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Steve Kerr regrets hyping up Stephen Curry's 3-point record chase

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Steve Kerr shares why hyping up Curry was a bad decision

The entire NBA world is aware that Stephen Curry is just several 3-pointers away from snagging Ray Allen’s all-time 3-point record. Inside the Golden State Warriors locker filled with professional ballers and veterans, we can expect discussions on the matter are kept at a minimum. After all, the team's welfare takes precedence over any individual accomplishment. 

But as it turns out, even a championship head coach like Steve Kerr cannot run away from the hype. Instead of refocusing his team’s headspace, he poured fuel into Curry’s individual fire. And it blew up in their faces.

"There hasn't been stress for our team. I would say it's been a slight distraction. And I told the media in Philadelphia the other night, I fed into it because somebody asked me if Steph could break it at home against Portland with 16 3s and I said, 'Sure,' because nothing Steph does surprises me. But that fed into the narrative -- he came out and took 17 3s that night, our crowd was going crazy from the very beginning. And I'm shaking my head thinking, what the hell did I just do?” Kerr said, ESPN.

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Curry entered the Portland Trail Blazers game on Wednesday 16 3-pointers short of the record. He ended up shooting a mediocre 6-of-17 from deep. But the Warriors did get the victory. 

In the following game, Curry seemed more desperate to break the record. Against the Philadelphia 76ers, he shot 3-of-14 from 3-point range. He was jacking up shots which, as Kerr pointed out via Sideline Sources, isn’t necessarily Curry’s ultimate strength. For Kerr, Curry doesn’t need to toss up shots to be a threat. His mere presence is enough to make defenders act like fools. 

Fans thought Curry was about to show us a masterclass shooting in Philly. But, as it turned out, it was forward Matisse Thybulle who showed fans a lesson on stopping the greatest shooter of all time. To make things worse, the Warriors lost.

Fans and analysts agree that Curry will break that record very soon, probably in the next game against the New York Knicks. So it’s a good thing that Kerr slapped himself back down to earth to remind himself of that fact. 

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