Steve Kerr, head coach for Golden State had nothing but kind words to share following Game 1 of the NBA finals against the Raptors.


With thousands in attendance at Scotiabank Arena on Thursday night, what moved Steve the most was the singing of the National Anthem.  Steve explains, “It was a great, great atmosphere.  The national anthem was one of the coolest things I’ve ever been a part of. Hearing the crowd sing along to ‘O Canada,’ it was beautiful.”  When asked about the atmosphere in the first out of several games in the finals, Steve says, “Frankly it’s fun to be in these environments, to be challenged, to be threatened.  Especially because the Canadian fans are so nice that even when they’re harassing us, they do it in a very polite manner.”




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Even Golden State player Klay Thompson revealed how he was ‘heckled’ prior to game one by a Canadian fan, “It was the nicest heckle ever.  It was like a, ‘Boo, I hope you have a terrible day.’ It wasn’t no cuss words or nothing, so I appreciate that. I appreciate the respect. Thank you, Canada.”




As Steve explains, he visited Toronto back in the 1995-96 season when Raptors played and beat the Chicago Bulls at SkyDome, “I remember missing the game-winning shot at the buzzer.  What I remember back then was just coming up here and how intense and passionate the fans were. They were so excited to have the NBA.”  The final score 109-118.


The Raptors will take on Golden State tomorrow at Scotiabank Arena for game 2 of the NBA finals.



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