Why Is TNT Punishing Steve Kerr?

His newest assignment should be classified as cruel and unusual.

Steve Kerr seems like a good guy. He has a good sense of humor.

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He once wrote swear words on his shoes during a shooting slump.

“I wrote the letters F.I. on my shoes, for [bleep] it. I went out there and said I’m going to shoot every time.”

His career included four NBA titles.

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He’s currently one of TNT’s best and most valued NBA analysts…

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Or so we thought.

This Thursday night Kerr will be a part of a new experiment during a TNT NBA broadcast. There will not be a standard play-by-play announcer during the 10:30pm game between the Oklahoma Thunder and Golden State Warriors. Instead there will be three analysts: Steve Kerr, Reggie Miller and Chris Webber. The latter two are, respectively, a doofus and an intelligent-if-borderline-insane goofball.

We do not know.

But we do know the only way he’ll keep these knuckleheads in line.

UPDATE: Chris Webber has responded to Kerr’s hypothetical statement by waving his head around like a weirdo.

Reggie Miller could not be reached for comment as he is, and this is an official TNT quote, “busy fumbling over his words and talking nonsense.” Thursday is gonna be a LONG night.

h/t Reid Cherner USA TODAY Sports

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