Steve Kerr gets it. He understands why cars only have lap belts, and why you have to wait for your sister to get off the phone before you can get on the Internet.
Hopping on Netscape, no doubt, to presumably pull up some basketball stats from the 1990s. When the game was better than it was now — as Kerr and his Golden State Warriors set to attempt to become the first NBA team in history to sweep its way through the postseason in 2017. The stats themselves don’t matter, though, not even in the face of Golden State’s already-historic run, as the Warriors look to clinch a title in Game 4 on Friday, in Cleveland’s defending championship arena.
Neither of these teams could hold a candle to champions of yore, however, as we well know. To quote the greatest movie ever, released in 2004: “It’s science.” Just as everything in our culture has either improved with or sustained its relevance in aging, NBA players and teams from the 1990s were better than the current Warriors, or Cavaliers. Teams from the 1980s were probably even better than any of those chumps, while we’re at it, with their sneakers that pump up.
Steve Kerr, on Friday, explained why:
Steve Kerr sarcastically responds to former players who say they'd beat these Warriors: "The guys in the 50s would've destroyed everybody" pic.twitter.com/L4A3BKuaZL
— Sports Illustrated (@SInow) June 9, 2017
— Jimmy Durkin (@Jimmy_Durkin) June 9, 2017
Shortly after this news conference, the 51-year-old Kerr had to ease 28-year-old Kevin Durant toward his car after the twenty-something complained of Cleveland’s comparatively lacking Wi-Fi, citing his inability to navigate without his cell phone. As the coach and expected Finals MVP walked toward the parking lot, Durant waved off a Warriors staffer’s attempt at ordering an Uber ride for the small forward, calling the company “problematic.”
Golden State and Cleveland’s Game 4 begins at 9 p.m. ET on Friday. If Scottie Pippen were playing, it would have already tipped off.
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