Dick Bavetta

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Dick Bavetta was born December 10, 1939 and is currently a referee in the NBA.  He has never missed an assigned game in 32 seasons of action.  He has worked 2,200+ regular season games, 230+ play-off games and 24 NBA Finals games.  He currently holds the record for most games officiated and most foot races against overweight, out-of-shape, Hall of Fame forwards.  Despite dying 3 years ago, Bavetta continues to officiate games, which is a testament to his durability.

BONUS: Video of Bavetta challenging Charles Barkley in a foot race.

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Old people shouldn’t be referees | NBA Referees
April 2, 2009 at 7:17 pm
Bavetta dares McGrady to play | NBA Referees
April 25, 2009 at 7:05 pm
Referee assignments - Arpil 26, 2009 | NBA Referees
April 26, 2009 at 7:20 pm
Referee Assignments for April 29 | NBA Referees
April 29, 2009 at 8:35 am
NBA Referee Assignments for May 5 | NBA Referees
May 5, 2009 at 10:08 am
NBA Referee Assignments for May 14 | NBA Referees
May 14, 2009 at 8:18 am
Bavetta Considering Retirement
November 9, 2009 at 8:07 pm
NBA Referee Assignments for November 22
November 23, 2009 at 2:25 pm
2010 Hall of Fame Nominees
December 1, 2009 at 8:33 pm
NBA Referee Assignments for December 3
December 3, 2009 at 10:00 am
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December 7, 2009 at 4:03 pm
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December 15, 2009 at 9:34 am
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December 19, 2009 at 8:46 pm
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December 30, 2009 at 9:12 am
NBA Referee Assignments for January 8
January 8, 2010 at 11:27 am
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January 20, 2010 at 10:22 am
NBA Referee Assignments for February 3
February 3, 2010 at 3:53 pm
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February 10, 2010 at 10:40 am
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April 8, 2010 at 8:17 am
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April 25, 2010 at 8:40 am
There’s no substitute for experience…or is there? | sportsrefereesandumpires.com
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