Steve Kerr was asked for his preseason pick for 2016-17 MVP, and the Warriors head coach went with a surprise choice in Damian Lillard.

Kerr: “I think KD is kinda like Gary Johnson, a third party guy who is going to come in and take a few votes from Steph, takes some from LeBron and then Damian Lillard wins the election. That’s my forecast.”

Interestingly, Kerr didn’t take his point guard and back-to-back MVP Stephen Curry, or even his 7-foot wing Kevin Durant (who he hilariously compares to US third-party candidate Gary Johnson).

Nor did Kerr like LeBron James, who 46.7 percent of GMs selected to win MVP this season.

Instead, Kerr chose fifth-year PG Damian Lillard, who gave the Warriors 40 and 10 in Game 3 of last season’s Western Conference semifinals.

There’s a chance Kerr is playing a mental game with his players, but don’t laugh at the possibility of Lillard winning MVP this season.

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