Lauren Holtkamp Rumors
Chris Paul made it clear: His problem with referee Lauren Holtkamp was with her call. He left it to others to say it wasn’t about her gender. His criticism of the rookie official drew a rebuke from the referees union yesterday followed by strong backing from the female executive director of the NBA Players Association. “Any suggestion that Chris Paul would ever conduct himself in a disrespectful manner towards women is utterly ridiculous, outrageous and patently false,” Michele Roberts said in a statement, noting Paul’s role in making her the first woman to head a North American major sports union last summer.
Ben Bolch: Doc Rivers on what CP3 said: “Knowing Chris, I think that’s what he meant more. I don’t think he meant it was a gender issue at all. I didn’t think he meant it in the way I think it’s being said. I just think he was upset at the technical. I don’t think the technical was warranted either, to be honest, but that’s not a gender issue.”