Just When You Thought The Golden State Warriors Couldn't Be More Favored, They Got Their Emotional Boost
I don't want to make light of the debilitating back issues that - up until last night - have kept Steve Kerr from the sideline this postseason. The amount of pain he must be in on a regular basis is nothing short of unconscionable considering he's a former professional athlete that loves the game so much that he dedicated his entire life to it. That's why it was great to him back on the court last night, but I'll be damned if it wasn't frustrating that the hate that I have for the Warriors was, at least temporary, forced to recede.
My heart must have grown two sizes when Steve Kerr got treated to a round of applause that probably registered on the Richter Scale, and I don't think it became it's cold, black self until well after the start of the second half. There's not a person on the planet that hates Golden State more than LeBron James, and even he had to soften his demeanor to wish well to the man who served as an emotional catalyst for a team that is so far from needing anything more than talent working in their favor. I suppose someone who was thinking rationally would say it's impressive that a team went undefeated throughout 3+ rounds of the playoffs without their head coach and it's only fair that they got finally got blessed with his services, but there is nothing logical about the level of disdain that I have for what has transpired this postseason. "Steve Kerr's health is obviously more important than the Warriors' villainy", he says...begrudgingly.