Steve Kerr Compares Kevin Durant to Tim Duncan for Warriors Contract Pay Cut

Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr praised superstar Kevin Durant on Monday for taking a pay cut to help keep the championship-winning team together.

When asked about Durant’s selflessness, Kerr compared it to something Tim Duncan would do at times during his career with the San Antonio Spurs, according to Anthony Slater of the Mercury News:

“I knew he was going to give up enough money to allow us to keep Andre [Iguodala] and Shaun [Livingston]. I didn’t know he was going to go beyond that. A remarkable gesture. I told him it reminded me a little bit of Tim Duncan and his time with the Spurs. He made max money and then at key times in his career he took a little less so they could add a player here and there. The way the league works, the way the CBA works, it really kind of is up to the star player at key times to take a little haircut here and there. Whether that’s fair or not, I don’t know. But I do know that Tim knew it was dramatically helping his own career and KD understands the same thing. In the end, he’s going to make a fortune in his career. Already has and he hopefully is going to win more titles and that’s what he cares about.”

      

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