Chris Paul blasts referee Scott Foster

2020-09-03T11:36:55+00:00 2020-09-03T11:36:55+00:00.

Giannis Askounis

03/Sep/20 11:36

An emotional Chris Paul reacts to the conclusion the season for the Oklahoma City Thunder and rips referee Scott Foster.

By Johnny Askounis/

Despite his triple-double, Chris Paul’s run in the NBA bubble set up in Orlando ended on Wednesday evening. The Oklahoma City Thunder suffered a loss to the Houston Rockets in Game 7 of the first-round series and were eliminated from the playoffs.

The 35-year-old point guard struggled to hold back tears while commenting on his side’s overall run in the 2019-20 season. “We expected to win every game,” he mentioned displaying how proud he was of his team.

He went on replying to a question on him receiving a technical foul from Scott Foster for a delay of game shortly before halftime and reminding his long history with the NBA referee.

“Scott Foster walked over to me and told me, ‘Chris, you ain’t gotta do that. I got them sweeping up the floor,” he pointed out regarding pausing to tie his shoes, “So, I start tying my shoe back up and he still calls delay of game. That sh—don’t make no sense. He just… I don’t know.”

“We could’ve won the game, but that situation… the league knows,” he added, “They gonna fine me. I said his name, we already know the history.”

Paul wrapped up his campaign with 19 points, 12 assists, and 11 rebounds to his name in Game 7. He averaged 21.3 points, 7.4 rebounds, and 5.3 assists per contest over the seven games against the Rockets.