NBA Player Doesn’t Like Referee’s Call

NBA Player Doesn’t Like Referee’s Call

I know it sounds completely crazy. Most of you have never heard of anything like this before. But last night a referee in a basketball game made a call and there was a player that, get this, didn’t like it! OMG! Now, this is being made a big deal because the referee was a female. Here name is Lauren Holtkamp and she’s been reffing in the D-league for six years including in the D-league finals. She’s not new to it, but she is new to the NBA this year. Chris Paul was T’d up at one point because he questioned why the Holtkamp would not allow him to throw the ball in quickly after the opponent’s made free throw. Paul’s story is that he went to quickly take the ball out and she stopped play and told him “uh-uh” to which he replied “why uh-uh?” – and that was the cause for the technical foul. Now should that be a technical all by itself? Probably not. Do I believe that’s the whole story? Probably not. The Clippers players areĀ  arguing that it’s not that they were disrespecting her because she’s a woman. They’re disrespecting her because she made bad calls. I call BS on both of those possible reasons. I think they’re testing her just like anyone would test a new authority figure if you thought you could get away with it. Her being a woman might have made them more likely to test her early on in her career, but I don’t think it played a big enough role to even be worth mentioning. I simply don’t believe...