Daryl Morey

Daryl Morey makes illogical comparison to Rockets' success vs. Warriors


Daryl Morey makes illogical comparison to Rockets' success vs. Warriors

Daryl Morey truly is obsessed with the Warriors.

The Rockets general manager also is an extremely bright individual, but his tweet Friday night was all sorts of illogical.

Just see for yourself:

Where to begin?

First things first: Why three years?

The Warriors and Rockets have met in the postseason in four of the last five seasons, including Golden State and Houston's recently completed second-round matchup, in which the Dubs prevailed in six games

They also played in last year's Western Conference finals, which the Warriors won in seven games.

They did not, however, face each other in the 2017 playoffs.

They did, however, face each other in each of the two years prior, with Golden State winning both of those series.

So, sure, in the last three years -- which is really two playoff series -- the Rockets have gone 5-8 in the postseason against the Warriors.

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BUT, in reality, they're actually 7-16 against Golden State in recent playoff history.

No wonder he chose three years.

Rockets GM Daryl Morey congratulates Warriors after their Game 6 win

Rockets GM Daryl Morey congratulates Warriors after their Game 6 win

Beating the Warriors has been an obsession of Rockets general manager Daryl Morey’s for years.

But in four of the last five NBA postseasons, his Rockets have come up short.

The latest failure came Friday night, when the Warriors went into Houston and knocked off the Rockets 118-113 to end their second-round playoff series.

A few hours after the Game 6 loss, Morey tweeted this at the Warriors.

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Classy gesture by Morey. He took the loss better than Rockets owner Tilman Fertitta, who went on an epic rant moments after the game ended.

We're sure Morey will retool the Rockets this offseason in an attempt to finally knock off the Warriors.

Rockets GM Daryl Morey trolls Steve Kerr by tweeting article from 2016

Rockets GM Daryl Morey trolls Steve Kerr by tweeting article from 2016

Programming note: Watch the pregame edition of Warriors Outsiders Tuesday night at 6, streaming live on the MyTeams app.

So here's what happened:

Steve Kerr opened his media availability on Monday by making contact with Ann Killion of The San Francisco Chronicle and pretending to flop.

The Warriors coach did this to troll James Harden and the Rockets, who complained about the officiating in a very public way following Golden State's Game 1 win on Sunday.

So how did Rockets GM Daryl Morey respond?

On Monday afternoon, he simply tweeted out a link to a Bleacher Report article from November 2016 with the headline: "Steve Kerr Reportedly Fined for Criticizing NBA Referees for Missed Calls ."

The Warriors beat the Raptors in Toronto on Nov. 16, 2016. The next day, Kerr went on KNBR 680 and voiced some frustration:

"How is it that everybody on Earth can see these traveling violations except for the three people that we pay to do the job? I don't get it. It's bizarre. It's (traveling) a point of emphasis on one particular play and that's when you catch and go ... it's just the one that the officials are taught to see.

"But I can literally put together a blooper reel of plays that are embarrassing travels that are just not called.

"I want to make it clear -- our guys travel all the time, too. So this is not me saying, 'Hey, we're getting a raw deal.'"

A couple of days later, Kerr was fined $25,000.

But back to present day ... Kerr was asked Monday afternoon about all of the noise coming from the Rockets.

"It's disappointing because the focus should be on two teams who played extremely hard," he told reporters. "Watching the tape, both teams just got after it and competed.  But we just watched the tape -- you don't think there were 10 calls that we thought we got fouled?

"This is how it goes and every coach in the league will tell you the same thing ... it's the nature of the game. It's very, very difficult to officiate an NBA game. There's all kind of gray area. And in the modern game, a lot of players have gotten really good at deception.

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"I don't remember people falling down on 3-point shots all the time when I played ... I'm disappointed that this has become the whole narrative."

Gee, I wonder who Kerr is referring to here.

As for Morey, he will now have to deal with the fallout from the reported memo the Rockets created after last year's Western Conference Finals that claims the referees cost Houston the 2018 NBA championship.

Buckle up folks. This series has only just begun.

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