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Steve Kerr says disdain of Big Three Heat was "insane"

It wasn't long ago that the Heat was the greatest show in the sport, and maybe even in all of sports.

Now the Warriors are.

And yet, something's significantly different.

Everyone seems to love Golden State, even as the Warriors are walloping the league -- 50-5 entering Wednesday's game in Miami -- whereas most of the country was shaking its fists at LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh, during their time together.

"Yeah. It's definitely more positive," Warriors coach Steve Kerr said. "I was covering that Heat team with TNT, was here all the time. It seemed like the negativity came simply because LeBron left Cleveland, and people didn't like the idea that it was a superteam. And Bosh left Toronto. Like somehow they were cheating or something. Which was insane to look at it that way. Everybody was free to do what they wanted as free agents. And why wouldn't they do what they did? It was special. I think with our team, there's none of that negativity because the team was basically homegrown, with the core of the team mostly drafted or traded for, and it wasn't like this Superteam pulling together."

Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson, Harrison Barnes, Draymond Green and Festus Ezeli were all Warriors draft choices. Andrew Bogut was added in a trade for another drafted player, Monta Ellis.

"And also Steph, you know, he looks like he's 12 years old," Kerr said. "And every kid in America has his jersey. So he's a likable guy."




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