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Don’t expect Dick Bavetta to give you a hand up

Apr 10, 2014, 5:05 PM EDT

My favorite Vine out of Wednesday’s NBA games.

That would be referee Dick Bavetta — who I believe officiated his first game back when the referees had to climb ladders to get the ball out of the peach basket — refusing to help Zaza Pachulia up off the court.

Probably wise, I’m not sure Bavetta can generate enough leverage to really help.

Hat tip to Lang at’s All Ball blog.

  1. nokoolaidcowboy - Apr 10, 2014 at 5:56 PM

    Hmmm…I’ve seen Refs get knocked down. If Bavetta ever gets knocked down around Pachulia, it’ll be interesting to say the least.

  2. 00maltliquor - Apr 10, 2014 at 6:24 PM

    What a Dick

    • irvfin3 - Apr 11, 2014 at 10:14 AM

      I literally came here just to see this comment lmao

  3. 00maltliquor - Apr 10, 2014 at 6:25 PM

    That was a Dick move all the way

  4. huskerguy - Apr 10, 2014 at 9:35 PM

    Someone needs to help the whole team off the floor… Good grief.

  5. bpayton216 - Apr 11, 2014 at 11:56 AM

    hahaha bavetta is old as hell man no way should bavetta risk it. lol at the hand slap

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