"He impressed me with his unique personality".. Who is the basketball legend that Mohamed Salah met?

American basketball legend Steve Kerr, current coach of the Golden State Warriors, praised the Egyptian star Mohamed Salah, the winger of the Liverpool football team.

Kerr met the Liverpool players during a visit to the club, and Salah posted a photo of him with the Golden State Warriors coach via his Twitter account, accompanied by the phrase: “With a basketball legend.”

For his part, Kerr spoke in statements released on ESPN’s website about Mohamed Salah’s role in encouraging the Reds through the Egyptian star’s charity work in his hometown of Nagrig, in Egypt’s Gharbia governorate.

“I started following the Premier League 5 or 6 years ago, watching Mohamed Salah play and reading about him,” says Kerr.

He added: “He impressed me with his unique personality and what he does in his city and also helps the city build a school. I know how much he is adored in Egypt, so I said that this is my man.

Kerr continued: “I wanted to cheer Salah on and when I found out he was playing for Liverpool I said it was my team and I’ve been supporting Liverpool ever since.

Notably, Salah has scored 159 goals in 259 games for Liverpool since his move from Rome in the summer of 2017, in addition to winning seven league titles.

As for Steve Kerr, he coached the 2022 NBA champion Golden State Warriors in 2014 and also won the title as a coach three more times in those years (2015, 2017 and 2018).

Kerr was named MLS Coach of the Year in 2016 and All-Stars Coach in 2015 and 2017, and in 2021 he was named one of the top 15 coaches in competition history.

As a basketball player, Kerr represented the US team, where he won the World Championship with him in 1986, and as an assistant coach, he won gold with the team at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

Steve Kerr won the NBA 9 times (5 times with the Chicago Bulls in 1996, 1997 and 1998 and twice with the San Antonio Spurs in 1999 and 2003).

Source: agencies

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