Kerr: I was Chuck Wepner. He was Muhammad Ali.
SI: Any chance Michael would consider coming back in the event Kobe had to leave the Lakers?
Kerr: No way. Michael would never put himself in a position where people thought he was along for the ride to a championship.
SI: You kept a journal throughout your 15-year NBA career. Would you ever publish it?
Kerr: It will never be published, I can assure you. It's for my own enjoyment, so I can remember some of the things that happened. I don't want any of my former teammates to kill me, so I'll leave it private.
SI: Say you took the pass from Jordan and rimmed out the famous 14-footer with five seconds left in Game 6 of the '97 Finals. What are you doing today?
Kerr: I'm shining his shoes.
SI: So, how much of your overall net worth do you owe to Michael?
Kerr: About 92 percent. The other eight percent I owe to Tim Duncan.