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Rumor: Warriors turned their backs on NBA executives in meeting about officiating

2018 NBA Finals - Game Two

OAKLAND, CA - JUNE 03: Draymond Green #23 of the Golden State Warriors reacts towards referee David Guthrie #16 during the fourth quarter in Game 2 of the 2018 NBA Finals at ORACLE Arena on June 3, 2018 in Oakland, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Lachlan Cunningham/Getty Images)

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Warriors stars Kevin Durant and Draymond Green had prominent run-ins with referees last season.

They weren’t alone.

Players and officials clashed throughout the league. Whether the tension was actually worse or just seemed worse, the problem hit critical mass. The NBA sent executives overseeing officiating to meet with each team.

Nets forward Jared Dudley on The Woj Pod:

I heard the worst meeting was the Warriors. I heard it was the worst meeting, like they were turning their back on them. That’s what I heard.

This is the type of rumor that’s so juicy and fun, people want to believe and spread it – whether or not it’s true. That includes me.

And Golden State added DeMarcus Cousins!