Steve Javie


Steve Javie was born January 17, 1955, and is currently a referee in the NBA.  He has been officiating games since the 1986-87 season and has officiated over 1,300+ regular season games, 190+ play-off games, and 18 NBA Finals games.  He has refereed in the Finals every year since 1995.

He is also a douche bag.

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P. T. Mann January 25, 2010 at 5:42 pm

Haven’t seen Javie in a while…is he injured? suspended? done?

ptman February 6, 2010 at 3:03 pm

Haven’t seen Javie in weeks…vacation?…injured?…suspended?…fired???

Ken Hovsepian February 21, 2010 at 11:39 am

I have not seen Steve’s name showing for any of the NBA game results recently. Is he still an NBA referee? If he is can you explain why his name has not appeared?

beezer February 21, 2010 at 6:16 pm

I believe that he is out with a knee injury.

Sharon March 13, 2010 at 10:50 pm

Is Steve Javie OK ??? He is one of our favorite ref. The last time we saw him he was very thin. I hope he is ok/

Annie March 28, 2010 at 2:38 pm

Knee injury? He has been gone 4-5 months now. Must be really serious?

Dwain Penrod May 4, 2010 at 10:34 pm

What has happened to Steve Javie?

duder December 16, 2010 at 9:50 pm

No he is not a douchebag. He is the best referee working in the game today, hands down. He is down the line fair.

Jeffrey Merrill January 29, 2011 at 1:16 am

Steve javie is the worst NBA Referee i have ever seen!!!! Four technicals and an ejection of garnet tonight as well as the ejection of doc rivers!!!
Javie, You need to retire you bastard….you ruin games and give refs in the NBA a really bad name you asshole!!!
You must be a phoenix Sun fan you SOB….can’t stand a ref on the take (Dirty Ref).!!!!!!

Ronnie Rehm May 18, 2011 at 2:09 pm

I haved wanted to meet and ask Javie for my help as he is one of the best and my favorite along with old man Bavetta. I have tried and wanted to work in the NBA since the 90’s

A young Ref December 5, 2011 at 1:38 pm

YAY ill be serve to serve up an ejection from my games too!!maybe serve up a couple of technicals

Norm Innocente February 12, 2013 at 8:58 pm

I met Steve Javie when he first broke into the NBA in 1986-87 at a Detroit Piston Exhibition Scrimmage in Windsor, Ontario. He was bothy friendly and articulate. Still me favourite referee today.

Norm Innocente April 21, 2013 at 2:05 pm

It would be great to hear from Steve Javie himself. I guess as a referee myself, I realize how difficult his job would be and Iwould ask him how he started and what he did to get to the level of the NBA.

Norm Innocente
Windsor, Ontario

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