Jordan Bell spectacularly missed dunk, but Warriors reaction was perfect
Golden State was starting to make its comeback, cutting the lead to eight midway through the third quarter when Draymond Green found Jordan Bell for the breakaway dunk and...
What was impressive though was the Warriors reaction. First, Steve Kerr didn’t take him out. Didn’t bench him, instead left him in and with that showed confidence.
Then there was Draymond Green, who was on ESPN’s Mic’d Up, and was heard encouraging Bell.
Then there was assistant coach Mike Brown, who tried to get Bell out of the moment, in a great story relayed by Ethan Straus of The Athletic.
It worked. Bell never lost confidence, never stopped playing the way he plays, and soon enough there was this.
With Portland going smaller and counting on their offense more, Bell is going to have a larger role in that matchup. This is exactly how you build up the confidence of a player so he will come through for you in those moments.