NEW YORK, March 1 (UPI) -- Referee Michael Henderson's meeting with the NBA to discuss a three-game suspension for a botched call, has been postponed until Friday at the earliest.
The meeting had been set for Tuesday, but the National Basketball Referees Association said Monday night Henderson had the meeting pushed back due to stress and anxiety caused by the recent developments.
The NBA denied Henderson's request for legal representation during his meeting with Senior Vice President of Basketball Operations Stu Jackson at the league's offices in New York.
According to the referees association, the league on Sunday said it does not "believe that the NBA is required to permit, or that it would be appropriate to permit, any representative of the NBRA to attend that meeting."
Henderson, 43, was handed a three-game suspension with pay by the league for an error in the closing moments of Wednesday night's game between the Los Angeles Lakers and Denver.