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Warriors stars Draymond Green, Steph Curry and Kevin Durant received some bad news on Tuesday afternoon.
The NBA issued the following statement:
Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green has been fined $35,000 for making statements on social media which impugned the integrity of NBA officiating, Warriors guard Stephen Curry has been fined $25,000 for his actions and public statements impugning the integrity of NBA officiating, and Warriors forward Kevin Durant has been fined $15,000 for public criticism of the officiating.
These fines, of course, are related to what transpired last Friday in Minnesota. There were several controversial calls that went against the Warriors late in the loss to the Wolves, and the players didn't hold back when talking to the media after the game.
This last sequence in OT 😶 pic.twitter.com/IoZdmpFUkd— Warriors on NBCS (@NBCSWarriors) March 30, 2019
Steph went in on the refs 😡 pic.twitter.com/3rdbHV54gb— Warriors on NBCS (@NBCSWarriors) March 30, 2019
"I want to keep my money cause they gave me two bullsh*t techs... let me just stop talking about the officiating." pic.twitter.com/ZsRa113K72— Warriors on NBCS (@NBCSWarriors) March 30, 2019
It's very interesting that Draymond received the largest fine, despite the fact that he didn't speak to reporters following the loss. The reason for Draymond's fine might be the cryptic tweets he posted after the game, where he seemingly compared one of the officials to crooked ref Tim Donaghy.
Additionally, head coach Steve Kerr was not fined at all.
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"The NBA’s investigation into this matter included the review of player conduct that took place through Sunday, March 31, and the ultimate findings were determined after verifying all available information," the league said in the statement.
Will Draymond voice his opinion on the league's ruling? We shall see.