The Los Angeles Lakers took Game 1 on Tuesday night, as they beat the Golden State Warriors 117-112.
However, Jordan Poole was the center of much controversy for his late-game three-point attempt. Now, Steve Kerr weighs in on the missed shot.
In case you missed it. Poole was wide open for a three-point attempt but was extremely far away. The shot hit the front of the rim and LA grabbed the rebound.
Here is the TNT Halftime crew ripping into Poole’s missed shot, per NBAonTNT:
“I don’t like that shot at all.”
“Take one dribble.”
“He could’ve stepped in.”
The Inside squad reacted to Jordan Poole’s missed game-tying deep three in Game 1 of Warriors-Lakers 🗣️
— ClutchPoints (@ClutchPointsApp) May 3, 2023
Many flocked to Twitter to complain about Jordan Poole’s shot attempt but it appears Steve Kerr had no problem with it.
According to 95.7 The Game, the Warriors’ head coach wasn’t mad with the shot attempt.
Steve Kerr didn't have a problem with Jordan Poole's late missed 3-pointer after seeing Steph Curry double-teamed:
"Pretty good look. That’s a shot he can hit. Really happy with that possession. Jordan had six threes already. It was a great shot for us."
— 95.7 The Game (@957thegame) May 3, 2023
The thing about Golden State is that the shooters have the green light to shoot from pretty much anywhere. So it makes sense why Steve Kerr has Jordan Poole’s back.
Even so, it seems Warriors fans flat-out disagree, as the Game 1 loss is still fresh on their minds.
I don’t like this answer
— Rohan (@Rohannn94) May 3, 2023
It seems some fans want Kerr to hold publicly hold players accountable. I’m not sure that’s how it works.
Is this dude ever mad at anything? I personally dislike these kumbya answers…show some emotion for a change…
— Curti (@curtiefoo) May 3, 2023
Yeah. Warriors fans are pretty upset.
“Pretty good look” this man said…
— 🇵🇭 Mark Luis 🇺🇸 (@markluis2000) May 3, 2023
Luckily for Golden State, they still have plenty of opportunities to get back at the Lakers.
Perhaps Steve Kerr will have a private talk with Jordan Poole about those types of situations. Either way, make sure to tune into Game 2 on Thursday night.