Steve Kerr delivers inspiring halftime speech before Warriors' big Game 1 comeback

Warriors interim head coach Mike Brown arriving for Game 4 of the NBA basketball second-round playoff series against the Utah Jazz in Salt Lake City.- AP

Steve Kerr, who was at Oracle Arena, but not coaching the game, stepped in and delivered a halftime speech to his team. "I'm sure most people don't really know, and I'll leave that to him to describe as much as he wants to describe".

The Warriors received a boost with the appearance of Steve Kerr in the locker room prior to the start of the Western Conference Finals. Just settle in on like three stops in a row. Popovich, who talks with Kerr regularly, knows better than most what his friend has endured since back surgery almost two years ago led to complications.

Popovich said the All-Star forward was "absolutely" a full participant in practice Saturday. "But just to hear him back in here, knowing what he's going through, means a lot for our team". It was reported last week that Kerr had a spinal cord leak procedure while at Duke.


Plus, he already has made a solid mark on this team and, as with the first two rounds, the Warriors are locked in and ready to rumble, whether it is Brown or Kerr calling the plays.

"For me, more than anything else, it was great to see him out here, especially during practice walking around, talking to guys", added Warriors interim head coach Mike Brown. Considering he coached through pain all this time without the fan base knowing, it is pretty safe to assume that he would've showed up to help the team prepare for Sunday's game, no matter the level of pain or overall quality of his physical condition.

Regardless of whether he sees Kerr on Sunday, Popovich will make the time to check in with the man who won the 1999 and 2003 National Basketball Association titles with him as a reserve guard.

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