Had a great time talking sports — and getting into Warriors’ specifics — with Darryl “the Guru” Johnson on 95.7-FM The game on Friday. As it pertains to the Warriors, we hit on a lot of topics in the wake of the Warriors’ 103-90 victory over the Knicks at Oracle.
Among the topics:
–Steinmetz thinks the Warriors are bored. After winning the NBA championship two years ago and getting to the Finals last year, they’re realizing there’s still a long way to go until the playoffs.
It’s only natural that the Warriors are having trouble staying in the present — the regular season — and not looking ahead to the postseason. They’re not getting a lot of competition these days, so it only makes sense that they start to push the envelope when it comes to getting a little casual.
–“Guru” says the Warriors’ bench is a “nightmare.” OK, so the bench isn’t as good as it was a year ago. We can all agree on that. But a nightmare? C’mon, quite the overreaction, right?
–Warriors coach Steve Kerr once again showed why he is one of the classiest coaches — hell, people — in all of the Bay Area. Kerr was absolutely terrific when it came to honoring the late Craig Sager on Thursday.
But it’s more than just Thursday. Kerr is a wonderful, thoughtful and incredible spokesman and face of your franchise. Every single time Kerr represents the Warriors, he elevates the stature of the franchise. And it’s worth talking about.