The Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr was asked about the now-Brooklyn Nets forward Kevin Durant’s comments on the Warriors offense:
“I wasn’t at all offended by what Kevin said because it’s basically the truth. You look at any system, I mean, I played the triangle with Michael Jordan. The offense ran a lot smoother all regular season and the first couple rounds of the playoffs than it did in the conference finals and Finals. It just did.
That’s why guys like Michael Jordan and Kevin Durant and Kobe Bryant are who they are. They can transcend any defense. But defenses in the playoffs, deep in the playoffs, combined with the physicality of the game – where refs can’t possibly call a foul every time – means that superstars have to take over.
No system is just going to dice a Finals defense up. You have to rely on individual play. I didn’t look at (his comment) as offensive. I look at that as fact,” Kerr told Anthony Slater of The Athletic.