Steve Kerr Teaches You How to Shoot Threes
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When you think of Steve Kerr you will probably think about him making clutch playoff shots for the Championship Bulls of the 90s or coaching the current Warriors to a Championship. If you are as old as me and grew up in central Florida, then you will remember the second round pick being a pretty useless player on the Orlando Magic.
As a member of Shaq’s young knuckleheads squad, Kerr shot a career-low .429 from the field and .250 (6 of 24) from three!
“This dude couldn’t hit a shot,” Said Shaq in a 2015 interview. “He’d be wide-open and he couldn’t hit anything. And then we get rid of him and he goes to Chicago and he just emerges as a big star.”
After one season in the Magic Kingdom, Kerr took his talents (was not traded) to Chicago, rediscovered his shooting touch and became that “big star” and NBA champion.
Years later, he also put on a pretty impressive shooting display on his way to winning the 1997 NBA 3-Point contest and making Shaq shake his head.
As fate would have it, the two would reunite years later in Phoenix when Steve Kerr — now GM of the Suns — acquired Shaq in a blockbuster trade. After just one disappointing season for the team, Kerr “got rid of” Shaq.