Golden State Warriors guard Chris Paul said he got one of the two technical fouls that led to his ejection during Friday’s 123-111 loss to the Indiana Pacers for calling referee Tony Brothers a “TikToker.”

“He’s talking to me, I talk back,” Paul said postgame, according to NBC Sports. “I called him a TikToker, and I got a tech. … Second one I just said, ‘That’s too much power,’ and he gave me another tech.”

When asked what “TikToker” meant, Paul responded: “He’s the judge, the jury, and all that.”


The veteran guard posted a TikTok clip on his Instagram story after the game of Brothers saying that he doesn’t “really care too much for basketball” and calling himself “the judge, the jury, prosecuting attorney, defense attorney.”

Paul received his second technical foul with six seconds remaining in the contest. He finished the game with 12 points, six rebounds, and four assists in 25 minutes.

This isn’t the first time Brothers has drawn the ire of NBA players. Last season, then-Dallas Mavericks guard Spencer Dinwiddie said the referee called him a “b—- ass motherf—–” to his teammates.

The loss to the Pacers dropped the Warriors to 36-33, good for 10th in the Western Conference. Golden State takes on the Minnesota Timberwolves on Sunday.