Jason Kidd and Steve Kerr will face off as head coaches of the Dallas Mavericks and Golden State Warriors, respectively, in the Western Conference Finals. Before game 1, Kidd jokingly joked about going up against Kerr during their competitive career.
In an interview with the media, Kerr was asked how it feels to face Kidd as a player. The Warriors head coach has shown that Kidd is a very strong and agile player early in his career, and has the vision and passing ability to dominate a game.
“The biggest thing I remember about Jason is just the incredible speed and power he played with. During the transition, even after shooting, he was still going down… And he was clearly that. an excellent passer Just play with this great thing, Kerr said.
After Steve Kerr made his comment, reporters asked Jason Kidd for his answer and what it’s like to play against the five-time NBA champion. Kidd had a hilarious answer that caused laughter from the media. He say:
“Yeah, I remember facing Steve. He had Michael Jordan.”
Kerr won three NBA championships, playing alongside Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls. Even when the Mavericks head coach joked about his opponents, he praised Kerr for his record as a player. Kidd feels Kerr is very underrated as a player despite being a winner.
“Steve has always produced successful shots. Steve is a great opponent, a great NBA player. He hasn’t hit the mark. He has played his role at a high level and he He won. He’s a winner and that’s what makes Steve special,” Kidd said.
Steve Kerr’s Warriors Beat Kidd’s Mavericks in Game 1
Steve Kerr and the Golden State Warriors won Game 1 of the Western Conference Finals against Jason Kidd and the Dallas Mavericks. The Warriors took a 10-point lead in the first quarter and haven’t looked back. Golden State continues to blow the Mavericks out of Chase Center, 112-87.
Seven Warriors players scored double figures, led by Steph Curry with 21 points, 12 rebounds and four assists. Jordan Poole had 19 points from the bench, while Andrew Wiggins added 19 points, 5 rebounds and 3 assists. Wiggins also defended Luka Doncic for most of the match.
Meanwhile, the Mavericks are not good at long distance and coldly finish from outside the arc. Doncic has the top 20 on the team with 7 rebounds and 4 assists. Spencer Dinwiddie added 17 points from the bench, but it wasn’t enough to prevent a big loss.
Dallas and Golden State will rematch again Friday night for Game 2. The Warriors are looking to take a 2-0 lead, while the Mavericks will try to take home advantage to advance into Games 3 and 4 at American Airlines Center in Dallas.
https://www.sportskeeda.com/basketball/news-yeah-i-remember-facing-steve-he-michael-jordan-former-nba-champion-hilariously-recalls-squaring-steve-kerr-playing-days?utm_source=feed&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=sportskeeda “Yeah, I remember facing Steve; He had Michael Jordan”