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Utah Jazz reporter Ben Dowsett picked a fight he was not going to win.

After the Golden State Warriors beat the Utah Jazz on Monday, Dowsett, a writer for Salt City Hoops, tweeted his displeasure with Steph Curry and Draymond Green’s post-game behavior:

Well, because this is Twitter, where everyone sees everything, Curry and Green took note of these tweets, and they weren’t thrilled.

Curry went for humor…

While Green made things a bit more personal:

Even at 19-0, the Warriors probably shouldn’t be openly laughing at opponents (and the Jazz are 8-8!), but it’s hard to know exactly what happened here. Did Dowsett misinterpret what he saw? Is it a mistake to presume what sort of behavior to expect from Curry when not covering him regularly? How many athletes act one way in front of the media, then differently when around teammates in their locker room.

Dowsett has taken back part of his initial story and is now (unfairly) forced to fend off all kinds of heinous tweets (some of which accused him of being racist), which probably just proves you should be careful when provoking social-media beefs with NBA players, especially ones that are extremely popular.

About Alex Putterman

Alex is a writer and editor for The Comeback and Awful Announcing. He has written for The Atlantic, VICE Sports, MLB.com, SI.com and more. He is a proud alum of Northwestern University and The Daily Northwestern. You can find him on Twitter @AlexPutterman.