Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr, who was out for part of last season with an excruciating back injury, admitted that he had at one point tried medicinal marijuana to ease his constant pain. Several people have come out in support of Kerr, including Golden State’s own Klay Thompson.
Speaking to the media, Thompson said that he felt his coach was right to try to battle his high amount of pain with marijuana if it helped him.
Thompson also pointed out that there are numerous other diseases that medical marijuana have been shown to lower pain levels in patients.
From CSN Bay Area:
Steve is open minded. Obviously with the way the world is going if there’s anything you can do thats medicinal, people are all for it. Especially when there’s stuff like Crohn’s disease, glaucoma — a bunch of stuff — cancer. But not recreationally of it’s use, ever. There’s obviously a medicinal side to it that people are finding out have benefits, especially people with really high pain.
Nice of Thompson to have Kerr’s back, even if he did backdoor cover the issue of recreational use at the end. A tough spot to be in for a player speaking on a substance that the NBA itself does not allow.
Warriors teammate Draymond Green — between kickings — also came out in support of Kerr, saying that that, “Any vegetable that comes from the earth, they encourage you to eat it.”
While I don’t think that’s strictly true, to each their own, I suppose. I think we’re all just glad Kerr is feeling better.