Steve Kerr Couldn't Get Draymond Green to Turn Down The Music During His Media Availability, As It Appears His Team Has Him in Need of a Stiff Cocktail
As someone who has resigned himself to Golden State's annoyingly predictable success, I refuse to truly let myself believe they can lose a seven game series until they actually do lose a seven game series. That said, if - and only if - I could be persuaded that they could come up short of a three-peat, it would be petty, little bullshit like this that would do a better job of convincing me than them losing back-to-back home playoff games for the first time since Kevin Durant slithered his way to Silicon Valley.
There was once a time when it was more than fair to say Steve Kerr's job was an easy one, as there were literally nights when he felt comfortable enough to let his players coach because simply beating the crap out of teams wasn't taxing enough. That time is very much up, as he looks the part of a man who has been left exasperated by the egos he's been left to babysit all season. Between KD finding whiney new ways to passive aggressively stir up shit only to complain when it splashes back up in his face and Draymond being Draymond sans 50% of the skill that made Draymond's Draymondness even remotely tolerable, this team has not the collective attitude/mindset of an actual "team" at all.
Since I'll never trust James Harden and the Rockets to do anything other than implode once the sky appears to be the limit, I still think the Warriors' talent has them in the driver's seat of the Western Conference. However, their Head Coach not even being able to call for a slight muffling of the music during a playoff series that is suddenly and shockingly competitive doesn't exactly speak to a quality command of the room. Steve Kerr's response to "who's in charge around here?" might as well have been to light a cigarette and rip it all the way to the filter, because you could legit feel the type of frustration that's caused many disgruntled employees before him to go sprinting to a smoke break. Normally I wouldn't overreact to that, but with on-court results not being what we're accustomed to either, I think it's safe to assume that they aren't on the same page of what's reading more and more like it could potentially be a rocky final chapter.