Would Steve Kerr beat Steph Curry, Klay Thompson in 3-point shootout?


stevekerr-marvalbertDuring a recent exhibition game between Team USA and Dominican Republic, which was covered by Marv Albert, and two former NBA stars Steve Smith and Grant Hill, an interesting discussion took place.

Marv Albert was talking about Team USA’s Steph Curry and Klay Thompson and their 3-point shooting.

Since both play for the Golden State Warriors, and Steve Kerr is now the head coach of the team, Albert mentioned that Kerr has already been challenged by Thompson and Curry for a 3-point shootout.

It should be noted that during his playing days, Kerr was a superb 3-point shooter.

Despite this, Albert said “it would be a no contest”, and as much as Kerr, having been a great shooter, wouldn’t stand a chance against Thompson and Curry.

“Kerr trains for hours, but then claims he hasn’t been shooting the ball for months,” Albert added.

Steve Smith and Grant Hill expressed their own opinions on the subject.

“With all do respect to Steve Kerr, most of his shots were wide-open three-pointers, coming off from passes from Tim Duncan and Michael Jordan or Scottie Pippen. While Steph Curry and Clay Thompson are creating their own shots off the dribble,” Grant Hill said.

Hill added that both Thompson and Curry have tremendous range on their shots.

Steve Smith, who played with Kerr in San Antonio, recalled that sometimes he (Kerr) wouldn’t even play the entire game.

“You don’t get a chance to warm up and get shots. It’s hard to come off the bench cold and knock down big shots,” he said.

“These guys (Thompson and Curry) make shots off the dribble, 25-f0ot shots, and they make it look easy,” Smith said.

Steve Kerr, who recently signed a 5-year deal with the Golden State Warriors, played 15 years in the NBA, winning 5 NBA titles – 3 with Chicago Bulls (96-97-98) and two with San Antonio Spurs (99, 03).

During his play days, Kerr was considered one of the best three point shooters in the NBA. He played in 910 NBA games (30 started), averaging 6.0 ppg in 17.8 minutes per game.

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