James Harden, Warriors’ rivals not getting bailed out by officials



Warriors rivals Harden, CP3 exposed by foul-baiting changes originally appeared on NBC Sports Bayarea

Many Warriors fans deservedly scoffed at the NBA’s use of Steph Curry as the subject of its example of the officiating changes that would be enforced for the 2021-22 season, as there were far more egregious offenders to choose from.

It didn’t necessarily help matters that those same offenders happen to be some of the most despised opposing players by Golden State’s fan base.

Warriors fans, then, probably had a good laugh or two (or three) Wednesday night, and not because their team is 4-0 to start the season, though that surely helped. Rather, some of the players that should have been featured in the NBA’s example — namely James Harden, Chris Paul and Patrick Beverley — provided further evidence as to why.

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We’ll see how long it lasts, but so far, the officiating changes are having the desired effect. I think I speak for just about everyone — minus a few NBA stars — when I say: Thank you!

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