How NBA stars such as Draymond Green and Dillon Brooks take player-referee relationships to new levels

Many NBA players have tactics for establishing a rapport with referees in the hope it will help their case when they’re lobbying for calls in the heat of the moment. The style and personality of certain high-profile players make building a relationship with referees a priority, while others, such as Giannis Antetokounmpo, avoid lauding officials and try to remain respectful of them. Referees are chosen based on their grading rankings, play-calling accuracy and team rankings, and are evaluated throughout each round of the playoffs. Chris Paul has a notorious reputation for his relationship with some referees, while Luka Doncic tends to protest authority to the detriment of his game.

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