Steve Kerr accidentally tweets about James Harden, reportedly avoids fine

SACRAMENTO — Steve Kerr made a critical-yet-common mistake that wasn’t possible when he was a player. On Thursday night, he tweeted in response to a video of James Harden, expressing his displeasure with the NBA’s enforcement of the traveling call when it comes to the Houston Rockets star.

He meant to send the post as a direct message, and since he didn’t intend for the criticism to go public, he won’t be fined, according to ESPN.

“It’s an embarrassment,” Kerr tweeted. “I think the league is so happy with all the scoring that it doesn’t want to enforce stuff like that.”

He explained the mistake at shootaround Friday.

“My new iPhone is killing me,” he said before telling a story about the issues he’s had with the new piece of technology.

“A friend DM’d me and said, ‘What do you think about this clip?’ And I responded to him and I hit send,” he said. “And I was like, ‘Oh no.’ I went right over to [assistant] Chris DeMarco because I have no idea how to delete a tweet. I rarely even send a tweet, let alone delete one so I gave it to DeMarco. He deletes it after maybe 30 seconds, and I go, ‘What do you think? Am I going to get away with it?’

“He goes, ‘hell no.'”

The damage was done and the tweet was screenshot and shared around the NBA Twitter community.

When asked if the lack of traveling calls bothered him, Kerr said he didn’t want to take his private beliefs into the public sphere.

“I didn’t say anything,” he said. “This was a private, direct message that slipped away to the rest of the world.”

Kerr has avoided fines from the league office in consecutive days now, after he refused to answer questions about possibly coaching LeBron James.

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The Warriors play against the Sacramento Kings on Friday before finishing their road trip against the Denver Nuggets on Saturday.

jpalmer@sfexaminer.com

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