Kerr is probably right. Buechler was better than Barkley at doing the little things. Of course, Barkley was better than Buechler at doing the big things.
Surely, Kerr must have shared his thought with some sort of humor in mind, perhaps with a bit of a homer sentiment added to defend his former teammate. Either way, it’s one of the most outrageous things he may have said on record, joking or not.
In case you’re not aware of who Buechler is, here is an old clip in his honor: