- --is, Steve Kerr knows better. My reaction to Steph Curry's comments is, I do not believe you that you have learned from this. And my reaction to the incident is that the Warriors continue to be the most unlikable team in sports.
On Kerr-- Kerr did this-- played this same game when Draymond hit LeBron in the groin. When he was asked about it after the game, he was like, oh, I think the-- I think it should be rescinded. Not-- rather than, I think-- I think they should rescind it, rather than that they should suspend him.
Kerr's joking, suspended 8, 10 games-- this is worthy of a five-game suspension. He took his mouthpiece out and threw it at the ref 'cause he was mad about a call the ref did not make. Udonis Haslem--
CRIS CARTER: And he's also a repeat offender.
- Repeat offender.
- Udonis Haslem once took his mouthpiece out, threw it on the ground. It bounced up near the ref. And he was suspended for one playoff game. OK?
So Kerr joking, like, oh, it endangered thousands of people-- Kerr, you know better. It is not about how dangerous it was. You cannot throw projectiles at the officials. Pretty simple rule in sports. And as far as Steph saying, I-- you know, I'll learn from it, hey, Steph, man, you got thrown out of an NBA Finals game for this same behavior. This-- that one was at a fan, not at a-- not at a official.
CRIS CARTER: Mm-hmm.
- But, no. Like-- and why are the Warriors unlikable?
JENNA WOLFE: Well, 'cause what you just saw, right there. What did Dur--
- What you-- the whole thing--
JENNA WOLFE: Explain what Durant did.
- And of course, Durant-- CC, nothing is more perfect than Durant seeing Steph Curry getting thrown and being like, oh, I gotta do it too. Like, I gotta do it too. Like, he's getting thrown out? I gotta get thrown out.
CRIS CARTER: Yeah. Let me insert myself into the story.
- And then-- and to wave your-- OK, he was not flipping off the fans. He was waving his ring finger. That's my ring finger.
And he was pointing to the Memphis fans. Fans that have watched their team build the, I would say, typical way, and then always run up against roadblocks-- be it the Spurs, or the Thunder, or the Warriors-- waving your ring finger at them? Like, what are you doing?
- My problem with Steph is, both times this occurred, the game was basically out of reach. And he's just crying and complaining. All right? If you-- I was watching the game. He was playing a heck of a game.
- I mean, he looked like Steph. Now, I can't understand whining calls and everything at the end. My favorite player, LeBron, no one whines more than him. But, to reach in your mouth and throw your mouthpiece-- for one, do you know how dirty a mouthpiece is?
NICK WRIGHT: Yeah, how disgusting that is?
- I mean, do you know-- I mean, that right there-- like, first of all, you can't throw anything at a ref.
NICK WRIGHT: No.
- You can't do it multiple times. Steph Curry, like, you're too big for this.
JENNA WOLFE: OK.
- Like, what sense does this-- like, what were you going to accomplish?
- Give me just a slight, slight, slight taste of bigger picture. This is a little surprising early on in the season, that they're even expressing a little bit of frustration.
- Jenna, I--
- I'm not that surprised.
- I-- oh, go ahead, CC.
- Well I'm not that-- I'm not that surprised that they would be reacting this way. They don't expect to ever lose. Any time they get down, they expect, like, there's not going to be any challenge for 'em.
No one is going to confront them. No one is going to play with them. No one is going to make it tough for them. So, yes, this is how they respond when they're pushed against the wall.
- And I don't-- and I-- and I really hope you're not bothered by this. But I don't want to talk about the big picture right now. I want to talk about what happened.
A face of the league, one of the only-- what is it-- five active players that have won MVP? That is a very important-- he is one of-- you could argue, the most important player in the league. Certainly in the top three. He has the best-selling jersey year after year.
- OK. Let me pose-- since you don't like that question, let me pose another question to you. What if this is LeBron, or what if this is Kevin Durant?
- This is--
- Big picture.
- The idea of what LeBron would get if he acted the way the Warriors, and Steph most notably, act-- Steph, for some reason-- maybe because he's little, maybe because he's thin and unassuming-- he gets to be this cuddly, lovable star. Even though he's clearly the single most arrogant player in the league. Nobody else in the league celebrates shots before they go in the way he does. Nobody else does the things-- pretends to be sleeping on the sidelines during an NBA Finals game. We disregard all of it.
LeBron absolutely whines about calls. But what is the closest thing in LeBron's career-- 15 years-- we've seen to an on-court incident like this? Nothing. Thrown out of a game for throwing something at the ref?
And this is part and parcel for the team. Steph Curry, arrogant, crybaby, throws tantrum. Kevin Durant, forget the front-runner stuff, everything he put on the shoes that's true. The-- the off-the-court stuff this summer--
- But, Nick--
- Draymond being who he is, Zaza, one of the dirtiest players in the league--