Warriors coach Steve Kerr admitted to lying to reporters about who would be in the Warriors starting five in Game 4. Coach Kerr has his reasons and his right to fib. Had he told reporters, Kerr said, that he planned to start Andre Iguodala it would have been the equivalent of “me knocking on [Cavs coach] David Blatt’s door and saying, ‘Hey, this is what we’re going to do.’” Fair enough. “So I lied,” Kerr said. “But I don’t think they hand you the trophy based on morality. They give it to you if you win.”
Funny that Kerr brought up morality again — he’s the only NBA coach who ever mentions it. In May Warriors star Steph Curry was fined $5,000 for flagrantly flopping — an immoral move, by definition — late in the game during the hard-fought Rockets series (see below). At the time Kerr said he was “morally outraged” at the fine. But now we know we shouldn’t worry about Kerr’s moral outrage — he knows morality doesn’t count. As Kerr explained plainly yesterday, you don’t get a trophy for morality.