On Wednesday, a former director of community relations for the Warriors named Erika Smith, sued the team in Alameda County Superior Court, saying she was fired after executives learned guard Monta Ellis had sent her late-night texts that included a photo of his genitalia.

According to Smith's lawyer Burton Boltuch, after Ellis' wife, Juanika Amos Ellis, learned of the texts in January and complained to team executives, the Warriors changed Smith's job description and later fired her.

The Warriors disputed the allegations and said they had learned that Ellis and Smith were in a "consensual relationship" and told them both to stop.