Golden State Warriors' Shaun Livingston banned for head clash with ref

Golden State Warriors' Shaun Livingston banned for head clash with ref

Golden State Warriors' Shaun Livingston banned for head clash with ref

This is germane because players tend to believe there are two levels of scrutiny, microscopic for players and hazy for officials. "I've got to just shut up and take it". They also believe Draymond Green's suspension for Game 6 of the 2016 NBA Finals was, well, orchestrated by forces.

The altercation between the two began with Livingston arguing against a non-call made by Kirkland. Andre Iguodala, another possible ball-handler, is resting.

What we weren't sure about, however, was whether or not Kirkland would be punished for his role in the incident.

Warriors guard Shaun Livingston was suspended one game Tuesday, and National Basketball Association referee Courtney Kirkland has been removed from the league's officiating rotation for one week following Monday's on-court altercation, the league announced Tuesday (AEDT).

Livingston was upset Kirkland didn't call a foul on Tyler Johnson when attempting a shot, and the guard and referee went forehead to forehead with each other before Livingston was ejected.

Shaun Livingston could return to action this coming Wednesday against the Charlotte Hornets.

Warriors forward Kevin Durant suggested as much after the game, per Mark Medina of the Mercury News: "It did look like, watching it, that Courtney stepped into his face".

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