Golden State Warriors’ Head Coach Steve Kerr talks about how shooters drawing tick-tacky fouls is ruining the quality of play in the NBA.
The Warriors lost a very close encounter with the Dallas Mavericks. With the 134-132 loss last night, the Warriors split their baseball series with the Mavericks, and they head to San Antonio now.
Stephen Curry erupted for 57 points tonight, after a relatively quiet previous game, where he scored 28 points. This marked Curry’s 9th career game with 11 made 3 pointers or more. He leads the NBA in this stat. Luka Doncic led the Mavs with 42 points as they secured the win tonight to split the Warriors’ back-to-back matchups.
“I fault the league”: Steve Kerr talks about yet another issue within the league
Steve Kerr has been very vocal as of late about things he finds wrong within the league. The other day Kerr talked about flopping is ruining the quality of play in the NBA. After the Dubs lost last night, a reporter asked Kerr to share his thoughts on the play where Doncic jumped forward to draw a foul over Andrew Wiggins.
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Steve Kerr replied by saying “I don’t fault the officials. I fault the league for basically gifting those calls to all of our players.” Shooters drawing fouls over the defender has become a common habit in the NBA, and it is yet another thing Steve Kerr does not like. Kerr also goes on to talk about how the league has been helping the offensive players, whereas the defensive players keep getting neglected.
Asked Steve Kerr about the lean-in fouls that Luka Doncic got tonight (and so many others get on a nightly basis): “I don’t fault the officials. I fault the league for basically gifting those calls to all of our players.” https://t.co/lbTFd31Hw9 pic.twitter.com/RUI1RDsdPn
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What Kerr says is true. Even though the same tactic helps his own players as well, the league was much better when players did not resort to such methods to get some free-throws.