before Game 1 of the NBA Finals.
Kerr laughed while explaining how fast Jordan’s fakes were. He said:
“He (Jordan) faked right, faked back left and went right, and I stayed right in front of him. But only because I went for the first fake. We came to the bench and (head coach) Lenny Wilkens said, ‘You guys, did you see what Steve just did? He stayed in front. That’s what you have to do.’ I said, ‘That’s right, guys! Come on!’ I was literally still going for the first fake and he came right back to me, so that was my highlight.”
Kerr also told a (serious) Jordan story in an attempt to motivate Kevin Durant during the Western Conference finals last week.
The Warriors face the Cavaliers in Game 1 of the Finals on Thursday. The game coverage starts on ABC at 9 p.m. ET.
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