Lauren Holtkamp Rumors
Lauren Holtkamp and Jonathan Sterling are not like any other couple. They are NBA referees, and on this late January day, it’s a rare instance when they are home together. Mostly, they are crisscrossing the country away from each other days at a time during the season. This was the first time they had seen each other in three weeks.
“We’ve learned it’s quality over quantity, and we manage expectations around quality over quantity in-season,” Holtkamp, 37, told USA TODAY Sports. “Quality is getting to have a night home together and just spending time with each other doing basic, day to day things.” “Running errands is quality time,” Sterling, 35, said.
The NBA sends referees their schedules a month in advance. When Holtkamp and Sterling receive theirs, they input their games into a master calendar and identify when they will be home together and when they can meet on the road. The calendar is essential to Holtkamp because it provides her a countdown to the next time she can see Sterling. “You just cross your fingers when the schedule comes out and hope there’s going to be some overlap,” Holtkamp said. “But we don’t know.”
Brett Dawson: Westbrook gets a technical for telling Lauren Holtkamp “That’s bullsh*t!” Looked like he wanted a call on Casper Ware for hand checking.
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.