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kingsdelez24
07-31-2014, 03:42 AM
http://probasketballtalk.nbcsports.com/2014/07/30/report-longtime-referee-dick-bavetta-retiring/

Just a few things I copied and pasted from the post on facebook from which I first heard this

Joined the NBA in 1975
- 2633 Games refereed
- 74 Years old.

When Bavetta first joined the league in 1975:

- No Magic, Bird, Jordan in the league
- Kobe Bryant's father, Joe Bryant was still playing
- Lakers had 6 rings, Celtics had 12 rings
- Pat Riley was still playing

That's of course if you turn a blind eye to all the times he's been accused of rigging big games (See "Knick" Bavetta and game 6 of the 2002 WCF, the latter of which I'll never forgive him for)

GREATNESS ONE
07-31-2014, 03:58 AM
Good Ole Dick.

Clippersfan86
07-31-2014, 04:33 AM
Awesome. He's a complete di**, pun intended. Now we need Joey Crawford retired.

Leftcoast_yg
07-31-2014, 04:59 AM
That dick sure got around, i still remember barkley kissing dick on the lips

GoferKing_
07-31-2014, 05:11 AM
Thank GOOOOOOD!!!! FINALLY!! xD

0nekhmer
07-31-2014, 05:20 AM
I can't wait for him to expose more of the NBA and STERNN

MrfadeawayJB
07-31-2014, 10:46 AM
Dick lasted forever

Htownballa1622
07-31-2014, 11:23 AM
This would be so much better if it were Joey Crawford.

kingsdelez24
07-31-2014, 01:11 PM
This would be so much better if it were Joey Crawford.

That's stupid talk, Crawford is known as an over-the-top but actual good ref. He's never been implicated in fixing games like Dick has time and time again

Htownballa1622
07-31-2014, 04:54 PM
That's stupid talk, Crawford is known as an over-the-top but actual good ref. He's never been implicated in fixing games like Dick has time and time again

I stand by what I said.

Cal827
07-31-2014, 07:19 PM
That's stupid talk, Crawford is known as an over-the-top but actual good ref. He's never been implicated in fixing games like Dick has time and time again

Had some credibility

aaaannnddd it's gone :laugh:

I'm just dicking around




but Joey Crawford is not a good ref lol

DallasTrilla23
07-31-2014, 07:55 PM
I thought he retired like 5 years ago lol.. Oh well, good luck Dick.

kingsdelez24
07-31-2014, 10:04 PM
That's stupid talk, Crawford is known as an over-the-top but actual good ref. He's never been implicated in fixing games like Dick has time and time again

Had some credibility

aaaannnddd it's gone :laugh:

I'm just dicking around




but Joey Crawford is not a good ref lol

I do think he's a dumbass with him challenging Tim Duncan to a fight and the how easily he gets pissed off, but his calls aren't usually bad.

If I find any clips or instances where he's made ridiculous calls, I'll obviously slightly revise my opinion of him

Cromedome
08-01-2014, 01:50 AM
Don't be so hard on Dick. Dick was a good man.

NYKNYGNYY
08-01-2014, 03:14 AM
He sure was a wrinkley dick

Iron24th
08-01-2014, 03:42 AM
dick was hard to last that long

NBA_Starter
08-01-2014, 08:12 PM
He was one of the names I always remembered, good speed.