Because the Cleveland Cavaliers overcame a 3-1 series deficit and won the NBA title last season over Golden State, Warriors coach Steve Kerr -- -- doesn't understand why the Cavs enter the NBA Finals as underdogs.
"They're the champions. We're not," Kerr said Monday at practice on why he thinks his team should be underdogs. "I saw the quote from Kevin Love. I'm surprised too -- like what the hell is everybody talking about? Are you kidding me? They're a great team, they're the champs. We're trying to take what they took from us last year."
In all likelihood, Kerr knows exactly why his team is favored. Last season they watched LeBron go scorched Earth as the Cavs won the final three games to take the title. This season, they added former league MVP and All-Star Kevin Durant to the mix from Oklahoma City, giving the Warriors an incredible four All-Star starting lineup along with Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson and Draymond Green.
Kerr would agree the Cavaliers and Warriors bolstered their rosters and improved since last season. But as far as overall talent, the Warriors are far-and-away better on paper -- which is why the.
"There's like 10 different things when you look at this series," Kerr said. "I did some things when I look back on I say 'Could have done this, could have done that...' Bottom line is that we didn't get it done last year, and we're going to try to be better this year."