Steve Kerr takes NBA rules to task following controversial Thunder Loss

The Golden State Warriors faced the Oklahoma City Thunder, resulting in a controversial moment in the final moments of the game. The head coach of the Dubs, Steve Kerr, was not happy with it and called it out after the game ended.

This loss against the Thunder added to the Warriors’ already bad losing streak, making it their 6th consecutive loss. Steve Kerr let out his frustration on a foul call on Andrew Wiggins and also criticized an NBA rule in the post-game conference.

Kerr criticizes NBA rules after Thunder loss

The Warriors’ head coach, Steve Kerr, was not happy with a blocking foul call on Andrew Wiggins late in the game. There were only 90 seconds left on the clock, which made the moment more intense and crucial. Later, in the post-game interview, Kerr was asked about the Thunder’s guard Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, but shortly after, he called out the NBA’s ‘legal guarding position’ rule.

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“That’s Shai. He is one-on-one at the top of the key. He is really tough, and they got shooters everywhere. So, you try to throw few different things at him. But he made tough shots. I was disappointed we did not get the challenge. From the replay, it looked like Wiggs was in position, went up, and swiped down, but he did not hit him. ” Steve Kerr told the reporters.

“ But they said that it was a block, that the NBA has this ‘legal guarding position’ they talk about, and we are the only league in the world where, if you are sliding your feet or you are moving a little bit and a guy bumps into you, we call a blocking foul because it is legal guarding position. So, I was disappointed in that play, but it is the way it goes,” Steve Kerr added while addressing the NBA’s rule.

Thunders defeat Warriors

The crowd present at the Chase Center was left stunned as the Thunder’s forward Chet Holmgren sunk a turnaround 3-pointer at the sound of the final buzzer to seal the victory for the Thunder over the Warriors. Oklahoma City had a poor start to the game in the first half that allowed the Warriors to establish a 10-point lead by halftime.

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In the second half, the Dubs were going for their signature second-half runs, where they dominated their opponents to secure the win. However, just when it was looking like OKC was about to give up, the tables turned, and they fought back to slim the lead to just 2 points. A tough fight ensued in the fourth quarter where both teams gave their best, but the miracle shot by Holmgren won the match for them.

What do you think of Steve Kerr’s comments on the NBA rule? Do you think the Warriors will be able to make a comeback this season? We are eager to know your thoughts, so drop down in the comments and let us know.

Avi Shravan

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Avi Shravan is an anime, games and sports enthusiast who likes NBA and Soccer. He is an avid reader who loves to write as well. You can find him reading books in a cafe or playing games if he is not watching his favourite team play. You can contact him on [email protected]


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