Steve Kerr Tried to Talk with Draymond Green After Viral Video During Suns Loss

Rob Goldberg@TheRobGoldbergFeatured ColumnistMarch 11, 2019

Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green (23) and Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr in the first half of an NBA basketball game Monday, Feb. 13, 201, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
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A loss to the Phoenix Suns could be considered a low point of the season for the Golden State Warriors, but the situation was exacerbated by some apparent words from head coach Steve Kerr.

During a timeout late in Sunday's game, Kerr was caught on television talking to his assistants and appeared have harsh words regarding forward Draymond Green.

"I'm so f--king tired of Draymond’s s--t," the coach seemed to say, as Anthony Slater of The Athletic noted.

Per Slater, Kerr was made aware that the clip had gone viral on the internet and tried to speak to Green after the game, but the player had already left the locker room before he got there.

Kerr addressed the situation Monday, joking about what he had really said on camera:

He also noted that any discussion about it with Green was "private."

Golden State still has the best record in the Western Conference entering Monday at 45-21, but the team is 4-6 in its last 10 games.

Green has been a major question mark this season offensively, averaging just 7.0 points per game on 43.3 percent shooting. Against the Suns, the forward finished with six points on 3-of-9 shooting, including 0-of-3 from three-point range.

Meanwhile, the team also dealt with chemistry issues this season earlier in the season.

Kevin Durant and Green got into an argument back in November, and the latter received a one-game suspension by the team.

Between those issues and the inefficiency on the court, it's possible Kerr simply let his frustrations boil over.

Regardless of what was said in public or private, the two sides will hopefully figure out a way to make peace as they try to help the Warriors win their third straight NBA title. Green will become an unrestricted free agent after the 2019-20 season.

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