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Jordan Bell appears to tell his side of the story

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Bell liked and retweeted an account of what happened with Mike Brown’s hotel charge.

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If you haven’t heard the news by now, the Golden State Warriors suspended second-year big man Jordan Bell for charging a hotel expense to assistant coach Mike Brown prior to Wednesday’s game against the Memphis Grizzlies.

That’s the bulk of the information that has been revealed by beat reporters, but more of the story is leaking out - kind of.

A Twitter user who is a self-described ‘Dollar Store Basketball “Insider”’, but who has a history of reputable Warriors information, revealed the story as he knows it, in a series of tweets.

If you don’t want to take them seriously, here’s where it gets interesting: Bell took to Twitter to like each and every one of the tweets explaining the story, and retweeted the thread for his followers to see.

Here’s the story:

So there we have it.

On the one hand, this story - assuming it’s true - paints Bell in a much better light than much of the speculation was doing.

On the other hand, it feels like a slightly tumultuous situation. The Warriors organization obviously didn’t see it the way Bell did, and that may be emblematic of a relationship that isn’t functioning very well.

Is the team frustrated with Bell, and unwilling to give him the benefit of the doubt? Did they jump to a conclusion, and upset him in the process by costing him money and potentially hurting his reputation?

Even with the story out, it seems clear that there is work to be done in the relationship between the team and the impending restricted free agent.

UPDATE: Beat reporter Connor Letourneau of the San Francisco Chronicle has reported that the story is reasonably accurate.