Steve Kerr Comments on Marijuana Use, Charles Barkley, Coaching Future

December 2nd, 2016 by Alec Nathan Leave a reply »

The Golden State Warriors have been at the center of the NBA universe ever since they signed Kevin Durant and formed the league's pre-eminent superteam, and head coach Steve Kerr discussed criticisms of his squad and a few other compelling topics in a recent conversation with CSN Bay Area's Monte Poole on Friday. 

Kerr revealed he has smoked marijuana twice over the past year-and-a-half to try to alleviate the chronic pain he's been dealing with in his back.

While Kerr said smoking pot "doesn't agree" with him, he advocated for it as a safer pain-relief alternative than painkillers like Vicodin—especially when it comes to the injuries NFL players deal with. 

On Saturday, NBA spokesman Mike Bass released a statement on Kerr's comments, per Chris Haynes of "All of our coaches are drug tested each season. Marijuana is included on our banned substances list. There are medical exceptions to our policy, but in this case, it's not relevant because Steve said he did not find marijuana to be helpful in relieving his back pain."

"Any vegetable that comes from the ...

Read Full Article at Bleacher Report - NBA
Article written by


Comments are closed.