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Thomas86
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."

http://www.orlandosentinel.com/sport...tory?track=rss


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)

iella
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.

dalmations202
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

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

bcrav4
11-10-2009, 05:47 PM
Seriously, Why does professional basketball employ 70 year old refs? Insane!