Monday, February 6, 2023

Inspiration for Barca, Warriors: “I show players tiki-taka videos”

amazing barca of pep guardiola He stays in everyone’s remembrance. but also inspiring the best of other sports, as is the case Golden State Warriors, the most dominant in the NBA over the past decade with four titles (2015, 2017, 2018 and 2022) and already one of the best dynasties in history. Thus the architect of these warriors accepts it, is pleased, a Steve Kerr Who is the coach of the Bahia team since 2014:

“I teach the boys some of the ‘highlights’ of football ‘Tic Tac’About the importance of possession, making simple plays but controlling the ball. There are similarities between football—or ‘soccer’ as we call it here—and basketball. As a coach it is good to teach the boys metaphors and ‘highlights’ from other games. they tend to listen more Because they’re already with basketball every day and they love it. We do it at the start of the season and we believe in it. We had 31 assists tonight (referring to the game against the Raptors two weeks ago), everyone is engaged when the ball moves, everyone plays better defense and runs more. This is my feeling.” Kerr noted in reply to MD.

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The Golden State Warriors Player Said After His Nba Debut That His Coach, Steve Kerr, Uses The Blaugrana Team'S Games To Motivate Him Before Games.

Warriors coach went deep like this in confession two months back klay thompson After receiving the ring from last season in the opening game against the Lakers: “Steve (Kerr) gives us videos of Guardiola’s Barca as inspiration before games”, the shooting guard revealed.

In fact, these warriors have distinguished themselves for the very thing that made that Barca team distinct and different: long passing sequences, Speed ​​in the movement of the ball and perfect synchronization in movements with and without the ball for the ultimate offensive ecstasy that captivates the spectators. Ways similar to the concept of play and mutual admiration between the symbols of a dynasty, Stephen Curry, and second, Leo Massey, Which are exclusively ‘present’ in the Warriors locker room.

“I really like watching Messi because you never know what he is going to do. Our coach always shows us videos of great football players and above all Messi. We have seen how he plays, every game what he does, and his way of playing is very similar to us. he likes how he moves the ball, As if it were a play.” On another occasion, a curmudgeon who has always expressed his respect for the Argentine stood out.

Barca and Warriors, reasonable parallels

But, beyond the time with Guardiola’s team (2008-2012), there is more than one similarity between Barca and the Warriors of recent years in terms of dynasties that have marked an era A unique style of play. The main one, if the Champions League is set up as an equivalent to the NBA as it is the most important competition apart from the national team championship, is that both have won four titles and in a similar time frame: Barça achieved 4 European Cup in 9 years (with Rijkaard in 2006, with Pep in 2009 and 2011 and with Luis Enrique in 2015) and Warriors four rings in seven (2015, 2017, 2018 and 2022). LeBron officiated the 2017 Finals between Golden State and the Cavaliers neymar, Which will soon provoke the club and Barcelona to move to PSG.

It so happened that the year of the last Barca champions -2015- was the first title for these warriors who are still with the great trio Curry-Thompson-Draymond Green The currently erratic course is somehow reminiscent of what began to suffer painful results at home against great teams like Barcelona PSG (4-0), Juventus (3-0), Roma (4-1) o Liverpool (4-0).

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The Bahia team has gone through several embarrassments this season against the Phoenix Suns (134-105), the New Orleans Pelicans (128-83), to a lesser extent against the Milwaukee Bucks (128-111) and away from home. Brooklyn Nets (143-113). But they’ve also lost at home against much better teams on paper like the Orlando Magic (130-129), the Charlotte Hornets (120-113), and they’ve come up against the New York Knicks (132-94). ,

However, they also present similarities in that both are currently in complete rebuilding, with both Barca and Warriors giving prominence to young people, names such as Pedri, Gavi, Anu Fati why alejandro balde In the Barcelona team and Jordan Poole, Jonathan Kuminga, Moses Moody or James Wiseman in Bay, who defend the title opposite Xavi’s team.

Pep Guardiola, Against Liverpool This Thursday Efe/Epa/Tim Keaton

Pep Guardiola, now at Manchester City


Making another comparison, Barca, like the Warriors with Draymond Green, keep the player who has always given them balance with Sergio Busquets, but if Stephen Curry or Klay Thompson continue in San Francisco, they are already Barca is out of the team. Leo Messi, Andres Iniesta or your Javi As a player, neither Neymar nor Luis Suarez are essential in the 2015 Champions.

Steve Kerr, ways similar to Pepys

Steve Kerr, for his part, bears another important resemblance to Pep Guardiola beyond the aggressive and choral style he has imposed in his team. In the same press conference in which the Warriors coach cited Barca as an inspiration, he also highlighted that another sport outside of basketball he was willing to train in was when asked by journalist Adam Lascaris. That was tennis. as it states marty perarnau In his book ‘Pep, The Metamorphosis’, the current Manchester City coach likes to mimic ideas from other subjects such as volleyball Or chess.

“Another sport I watch is tennis. In tennis you can tell who has control of the point by the depth of the players (this refers to the depth of the shot). If you’re pressuring (in basketball) and You tell them to start their attack away from the three-point line, you’ll be controlling possession”, argued Steve Kerr, the difference and highlight of his Warriors. as barca was and special and even ‘exotic’ methods like those of Pepys.

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