The horrific and the humanity and the humor all have molded Steve Kerr, at 52, into what and where he is today, a coach atop a leviathan, the irresistible force and the immovable object. His Warriors are the biggest favorites to repeat since Grandmaster Flash started scratching. And, rather than making the media an enemy — the MO of seemingly every Power Five football coach in America — or denouncing original thoughts or statements by his players as “distractions,” Kerr not only embraces both, but says what he actually thinks about what’s happening in the world, too. “I think some people probably think I spend all my time studying politics, and I don’t,” he said last week. “I spend most of my time watching basketball and planning practice for the next day and thinking about the game. That’s my true passion. But I do read a lot about politics and I follow what’s going on, and I’m worried. I’m worried about our country. That’s really the gist of my feeling comfortable about speaking out.”
February 17, 2018 | 10:10 pm EST Update
Ryan Wolstat: Devin Booker wins the three-point shootout with 28, beating Klay Thompson and Tobias Harris. Klay had 25
Derek Bodner: Devin Booker: “My preparation was none. My rookie year I stayed at the gym extra, shot off the rack a lot more. This time I just got here, practiced right before I went out there and ended up coming out with the win.”
Mark Medina: Klay Thompson on if he will play 3-point shootout in Charlotte next year. “Maybe. We’ll see. It’s a long ways away man. Just trying to get through the weekend.” Steph expressed uncertainty earlier this week, too.
Chris Dempsey: Jamal Murray wants to participate in it again. “I want to do the skills again. It’s a fun event. A lot of people want to pass over the skills and just go to the dunk contest or the 3-point contest. But to watch it and be in it are two different things. It was a lot of fun.”