NBA Referees

NBA Referees

@OfficialNBARefs

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Encouraging communication, dialogue and transparency with NBA fans, while offering expertise from our elite group. Let’s talk. Official account of the NBA refs.

Joined on March 31, 2014
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"The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy." -MLK We stand with our brothers and sisters in peaceful protest against injustice and inequality in our communities. @TheNBPA

A few weeks ago in Minnesota, veteran NBA referee Ken Mauer donated more than 15,000 meal replacement bars from his nutrition company to local food distribution centers, in support of coronavirus relief. #NBATogether @NBACares https://t.co/O5nxXO4Kfc

A few weeks ago in Minnesota, veteran NBA referee Ken Mauer donated more than 15,000 meal replacement bars from his nutrition company to local food distribution centers, in support of coronavirus relief. #NBATogether @NBACares https://t.co/O5nxXO4Kfc

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NBA Commissioner Adam Silver issued the following statement today regarding the passing of Jerry Sloan https://t.co/9E8xtx72Rg

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver issued the following statement today regarding the passing of Jerry Sloan https://t.co/9E8xtx72Rg

The NBA community has lost a legend. The entire NBRA community sends our condolences to Jerry Sloan's family. https://t.co/xM1p12DwIo

"Utah was a very physical team and not easy to referee. People said Stockton was dirty but I loved the way he played. Malone was physically intimidating and an incredible player. And they played in one of the loudest arenas with truly fanatical fans." - @SteveJavie #TheLastDance

"I respected Jerry Sloan. He never made an excuse if they lost. Never put it on the referees after the game, although he was one of the most challenging coaches to referee. Younger referees who never officiated Sloan were always in for a surprise." - @SteveJavie #TheLastDance

"Just saw Phil Jackson had ear plugs in. Utah was one of the loudest arenas ever. Our ears would be ringing for hours after games like these." - @SteveJavie #TheLastDance

"I respected how hard Reggie Miller worked every game. So competitive and very difficult to referee. He was so crafty, especially going around screens, and would fool the referee into calling fouls on the defender unless you saw the whole play." - @SteveJavie #TheLastDance

For tonight's finale of #TheLastDance on @ESPNNBA, we're joining the virtual watch party on #NBATwitter, as longtime NBA official and ESPN analyst @SteveJavie takes over our account and shares his reflections from the Jordan Era. Join the conversation - 9 pm ET.

Every time the Knicks and Bulls played during that era you had to put your hard hat on because you knew you were in for a big time battle. Very challenging to referee, and you had to be focused the whole game or else things could get out of hand. - @SteveJavie #TheLastDance

People don't appreciate the defense that Chicago (Jordan and Pippen) played back then. Now, it seems to be more about scoring. I know they say defense wins championships but those guys REALLY played defense. Blessed to be able to referee at that time. - @SteveJavie #TheLastDance

MSG was one of the best arenas to work in. I still remember a time when working with my boss Darell Garretson and Bob Delaney in the playoffs when I was young. We were at half court before the game and the feeling just standing there was incredible. - @SteveJavie #TheLastDance

I officiated 2 All-Star games. At that time, they really didn't play much defense and we just let them play. No one wanted to get hurt and they wanted to make some highlight plays. So we didn't blow the whistle too much and the players liked that. - @SteveJavie #TheLastDance

Kobe was probably the one player who wanted to be the next Jordan, the face of the league. He had the intensity and mindset similar to Jordan, and also the work ethic. Never took a night off. I admired how hard he worked and his love of the game. - @SteveJavie #TheLastDance

While you watch #TheLastDance on ESPN, join the virtual watch party on #NBATwitter - @SteveJavie is taking over our account and live-tweeting his insight into the Jordan Era. Starting now!

While you watch #TheLastDance on ESPN tonight at 9 pm ET, join the virtual watch party on #NBATwitter. Legendary NBA official and @ESPNNBA analyst @SteveJavie takes over our account and shares his perspective on the Jordan Era.

Members of the @OfficialNBARefs, Bill Kennedy and Scott Twardoski, delivered 100 meals to healthcare workers at @BannerHealth Thunderbird Medical Center in Glendale, AZ last week.

Thank you to the heroes of this crisis for all you do! @NBACares #NBATogether https://t.co/WQ92NivbaI

Members of the @OfficialNBARefs, Bill Kennedy and Scott Twardoski, delivered 100 meals to healthcare workers at @BannerHealth Thunderbird Medical Center in Glendale, AZ last week. Thank you to the heroes of this crisis for all you do! @NBACares #NBATogether https://t.co/WQ92NivbaI

Refereeing Jordan was very challenging. I remember calling a travel on him and he looked at me (with a smile) like 'you got to be kidding me. You’ve seen that move since we played together, and you're gonna call that?' - Leon Wood #TheLastDance #NBATwitter

I remember I threw Phil out one night in Albany at halftime as he was going to his locker room. As he was closing his door to the locker room, he saw me and said a few choice things. I don't think he thought I would ever throw him out. - @SteveJavie #TheLastDance #NBATwitter

Phil Jackson and I go back to the CBA days, and we respected each other. We had our disagreements as we all do, but I enjoyed working his games. Great competitor. - @SteveJavie #TheLastDance #NBATwitter

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