Steve Kerr Says He's 'Such an Idiot' for Forgetting Steph Curry in Parade Speech

Mike ChiariFeatured ColumnistJune 17, 2017

Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr speaks during the NBA basketball team's championship rally Thursday, June 15, 2017, in Oakland, Calif. Oakland is celebrating its second championship in the past three years. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)
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Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr was hard on himself Saturday after forgetting to mention Stephen Curry during his speech at the team's championship parade Thursday.

According to Marcus Thompson II of the Mercury News, Kerr said the following about the oversight: "Oh my God. I'm such an idiot. I blew it. I completely spaced."

Kerr said his wife informed him of the error afterward, and he revealed what he told Curry in jest: "Steph, I'm so embarrassed. I forgot to talk about you. You're not that important to the team anyway."

When told that there was a social media uproar about the mistake, Kerr took all the blame and heaped praise on his star guard:

"As they should be. It was a horrible oversight. What he means to the franchise, I should've finished with up with him. How in the hell could I forget Steph Curry? What I should've done is gone back up there and grabbed the mic. What I would've said, what I should've said, is he makes this whole thing work. Everything revolves around him. The whole culture revolves not only his talent, his unselfishness, but his joy."

While Kevin Durant was named NBA Finals MVP, there is no denying the impact Curry had on Golden State's second championship in three years.

In the Warriors' five-game victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers, the two-time NBA MVP averaged 26.8 points, 9.4 assists and 8.0 rebounds per contest.

Curry is set to hit free agency this offseason, but he is widely expected to land a supermax contract and remain with the Warriors.