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Sources: Draymond Green crossed line bringing up Kevin Durant free agency

Sources: Draymond Green crossed line bringing up Kevin Durant free agency

OAKLAND -- Neither Warriors general manager Bob Myers nor coach Steve Kerr shed much light on the reasons for their decision to suspend Draymond Green on Tuesday. There is no doubt both men were deeply bothered.

That much was clear from their austere responses in separate pregame news conferences.

Multiple sources say Kevin Durant and Green exchanged profanities while quarreling late Monday night, as the Warriors were losing to the Clippers in Los Angeles. That happens, at some point, in most competitive locker rooms. It has happened with the Warriors, between Durant and Green.

What pushed this dispute to another level, according to sources, is that Green also brought up Durant’s upcoming free agency.

That, according to a team source, is where Green crossed the line. And it’s why Myers and Kerr, both accustomed to Green’s customary outbursts, felt a suspension was warranted.

Name-calling is one thing, contract-baiting another. It’s disrespectful.

“Something you don’t do in the NBA is talk about another man’s money,” one league source said Tuesday, prior to the Warriors' game against the Atlanta Hawks at Oracle Arena.

Which might explain why Kerr, usually willing to engage in conversation, kept most of his answers brief, looking as if he’d rather discuss anything else. And why Myers never looked so tired, his eyes redder than I can ever recall.

[RELATED: Steve Kerr recalls Michael Jordan fight in discussing Draymond ban]

The Warriors’ flight from L.A. didn’t arrive in Oakland until about 2 a.m. Tuesday, and we can safely assume neither Myers nor Kerr slept well.

Yet both insisted Durant’s free agency isn't a topic in the Warriors' locker room and that it was unrelated to the dispute between Durant and Green on Monday in LA.

“Nobody ever talks about Kevin’s free agency,” Kerr said.

“I don’t think it is [a topic],” Myers said. “I’m sure that’s going to be the idea in some people’s minds. But being around this team, being around these players ... it’s hard to win a championship. You can’t allow anything else your locker room, in the narrative. This team has done a good job of that.

“I know it may appear as if it looked easy over the last [few years]. It’s not. If you’re in the locker room, if you’re in our organization, it’s hard. We’ll get through it and we’ll keep moving.”

[RELATED: Warriors show Draymond where the third rail is by suspending him]

Given the history between Green and Durant, it’s altogether likely that this incident will not have lasting consequences. It’s not likely to drive the decision Durant will make in July. They fuss. They get on each other’s nerves. They hang out.

“I think we’ll be fine,” Kerr said. “We’re a team that goes through stuff just like everybody else. Things happen, bumps in the road. You’ve got to move forward. It’s all part of coaching a team and it’s part of being on a team. You have get through adversity, and there are some difficult time and you get through them.”

Though the Green-Durant squabble started with a basketball decision made by Green -- he dismissed Durant’s pleadings for the ball in the final seconds of a tie game Monday night, and the Warriors failed to get a shot -- that is not the basis for the suspension.

“As far as what decision coaches and player make, there’s a thousand decisions they make out there,” Myers said. “So I don’t get into this or that, as far as what he should or shouldn’t have done.”

It was, however, what set off Durant. It also bothered a few other Warriors who questioned Green’s decision. Passing the ball to Durant for a potential game-winning shot “would have solved multiple problems,” according to one source.

Instead, the Warriors have to hope any animosity will be brief, as it has been in the past. They have to hope Green still will be the fiery presence that stirs their offense and fuels their defense — and that he makes peace with Durant.

They also have to hope Durant is willing to forgive and move on.

Both conclusions are likely. That’s the history of the Durant-Green relationship. It’s at times tempestuous, but that always has passed for the sake of a greater goal.

Ayesha, Steph Curry living their best life at wedding of singer, actress

Ayesha, Steph Curry living their best life at wedding of singer, actress

Steph and Ayesha Curry have the model family.

They have been married for more than eight years and have three happy, healthy kids.

But the Currys don't let their responsibilities at home stop them from having fun.

On Saturday, Steph and Ayesha were in a suburb of Nashville, Tenn. for the wedding of singer Tyler Rich and actress Sabina Gadecki.

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Ayesha left a pretty funny comment on Steph's post, hinting at how crazy the festivities got.

"And to think just hours later we were getting tequila shots and mosh pitting our lives away. Ahhhhhhh balance," Ayesha wrote.

The wedding took place at Saddle Woods Farm in Murfreesboro, Tenn., and Ayesha was part of the bridal party, according to People.com.

Former Warriors forward Dorell Wright also was in attendance.

[RELATED: Steph primed for MVP season]

While Steph and Ayesha were letting loose on Saturday, they were back to normal on Sunday, spending the day with daughters Riley and Ryan.

The Currys are pretty good at that "balance" thing Ayesha mentioned.

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Anta reveals '11 Rules of Klaytheism' during Klay Thompson's China trip

Anta reveals '11 Rules of Klaytheism' during Klay Thompson's China trip

The legend of “China Klay” Thompson has been well-documented, as the Warriors star is one of the country’s most popular American athletes.

Anta -- the Chinese company Thompson has an exclusive shoe contract with -- posted a sign during one of Klay’s visits to China with what it calls the “11 Rules of Klaytheism.” A Reddit user recently translated each rule, and the results are expectedly hilarious.

No. 7 has to be the best one, especially with how publicly Thompson has been flaunting his current girlfriend on Instagram. But I mean come on, how can you not love Rocco?

We’ve heard about the idea of “Klaytheism” before, in this short film published in 2017 from The Ringer.

[RELATED: Klay Thompson should sit out two years, top knee doctor says]

Even in an offseason filled with roster turmoil for Warriors fans, we can always count on Klay to provide us with a viral moment to make us laugh.