Chris Paul critical of ref Lauren Holtkamp’s “terrible” tech on him

Chris Paul and the Los Angeles Clippers had a horrendous night against the Cleveland Cavaliers. The morning might be worse for Paul. After the Clippers were dinged with five technical fouls during the game, including one on Paul from rookie referee Lauren Holtkamp, the star point guard didn’t censor his feelings.

“The tech that I got right there was ridiculous,” Paul said. “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. … That’s ridiculous. If that’s the case, this might not be for her.

DeAndre Jordan was also T’d up by Holtkamp after yelling in front of her. Jordan believes his will be rescinded.

Regardless of the validity of the calls, there isn’t a whole lot for the Clippers or Paul to gain from going at Holtkamp. The final score was 105-94, in a game where Paul went 4-for-14 with 10 points. Maybe if Los Angeles had kept pace, and maybe if Paul had performed to his usual standard his post game comments might carry a different weight. Instead, it appears that Chris Paul is the sourest grape.

Watch video of Paul’s altercation with Holtkamp below.

Written by Joey Sinatra

Joey Sinatra

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