Steve Kerr on the Warriors not being in the NBA bubble: ”To not be there actually is kind of painful”

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Steve Kerr opened up about the Golden State Warriors not being in the Orlando “bubble”.

The head coach of the Warriors said the fact that his team does not play in the restart of the NBA is ‘kind of painful’.

“Obviously we were having a really rough season. It’s been a grind this year… So when the Orlando thing happened, I don’t think a lot of us were that disappointed to not be invited — especially the guys who have been part of this thing for the last six years: Steph (Curry), Draymond (Green), Klay (Thompson). The guys needed a rest. They just needed to get away.

I talked to Draymond about it… Draymond and I kind of both feel the same way, which is we kind of want to be there. We’re missing out. These games look fun. The NBA is doing a great job. The games are competitive. The players look great. To not be there actually is kind of painful,” Kerr said during a podcast with Bill Simmons, via Drew Shiller of NBC Sports Bay Area:

Golden State finished the season with the worst record in the NBA (15-50).