The fact that Curry felt compelled to refer to Marat Kogut as the most valuable player in a controversial Warriors loss to the Timberwolves back on March 29 likely is a big reason why.
After a swipe at Curry's legs went uncalled and Kevin Durant's would-be four-point play was waved off, the Warriors lost the game when Minnesota's Karl-Anthony Towns converted a free throw at the end of regulation, after a questionable-at-best foul was called on KD.
"You have to ask the MVP of tonight, [Marat] Kogut," Curry said as he departed his postgame press conference, still visibly frustrated.
Curry, Durant and Green eventually were fined for their comments, but a couple weeks later, they're participating in the playoffs, and Kogut is not.
The 36 officials selected were chosen based on their performance during the 2018-19 regular season, and Kogut clearly did not qualify.
Given the heated relationship between the Warriors and officials over the course of the season, that's probably a good thing. And here's venturing a guess to say the Dubs weren't too disappointed to see Kogut left off the list.