Posted July 31, 2014 by Luis Mercado in Sports

Legendary NBA Referee Dick Bavetta To Reportedly Retire

It’s not often that you know the name of a referee or umpire in your favorite sport.

Dick Bavetta made his name known, not by crazy antics during the game, not by making bad calls, but by the respect he commanded as he did his job every day.

After 39 years, the referee is calling it a career according to Ailene Voisin of the Sacramento Bee.

Bavetta is 74 years old.

Check out one of his career highlights below.