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Cuban was asked what he thought about the Los Angeles Clippers’ Chris Paul getting fined $25,000 for criticizing rookie official Lauren Holtkamp. “I’m just glad someone else is getting fined about the refs, other than me,” he said. Dallas Morning News

Turning serious, he said: “Guys respond to calls. I don’t think anybody cares about the gender. They can be Martians for all I care. I just want the best refs we can get.” Asked if he thought Paul was out of line, Cuban said: “I’d be kind of hypocritical if I judged somebody who made a comment in the heat of the moment about officiating. I’m not going to judge the message he was trying to communicate.” Dallas Morning News

February 7, 2015 Updates

Sam Amick: Oklahoma City's Kendrick Perkins has been suspended one game for initiating contact with Tyreke Evans of the Pelicans last night, per NBA Twitter @sam_amick

Sam Amick: Perkins essentially head butted Evans. He has to sit 1 game without pay. That hurts considering the Thunder host Clippers tomorrow night. Twitter @sam_amick

The NBA on Saturday fined Paul $25,000 for "public criticism of officiating." "Any suggestion that Chris Paul would ever conduct himself in a disrespectful manner towards women is utterly ridiculous, outrageous and patently false," Roberts, who was elected to her position in late July, said in a statement. "His personal management team, which includes several accomplished women who play a major role in virtually all of his business affairs is, alone, evidence of that fact. USA Today Sports

"The Players Association is a strong Exhibit B. Anyone paying attention is aware that Chris and his Executive Committee colleagues were instrumental in making me the first woman Executive Director of a major men's professional sports union. Further, Chris and the Committee were nothing but wholly supportive of my recent hire of Chrysa Chin — a woman — as the NBPA's first ever Executive Vice President of Strategy and Development. Without hesitation, the Players Association stands firmly behind Chris, whose competitiveness may only be exceeded by the strength of his values and his convictions." USA Today Sports

February 6, 2015 Updates

If the league clears Sanders and says he is in compliance, then he will go back on the Bucks roster and another player would have to be released. But that does not mean Sanders would immediately return to the court. Point guard Jorge Gutierrez was signed to a 10-day contract on Jan. 28 and was able to fill Sanders' roster spot because Sanders already had served five games of the 10-game suspension. Friday is the final day of Gutierrez's 10-day deal. "We understand this is Jorge's 10th day," Bucks coach Jason Kidd said following the team shootaround Friday morning. "We'll go back and evaluate and see if we can do another 10-day. "There's a lot of things that have to take place before that, but we'll see." Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel

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Arash Markazi: Barnes said he was talking to 13-year old boy and his dad and a couple of hecklers but it didn't get heated until Sarver got involved. Barnes on Sarver: "We don’t like each other. He didn’t like me when I was there and I didn’t like him when I was there so it is what it is. If you’re going to say something like that to me, expect me to respond but don’t go run and tell when I do go say something. You can ask him what he said. He said enough to make me respond. We don’t like each other. I’m going to get a summer job at my kid’s school working as a yard dude. When you pay the money to get that close to us who doesn't want to say that I talked to Matt or I talked to Chris during the game. Twitter @ArashMarkazi

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