Steve Kerr: ‘Guys in the 50s would’ve destroyed everybody. It’s weird how human evolution goes in reverse in sports’
Golden State coach Steve Kerr, via Jimmy Durkin of The Mercury News:
This is the best part of the Warriors’ success: It enables their sassiness.
Kerr’s underlying point is correct, of course. Players have leveraged advances in conditioning and analytics to become more athletic and apply it in smart ways on the court.
Golden State isn’t necessarily the greatest team ever. But teams of the past have major disadvantages in a hypothetical matchup.