Zach LaVine shouts out Steve Kerr's defense in 1998 NBA Finals Game 6

Dalton Johnson
NBC Sports BayArea

Zach LaVine isn't exactly known for playing strong defense. Quite the opposite in fact. 

The same goes for Steve Kerr's defense during his playing days. The Warriors head coach was known much more for his 3-point accuracy than locking down opposing players. 

But when it mattered most, Kerr stepped up and LaVine took notice as the current Chicago Bulls shooting guard re-watched the former Bulls point guard in Game 6 of the 1998 NBA Finals. 

Kerr played 25 minutes off the bench as the Bulls' clinched their second three-peat and sixth championship in eight years. He scored nine points and was a plus-seven in the win. 

LaVine's comments are quite the opposite of how Los Angeles Clippers point guard Patrick Beverley feels.

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Kerr and Curry never will be praised for their defense. Kerr even once made fun of his own defense by comparing himself to a dog getting embarrassed by a cat in a viral video. 

But Kerr and Curry have combined to win 11 championships between their playing careers and Kerr's coaching career. When it's time to be a pest and get the job done, neither one backs down.

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