[Ads-l] Oops

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Sat Jun 13 01:08:37 UTC 2015


To further contextualize for non-fans, I should have said "the crucial Game 4 of the best of 7 National Basketball Association finals against the Cleveland Cavaliers".

> Begin forwarded message:
> 
> From: Laurence Horn <laurence.horn at yale.edu>
> Date: June 12, 2015 at 9:05:26 PM EDT
> Subject: QOTY candidate, from Steve Kerr
> To: American Dialect Society <ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>
> 
> (coach of the Golden State Warriors, explaining that yes, he lied in telling the press before the crucial Game 4 that he wasn't planning any lineup changes)
> 
> "Sorry, but I don't think they hand you the trophy based on morality," Kerr said. "They give it to you if you win. So sorry about that."
> 
> cf. e.g. 
> http://espn.go.com/nba/playoffs/2015/story/_/id/13063006/2015-nba-finals-golden-state-warriors-coach-admits-lying-plans-game-4-starting-lineup
> http://abc7chicago.com/sports/steve-kerr-admits-to-lying-before-game-4-about-starting-andrew-bogut/779707/
> 
> (You'll note that he didn't really seem all that sorry.)
> 
> LH

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