Steve Kerr Played The Role Of 'Ultimate Enabler' By Telling Draymond Green He Owes No One An Apology
Wait, what? He doesn't owe ANYONE an apology?! Not his employer? Not his teammates that have battled all season to get within one game of a championship? Not the fans that have supported him all year and had an opportunity to celebrate a title in their own building? Draymond Green should just live completely guilt-free after having one of the cumulatively controversial postseasons in recent memory FINALLY result in a suspension at the worst possible time?
I'm not saying that Steve Kerr should pull Draymond's pants down and give him a few whacks with the wooden spoon. He's a grown ass man and he knows what he did was wrong. That said, I do think that a "sorry" or two is not only appropriate, but necessary. If Kerr demanded a little bit of accountability out of him then maybe he wouldn't spend the entirety of every game tip toeing the line between hardly right and bruised dong. What kind of ass-backwards reasoning is "without you we're not even here"? What the hell does that matter when you are already, by definition, "here"? By that logic, Klay Thompson could have shanked Kyrie Irving in the parking lot after Game 5 and drove home with a clear conscience. Steph Curry could oversleep and show up at halftime of Game 6 without an ounce of remorse. After all, the Warriors would already be sipping cocktails on the beach in Cabo if - in some whacky hypothetical world - they weren't on the roster. I am not saying that Draymond Green needs to get on his knees begging and pleading for forgiveness, but fuck...after indirectly extending this series it would kind of make sense if he did, right?
P.S. Just writing this prior to Game 6. You probably won't read it until after. Keep that in mind if Dray goes off for a triple-double and helps the Warriors win the Championship.