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Dick Bavetta

  1. Four veteran referees retire, but Dick Bavetta will be back at 71

    Sep 14, 2010, 10:39 PM EST

    Seventy-two years of experience has left the NBA refereeing ranks. To be replaced by five younger refs called up from the D-League. That can be good or bad, depending on your worldview of referees. In reality, it probably makes little different. The New York Times has the details. Joe DeRosa, Joe Forte, Sean Corbin and…

  2. Dick Bavetta isn't getting any love from the NBA

    Jun 7, 2010, 11:00 AM EST

    Dick Bavetta is one of the biggest names in NBA officiating. That’s in part because of a race/kiss that Bavetta shared with one Charles Barkley at the 2007 All-Star Game, but also because at 70 years young, Bavetta is something of a marvel among the refereeing ranks. Getting up and down the court to call…

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