Steve Kerr a fan of ‘Hamptons 5’ nickname for Warriors lineup
Steve Kerr is a fan of the “Hamptons 5” nickname for one of his Golden State Warriors lineups.
Kerr started Andre Iguodala with Kevin Durant, Steph Curry, Klay Thompson and Draymond Green for Sunday’s Game 4 against the New Orleans Pelicans. The lineup came out hot and built a nice lead, which helped give the Warriors confidence after a Game 3 loss.
After the game, Kerr talked about that lineup, which has been nicknamed the “Hamptons 5” by Bay Area columnist Tim Kawakami.
“I still am amused we just matter-of-factly call them ‘The Hamptons 5,'” Kerr said. “I feel strange as a coach saying, ‘Well, the Hamptons 5 played really well tonight.’ I can’t say that. You can.”
Steve Kerr: "I still am amused we just matter-of-factly call them 'The Hamptons 5.' @timkawakami deserves all the credit. I feel strange as a coach saying, 'Well, the Hamptons 5 played really well tonight.' I can't say that. You can." pic.twitter.com/eAKMnXDNTr
— Ben Golliver (@BenGolliver) May 6, 2018
Not only does Kerr like the “Hamptons 5” nickname, but he’s also a fan of how they play. In fact, he’s going to roll with it to start Game 5 as the Warriors look to close out the series.
And if you’re wondering how the “Hamptons 5” nickname came about, Kawakami gave that group the name because those four players went to the Hamptons to recruit Kevin Durant to the Warriors in the summer of 2016 (beating out Tom Brady in the process). The addition of Durant produced one championship and this year could make it two.