Steve Kerr saw footage of his father in 'Last Dance' he had never seen

Steve Kerr saw footage of his father in 'Last Dance' he had never seen

If you've experienced the pain of losing a parent at a young age, you cherish any and all old images and videos of them.

If your parent happened to pass away before cell phones became so prevalent, then those photos and videos mean even more.

Uncovering old images or videos you hadn't seen before is an emotional moment.

For Steve Kerr, the final two episodes of "The Last Dance" on ESPN last weekend provided that feeling.

The current Warriors coach and former Chicago Bulls guard revisited the assassination of his father, Malcolm Kerr, in 1984. During the sequence of the documentary, footage was shown of Malcolm Kerr speaking at the American University of Beirut.

"I had emails from my siblings," Kerr said during an interview on KNBR 680 on Friday. "They hadn't seen, nor had I, the footage of our dad speaking when they showed him being interviewed on campus in Beirut. We had never seen that footage, so to hear his voice and see him like that was pretty emotional.

"These guys who are doing the documentary are people who look back at these stories. They have access to stuff we don't know about. So we are able to see and read things that we had never seen before."

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We all watched Kerr get emotional during the ninth episode of "The Last Dance." But we had no idea he was getting emotional watching that exact some clip, but for a different reason.

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I can relate to Kerr. A few years ago, nearly 20 years after my mom had passed away, I was given footage of her speaking at a work event prior to her death. I had never seen the clip before. I was 12 years old when she died, so it's hard to recall her voice in my head. That day was very emotional.

So I imagine last Sunday was a very emotional day for Kerr and his entire family.

Steph Curry wants to help save the 'Warriors House' in West Oakland

Steph Curry wants to help save the 'Warriors House' in West Oakland

Steph Curry is all about Oakland. The Warriors star has embraced Chase Center in San Francisco, but Oracle Arena always will have a special place in his heart. 

The Warriors' previous home helped shape the two-time NBA MVP. He spent the first 10 years of his career with fans cheering the roof down, win or lose. Another Oakland home also means a whole lot to Curry. 

On Thursday morning, Curry posted on his Instagram story the need to save the "Warriors House" in Oakland. 

There has been a GoFundMe created to save the house in West Oakland, with a $350,000 goal. At the same time as Curry's Instagram post, a $10,000 anonymous donation was posted on the GoFundMe page. 

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Lloyd Canamore considers himself the Warriors' No. 1 fan, and proved so by painting his home blue and gold. It has become a local attraction with the likes of Curry stopping by. Now, he needs your help. 

Canamore, 58, actually has lived in the home long before it was painted Warriors colors. It has been in his family for 50 years and he has lived there since he was a kid. But his mother died last year, leaving him alone in the house and living off a fixed disability income.  

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While the Warriors now call San Francisco there home, Oakland long with have roots for the Dubs. Curry is all in on keeping those roots at Canamore's iconic house.

Warriors' Eric Paschall says he was racially profiled at apartment

Warriors' Eric Paschall says he was racially profiled at apartment

Warriors rookie Eric Paschall said he was the target of racial discrimination Wednesday night in a disturbing tweet. The 23-year-old tweeted that "I just had a white lady in the apartment building I live in telI me that I don’t live here!"

Paschall didn't specify where the incident occurred. The New York native told Bleacher Report's Howard Beck over two weeks ago that he was headed back to the Bay Area to train at the Warriors' facilities for the offseason. 

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He did move into an apartment complex just a few blocks from Chase Center after the Warriors picked him in the second round of the 2019 NBA Draft. Paschall even commented last December how embraced he feels from people in the Bay Area. 

"One thing I definitely like about it is the weather -- it's not too cold," Paschall said to radio play-by-play man Tim Roye. "I've realized everybody is a lot nicer out here. Everybody says hello. I remember in my apartment building, people were just like, 'How was your day?'

"I'm like whoa. This is weird for me, especially (being) from the East Coast because everybody is so uptight. But it's really cool. I like the Bay a lot in terms of the atmosphere."

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The reality is, Paschall's experience Wednesday night is a disturbing one that happens all across the country. There is no excuse, and it needs to stop.