Steve Kerr on Gary Payton II injury: Dillon Brooks 'broke the code'

The Golden State Warriors head coach spoke following Tuesday's Game 2 against the Memphis Grizzlies about the flagrant 2 foul that caused Gary Payton II to suffer a fractured elbow and Dillon Brooks to be ejected from the game.

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- Can you describe your reaction to the flagrant foul on Payton? And do you think that was intentional to try to hurt him?

STEVE KERR: I don't know if it was intentional, but it was dirty. And playoff basketball is supposed to be physical. Everybody's going to compete. Everybody's going to fight for everything. But there's a code in this league. There's a code that players follow where you never put a guy's season/career in jeopardy by taking somebody out in midair, and clubbing him across the head, and ultimately fracturing Gary's elbow.

This is a guy who's been toiling the last six years trying to make it in this league. Finally found a home, just playing his butt off this year in the playoffs. This should be the time of his life and guy comes in, whacks him across the head in midair.

He broke the code. Dillon Brooks broke the code. That's how I see it.

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