Rockets GM Daryl Morey tweets out article about Steve Kerr getting fined for criticizing officiating
The Golden State Warriors and Houston Rockets have never been particularly fond of one another, but now, the disdain between the two sides appears to be reaching new levels.
On Sunday afternoon, the Warriors defeated the Rockets in Game 1 of their second-round Western Conference playoff series, but a whole lot of controversy ensued in the process.
In the closing moments of the game, Rockets star James Harden appeared to get run into by Warriors big man Draymond Green on a 3-point attempt, but no foul was called (this was determined to be correct).
There were also several other instances in the game where Harden seemed to get fouled on long-distance tries, but, like the situation with Green late in the contest, the officials swallowed their whistles.
Afterward, Harden criticized the officiating, saying he deserves a “fair chance” from the referees.
This was not met too kindly by the Dubs, and on Monday afternoon, Warriors head coach Steve Kerr mocked Harden to reporters, flailing his arms and legs as if to mimic Harden flopping.
Kerr then said he was “disappointed” that the series was already centered on officiating.
Well, now, Rockets general manager Daryl Morey has entered the fray, tweeting out an article that is essentially his way of labeling Kerr a hypocrite:
— Daryl Morey (@dmorey) April 29, 2019
Daryl Morey has a point here.
Kerr has frequently lost his temper during games because of officiating, and as Morey’s tweet points out, he has taken shots at referees after games, which has led to some reprimanding from the league.
Game 2 of this series will take place on Tuesday night.