Chris Paul's Fine Isn't As Controversial As You'd Think
The NBA fined Chris Paul $25,000 after the L.A. Clippers guard made controversial comments about a female referee.By Christian Bryant | February 7, 2015
The NBA has reportedly fined L.A. Clippers guard Chris Paul $25,000 for post-game comments made Thursday about a rookie referee — who is a woman — after his team's loss to the Cleveland Cavs.
Speaking on his team's technical foul-laden third quarter — in which he received a tech from referee Lauren Holtkamp — Paul told reporters, "That tech she gave me was ridiculous. ... If that's the case, this might not be for her."
"When you wanna criticize an official, you could've just said those are bad calls. ... You didn't necessarily have to say, 'If she keeps doing that, she won't be at this long,'" ESPN writer Ramona Shelburne said.