That certainly raised some eyebrows, but Golden State head coach Steve Kerr and assistant coach Ron Adams are downplaying everything.
Monte Poole of NBC Sports Bay Area:
“Well, first of all, I’m a little mystified by that comment,” Adams said on 95.7 The Game. “Actually, when I read it, I asked Mike Brown, I said, ‘Mike, did I miss something this year?'”
“So, I don’t know. Quite frankly, I have no idea what David was talking about. Our year was marked by some inconsistency and in some games not playing to our potential certainly — playing half of a game or perhaps more, but not always playing to our potential.
“And I think that probably led to some frustration. But in terms of anything in the locker room that I can recall, I just, I don’t get that (laughter). I have no idea what he’s referring to. I mean, any season you have your ups and downs. I thought for the most part our guys stayed together well.
“So, I’m a bit mystified. Maybe you’d have to consult someone else on that, because I’m older and sometimes I miss things. I think I missed that one.”
I see a few possibilities:
- West was just messing with the media.
- West saw things others would consider minor as a big deal.
- Kerr and Adams are trying to throw reporters off the scent.
Which is it? I have no idea.