A lot of people are calling the Cleveland Cavaliers the underdogs in this series, and Steve Kerr wants to know why. Recently, all the news in the basketball media has involved the upcoming NBA Finals series between the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Golden State Warriors. This is one of the most anticipated NBA Finals series of all time, and it will be the first time that two teams will face off against each other in three straight years.

But a lot of people are already writing off the Cleveland Cavaliers and picking the Golden State Warriors to win in 4 or 5 games.

There are very few people with the belief that this Cleveland team can beat this Warriors team, especially with the addition of one of the greatest scorers in NBA history, Kevin Durant. Although being the Warriors official head coach, Steve Kerr still finds it hilarious that the team that beat his team last year are labeled as the 'underdogs.'

Steve Kerr credits the Cavs, doesn't think they're underdogs

Steve Kerr first hand witnessed the Cleveland Cavaliers come back from down 3-1 against his Warriors team last year in the NBA Finals; he was right there to see LeBron James and Kyrie Irving go crazy in games 5, 6 and 7 to will their team to victory. So he has no feeling of being unsure about their abilities, at all.

Steve Kerr agrees with a recent statement made by Kevin Love, which he found the idea of them being underdogs to be hilarious due to the fact, they're the defending champions. Steve Kerr said:

"They're the champions. We're not; I saw the quote from Kevin Love. I'm surprised too, like what the hell is everybody talking about?

Are you kidding me? They're a great team; they're the champs. We're trying to take what they took from us last year."

Stephen Kerr played in the league as a guard from 1988 till 2003, winning five NBA championships with the historic Chicago Bulls team of the 90's while also winning a three-point contest in 1997. Steve then ventured into the arts of coaching, winning an NBA championship in his rookie season as a coach of the Golden State Warriors, he also won the Coach of the Year award in 2016 and coached the Western All Stars team in 2015 and 2017.

With all these accomplishments, it's fair to say, Kerr knows what he is talking about.

Kerr's injury update

Steve Kerr has been inactive as head coach of the Golden State Warriors for the last few weeks, and this is due to a sickness caused by the complications from a back surgery Kerr received in 2015. Steve made the wise decision to refrain from coaching the team during the playoffs this season, although it's something he wants immensely, his health is more important.

Steve Kerr will travel with the team in the NBA Finals, but it's very unlikely he will be able to coach, that duty lies in the hands of Coach Mike Brown. Either way, we hope Kerr has a successful recovery and can return to doing what he loves in the near future.