Basically, whatever goes wrong in the world, Millennials are always to blame. It’s a philosophy I try to live by, and that’s just one of many things I have in common with multi-time NBA champion Steve Kerr. After his team, i.e. potentially the greatest regular-season team in NBA history, suffered a truly stunning upset loss to the lowly Los Angeles Lakers on Sunday, Kerr was searching for answers. So this is what he came up with.
Nevermind that Marcelo Huertas had the game of his life (which may or may not have already solidified his status as the greatest Laker of all-time), or that the Splash Brothers couldn’t hit sand if they fell off a camel. Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson were a combined 1-of-18 from behind-the-arc, and the Dubs shot an unfathomable 13.3 percent from downtown as a team.
Whether that had to do directly with a lack of focus is anybody’s guess. Regardless, the Warriors were very un-Warriors-like on Sunday as they compounded their shooting woes by coughing the ball up for 20 total turnovers. For a team that has its eyes set on the single-season win-record, they can’t afford too many more mental lapses along the way, especially against teams that they should be able to put away with only a minimal amount of effort and concentration.