The Clippers star PG may have to make some serious apologies after sexist comments he made following a loss to the Cavaliers.
The NBA has fined Los Angeles Clippers PG Chris Paul $25,000 for what was termed “public criticism of officiating” during which Paul made seemingly sexist comments about a female official.
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During the third quarter of this past Thursday’s game against the Cavaliers, the Clippers received multiple technical fouls in the game – two of which were given by female NBA referee Lauren Holtkamp – and after the game, which the Clippers lost 105-94, Paul protested Holtkamp (not by name though) and the fouls she gave out. Paul criticized her technical calls and said “This might not be for her,” which many in the media took as a sexist remark.
You can watch the video here and decide for yourself
The following day Paul clarified his remarks, saying that his comments were strictly about the nature of the calls and not intended to be sexist.
“Last night was about a bad call. That’s all,” Paul told Ben Bolch of The Los Angeles Times.
The fine levied against the Paul is standard for criticisms of officials, so the NBA does not seem likely to pursue any sort of additional action against Paul for his comments.