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Chris Paul on referee Scott Foster, who gave him technical foul: ‘He the man. That’s who they pay to see’

The Damian Lillard-Chris Paul beef wasn’t the only one involving the Rockets guard in Houston’s win over the Trail Blazers last night.

Paul also had some pointed words for referee Scott Foster, who called a technical foul on Paul in the fourth quarter.

Paul, via Tim MacMahon of ESPN:

“Yeah, Scott Foster at his finest,” Paul said. “You know what I mean? He just never fails.

“Some of them, you can [communicate] with. You’ve just gotta figure out who you can and you can’t. I got a tech tonight. I’m over there with [referee Courtney Kirkland] saying, ‘That’s Scott, that’s Scott,’ and I got a tech. That’s history there. He the man. That’s who they pay to see.”

The NBA is very protective of its referees. So, this will probably draw a fine.

But that won’t help the bigger issue: Players feel as if they can’t communicate with officials.