Thunder forward Paul George says player-official relations haven’t improved since he entered the NBA in 2010.
George added that he heard the relationship between players and referees was better “back in the day.”
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PG: “I’ve heard from back in the day, the relationship between the official and the player was a lot better.
“Where guys were actually able to talk to one another, regardless of if they agreed or disagreed with a call. The player and the official could have a dialogue.” […]
What time specifically are you referring to by “back in the day”?
PG: “All I know is the officiating in today’s game, so I can only speak on that.
“So what I’m referring to is pretty much before I got to the League.”