Sport Steph who? Steve Kerr 'blew it' by forgetting Curry in Warriors parade speech

02:30  18 june  2017
02:30  18 june  2017 Source:   sportingnews.com

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Arguably the most impressive aspect of the Warriors' story over the last calendar year is star players setting aside egos — and possibly money, as well — in order to form a virtually unbeatable team and win an NBA championship. Most notably, Stephen Curry knew he was going from two-time reigning league MVP to the second best player on his own team when Kevin Durant arrived in July.

And while the 29-year-old sharpshooter is far from forgotten in Golden State, he momentarily was consigned to oblivion during coach Steve Kerr's speech at the Warriors' championship parade Thursday.

In fact, Curry is the only player about whom Kerr did not speak. The coach did mention the name "Steph" one time in the context of his praise for Klay Thompson. Here's the speech, in case you missed it.

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"Oh my God. I’m such an idiot," Kerr told The Mercury News when asked what he told himself after he realized he had omitted Curry in the speech. “I blew it. I completely spaced."

Kerr said his wife, Margot, informed him of his error as soon as he sat down from his speech. Full of shame, Kerr immediately walked over to Curry in order to apologize.

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Stephen Curry and Steve Kerr © (Getty Images) Stephen Curry and Steve Kerr

"It was a horrible oversight," Kerr said. "What he means to the franchise, I should’ve finished with up with him. How in the hell could I forget Steph Curry?

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"What I should’ve done is gone back up there and grabbed the mic. What I would’ve said, what I should’ve said, is he makes this whole thing work. Everything revolves around him. The whole culture revolves not only his talent, his unselfishness, but his joy.

"He’s the person most responsible for what we’ve built, and I didn’t thank him."

Curry averaged 25.3 points per game this season, down from the 30.1 he averaged in 2015-16 but still his second best career mark. In the NBA Finals, he averaged 28.8 points per game, second only to Durant's Finals MVP-worthy 35.2 points per game.

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One fair assumption, and something to which Kerr alluded: Durant likely never would have joined Golden State without Curry. His rise to stardom was the catalyst for what some already consider a dynasty.

So, yeah, we believe Kerr when he calls this an honest mistake.

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