Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr fears his whole NBA team could be murdered unless America sorts out gun control

7 Aug

Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr is worried his team could be gunned down at a moments notice unless America makes a change.

The issue of gun control has reached new heights now with 246 people killed and 979 wounded this year alone in the U.S.

Steve Kerr as the head coach of the Golden State Warriors

Recently, a gunman in Texas killed 22 people at a Walmart and another shot dead nine at a bar in Dayton, Ohio.

Kerr, a three-time NBA champion as a coach and a member of the legendary Chicago Bulls with Michael Jordan as a player, says everyone is vulnerable right now.

He said: “I think about it all the time.

“Somebody could walk in the door in the gym right now and start spraying us with an AR-15.

Steve Kerr with superstar Warriors man Stephen Curry

“They could. It might happen because we’re all vulnerable. Whether we go to a concert, a church, the mall or go to the movie theatre or a school.”

After being asked what Americans can do in the face of such turmoil, Kerr said: “Demand change from the gutless leadership that continues to allow this to happen.”

Kerr is not the first voice in American sports to speak out since the horrific tragedies last week. MLS star and Philadelphia Union captain Alejandro Bedoya pleaded for change after scoring a goal at the weekend.

Bedoya vented his frustration at Congress into a pitch-side microphone

American gun laws hinge on the second amendment, which states that “the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.”

Kerr added: “The only thing that second amendment is doing is leading to mass murder right now. This is all just insanity

“People are more and more frustrated in our country.

“I think at this point, the vast majority of people in this country have had it. Now it’s a matter of taking action.”

Kyle Lowry: Billionaire Golden State Warriors co-owner Mark Stevens banned and fined $500k for pushing Toronto Raptors star in NBA finals

6 Jun

Golden State Warriors’ co-owner Mark Stevens has been barred by the NBA for a year and fined $500,000 for pushing and directing obscene language at Toronto Raptors player Kyle Lowry.

The incident happened in Game 3 of the NBA finals at Golden State.

Lowry ran for a loose ball in the fourth quarter and ended up landed on a group of fans who were sitting courtside.

Kyle Lowry reacts after being shoved by a fan

As he was getting up, Stevens reached over and shoved him in the shoulder.

Lowry got up and complained to the officials while also shaking his head.

After the game he said: “There’s no place for that. He had no reason to touch me.

“He had no reason to reach over two seats and then say some vulgar language to me. There’s no place for people like that in our league.

“Hopefully he never comes back to an NBA game.”

A Warriors spokesman and security officials confirmed Stevens was ejected from the Oracle Arena.

His punishment did not end there as he has been banned from all games and other team activities for a year and fined $500,000.

Stevens is a minority owner in the Warriors and is has an estimated net worth of $2.3billion.

Lowry scored 23 points as the Raptors won 123-109 on Wednesday night to take a 2-1 series lead over Golden State.

“He controls a lot of the pace for them,” said Warriors guard Stephen Curry of Lowry.

“He made shots tonight. Tip your cap to him. He was willing to take them. Historically when he plays well in the playoffs they usually go.”