The Los Angeles Clippers were called for five technical fouls last night, which is alot for one game for any team and Chris Paul was not taking kindly to it. The Clippers might of been a little more chippy than normal because they were getting blown out by the Cavs. Now players criticize refs all the time and usually it’s not a big deal but since this particular ref in question is a female it has become more of a story. After the game CP3 was asked about the calls and he didn’t bite his tongue.


All-Star point guard Chris Paul’s technical came with 10:17 left in the third quarter when he tried to get the inbounds pass quickly but instead was T’d up after questioning Lauren Holtkamp, who became the third woman to referee NBA games full time this season.

“I think we have to show better composure, but at the same time some of [the technical fouls] were ridiculous,” Paul said. “The tech that I get right there was ridiculous. I don’t care what nobody says, I don’t care what she says; that’s terrible. There’s no way that can be a tech. We try to get the ball out fast every time down the court, and when we did that, she said, ‘Uh-uh.’ I said, ‘Why, uh-uh?’ And she gave me a tech.

“That’s ridiculous. If that’s the case, this might not be for her.”

The “might not be for her” part is what has Chris in some hot water this morning. Now most of us who have a brain realize more than likely CP3 was not specifically talking about her because she is a female, and it was likely more of a general statement, but still it didn’t necessarily come out that way.

Expect the league to be contacting Chris soon to fine him for publicly criticizing the officials. Do you guys think this is a big deal or is it being overblown?