View Full Version : NBA ref Dick Bavetta may retire at season's end

11-08-2009, 11:12 PM
"Veteran NBA referee Dick Bavetta, working the Orlando Magic-Oklahoma City Thunder game, told the Orlando Sentinel he might retire after the end of the season. The personable 69-year-old Bavetta and his wife live on 450 acres in Ocala, Bavetta is in his 32nd season as an NBA ref."


Now if Joey Crawford, Bennett Salvatore and Danny Crawford could all do the same I think the NBA would be better off.

Usually Lurkin
11-09-2009, 01:30 AM
Probably related to this:
Link (http://www.dallas-mavs.com/vb/showthread.php?t=35641)

11-09-2009, 03:46 PM
^Ain't that the truth.

Although I am no fan of Bavetta, you have to admit that no one else thrusts his hips as energetically when calling a blocking foul. That alone is about half the entertainment value of any game he officiates.

11-09-2009, 05:03 PM
That's entertainment.

He is starting to become an embarrassment, and is OLD.

Mr Go To Guy for the NBA

11-09-2009, 08:52 PM
good riddance to the original crypt keeper

11-10-2009, 05:47 PM
Seriously, Why does professional basketball employ 70 year old refs? Insane!