The Golden State Warriors were already the most-hated team in the NBA. They've won three of the last four championships and posses more elite talent than arguably any team in NBA history. This is a team that won a title and then added Kevin Durant, after all.
The hate is only going to grow stronger heading into the 2018-19 season. Golden State signed All-Star big man DeMarcus Cousins to a one-year contract in free agency.
Other teams had a chance to sign Cousins and passed, so you shouldn't really blame the Warriors for doing what they did, but that's not going to stop anyone from hating on them.
Steve Kerr isn't going to let the haters bother him.
The Warriors head coach said today that he doesn't care.
"If people are mad at us, I don’t really care," he said.
Here's his full quote:
“We did the one night where they coached themselves. We might do that five times next year,” Kerr told Amin Elhassan on SiriusXM NBA Radio on Sunday. “Maybe do it once a month, I don’t know.”
“And if people are mad at us, I don’t really care. We’re just…"
“I was sort of amazed afterwards that people were upset. It was like, ‘We’re just trying to keep them engaged.' And it’s really a fantastic exercise. It really is.”
You can listen to Kerr's full segment here.