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Draymond Green: referee and player tension 'ruining the game'

Green thinks the situation has become irreversible, even after the player's union and referees had a meeting weeks ago amid growing concerns.


Kahron Spearman


Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green believes the increasing tension between players and referees are ruining the NBA's quality of play.

In a report by The Athletic's Anthony Slater, Green thinks the situation has become irreversible, even after the player's union and referees had a meeting weeks ago to address growing concerns.

Green earned his league-leading 11th technical foul of the season, during their blowout win over the Lakers on Saturday.

It's horrible. It's really bad. I don't know why it is. But I think it's ridiculous. It's ruining the game. It should be one of, if not the main priority, to be solved. It definitely should.

Draymond Green
Forward, Golden State Warriors

Green's suggestion on fixing player-referee relations? Start over.

They can get a new crop (of referees), a whole new crop, Green said. Too many personal things going on. Too much me against you. It just don't work that way.

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