Being a referee in any sport is just about a thankless job. If you get the decision proper, nobody says something however in the event you get the decision incorrect, you might be assured to by no means hear the tip of it. If a foul name is made, followers like to take to social media to disgrace the dangerous name and blame it on why their staff in the end misplaced.
Having stated all that, the NBA is trying to make its referees extra accessible, with an initiative that can happen throughout two video games subsequent week. According to ESPN's Brian Windhorst, followers who use the hashtag #RefWatchParty or tag @OfficialNBARefs can get their questions answered by referees who're watching the sport.
This initiative will happen throughout Monday's sport between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Golden State Warriors, in addition to Wednesday night time's sport between the Philadelphia 76ers and the San Antonio Spurs.
The referees watching the sport can have entry to the identical video evaluate expertise because the referees calling the precise video games. This will enable them to make educated commentary on the fan questions associated to the video games.
The NBA already did this throughout a finals sport final season and plan to do it just a few extra occasions subsequent month.