If Steve Kerr had his way, he would try his best to arrange meetings between NBA players and their biggest haters online.
The Golden State Warriors head coach made this suggestion on a new book “The Victory Machine” covering the rise of the Warriors dynasty and their “fall” with the departure of All-Star Kevin Durant during the 2019 free agency.
“I have this idea to somebody bring in a few of their detractors from Twitter,” Kerr said of the Twitter trolls. “Like actually find them and bring them, set the fans in front of them. ‘Kevin, this is Joe from Portola Valley. Joe said that you were a loser yesterday. Now look at him. Look at him carefully. Do you really care what he thinks?’ “
“The flip side is, Joe would be completely embarrassed,” Kerr said of his plan. “He’d be like, ‘I can’t believe I wrote that. I’m so sorry. I’m an idiot. Can I have your autograph?’ “
Kevin Durant, who regularly engages with fans on social media, has not departed from the team and signed with the Brooklyn Nets.
His injury from the 2019 Finals had him missing this entire season, that has since been cut short due to the coronavirus outbreak.