Following Game 1 of his team’s series with the Houston Rockets, Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr had some fun at the expense of Houston star, James Harden.
Kerr began his press conference by leaning into a reporter, flopping to the ground, and asking for a foul.
Solid troll job from Kerr, there. And as funny as it is, as Warriors big man Andrew Bogut predicted, this could be a big issue going forward.
Officiating was a huge story coming out of Golden State’s Game 1 win. The Rockets were adamant that they should have gotten more calls. Mike D’Antoni and guard Chris Paul both received technicals arguing a no-call. Paul was later ejected when, arguing another no-call, he contacted an official.
A report from Houston was even leaked from Game 7 of last year’s Western Conference Finals, estimating that the Rockets were denied up to 81 fouls in that game.
This is going to be a constant struggle within games. And as we can pretty plainly see, it will be a storyline in between them, as well.