SACRAMENTO – It was a dull, lifeless game for the Warriors in the third quarter of Saturday night’s matchup in Sacramento with the Kings. It was to be expected on the third night of action for Golden State in four days.
So Steve Kerr decided to mix things up.
Warriors coach Steve Kerr unleashes a string of profanities and gets ejected… pic.twitter.com/MWlCnzAXUD
— Ben Golliver (@BenGolliver) February 5, 2017
Kerr appeared to be upset with the fact that Draymond Green received a technical for a reason the head coach strongly disagreed with. Known for being an emotionally-charged competitor, it’s not unusual to see the Warriors coach take his frustration towards NBA referees to another level, but this was certainly shocking, at least according to many of those on Twitter.
Draymond Green gets hit with a technical. Steve Kerr rushes the court, losing it, gets tossed. Mike Brown playing hold me back guy again.
— Anthony Slater (@anthonyVslater) February 5, 2017
I'm no lip reader that was a "Deadwood" Al Swearengen-quality F— YOU MOTHER F—–!" from Kerr.#DubNation
— Peter Hartlaub (@peterhartlaub) February 5, 2017
I don't think it's necessarily a coincidence that Kerr went crazy after Draymond's tech. Good chance to show support.
— Nate Duncan (@NateDuncanNBA) February 5, 2017
All we needed in Sacramento was good old-fashioned rage from the coach directed at one of the refs. https://t.co/vytiplEIJ9
— Monte Poole (@MontePooleCSN) February 5, 2017
As CSN’s Monte Poole points out, Kerr’s rage did seem to prove effective considering the barrage of points his team was able to put up directly following his ejection.
Kerr gets ejected
Steph starts talking trash
Thompson three for the lead
— Hardwood Paroxysm (@HPbasketball) February 5, 2017