Last month, tensions flared as Golden State Warriors guard Chris Paul was ejected after a heated exchange with referee Scott Foster in a game against the Phoenix Suns.
In a cryptic postgame comment, Paul hinted at a personal history with Foster, citing a past situation involving his son.
NBA commissioner Adam Silver recently weighed in on the feud, emphasizing the need for professionalism between two respected figures.
“Scott Foster is one of the best, the most highly rated referees in this league, and obviously Chris’s (Paul) record stands for itself. They are two people that I have enormous respect for, and they need to be professional about this,” Silver said, per Adam Spolane.