Steve Kerr says he tried using marijuana

Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr reacts on the sideline in the second half of the game against the Indiana Pacers at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. Golden State beat Indiana 120-83. (Photo: Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY Spor)

Warriors head coach Steve Kerr, who’s never shy when it comes to talking about politics, discussed the topic of marijuana and pro sports on The Warriors Insider podcast on Friday. It led to an admission that sparked lots of reaction on social media.

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At the beginning of the marijuana discussion (starts around the 16:28 mark), Kerr said that he doesn’t use the drug because it didn’t agree with him. Then, toward the end, he said he has tried using it to treat his chronic pain in the past. The coach said:

“I guess maybe I can even get in some trouble for this, but I’ve actually tried it twice during the last year and a half, when I’ve been going through this chronic pain that I’ve been dealing with.

“A lot of research, a lot of advice from people, and I have no idea if maybe I would have failed a drug test. I don’t even…

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