Really, is it any surprise that Warriors coach Steve Kerr likes watching the dynamic defending Super Bowl champions, the Kansas City Chiefs?
Kerr answered the unavoidable “who ya got?” question as the NFL championship game, AKA the Super Bowl (duh), draws near. He said he’s pulling for the Chiefs, who own a nearly unstoppable offense, led by sensational quarterback Patrick Mahomes. Kansas City’s high-flying act reminds Kerr of Golden State’s dynasty that that dominated the latter half of the 2010s, according to 95.7 The Game in San Francisco.
So, what does Draymond Green think about being left out of this? Well, Kerr was simply relating what a friend said and agreed with it, so Green should be okay. Compared to Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson and Kevin Durant, Green is a bit like an All-Pro lineman. We all know he’s important but he’s simply not as flashy.
Because that’s the comparison; Kerr’s offense with those three incredible shot-makers was as flamboyant as a Ferrari, same as the Chiefs’ attack led by Mahomes and a bevy of weapons, most notably Tyreek Hill and Travis Kelce.
The Chiefs face a formidable foe, however — and I’m talking about QB Tom Brady here most of all. Plus, without getting into the game details too much, Kansas City didn’t arrive in Tampa Bay for the game until Friday, while Brady’s Buccaneers have stayed home as the first time in NFL history to host the big game.
That could be a huge advantage. Okay, one more note on the game: each team features an impactful defensive line that has the potential to make this a defensive struggle. That would be wild.
But first, Golden State faces the Mavericks on Saturday night on national TV. If it’s anything like their last matchup, it’ll be must see, as Kerr uses his small-ball lineup while his center rotation heals up.
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