OAKLAND — Steve Kerr opened his pregame press conference on Wednesday night by offering his respects to an Oracle Arena security guard who passed away before the Golden State Warriors opening night game.
The head coach then turned his attention to Klay Thompson, who’s donating $1,000 for every point he scores during the three-game homestand to wildfire relief efforts.
“I think it’s awesome,” Kerr said. “I think it shows Klay’s commitment to our community, his awareness.”
“I think all of our guys do such a good job being aware of helping people around them and it’s a great gesture.”
Kerr on Klay’s $1,000-per-point-pledge: “I think it’s awesome…” pic.twitter.com/bLhTaL1REW
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Kerr reiterates stance on medical marijuana
In the wake of ex-commissioner David Stern supporting the use of medical marijuana, the Warriors boss reiterated his well known position on that topic.
Kerr expects the NBA to eventually adopt such a policy.
“The league would be wise to look into it,” Kerr said. “I think every sports league would.”
One more time on the dunk
Asked again about Jordan Bell’s emphatic and polarizing off-the-backboard-dunk, Kerr once again said he understands why some viewed the display as offensive.
He also made it clear he fully grasps the Draymond Green school of thought. Green told the rookie to be himself and do what he wants.
“Draymond has forged an all-star, phenomenal career out of basically saying screw social norms…”
“And I like that,” Kerr continued. “I respect that. I want Jordan to do the same.”