NBA Ref Dick Bavetta Hangs Up Whistle

Longtime NBA referee Dick Bavetta, a native of Park Slope, announced his retirement Aug. 19 and retires with the most games officiated at 2,635.

Basketball Old-Timers Dinner at Bishop Ford

The Basketball Old-Timers of America will celebrate its 55th year of honoring individuals who have contributed to the great game of basketball on Friday, May 2 at Bishop Ford H.S., Park Slope.

Dick Bavetta to Break Cal Ripken’s Mark

NBA referee Dick Bavetta, born and raised in Park Slope, will work his 2,633 consecutive game tonight at Madison Square Garden when the New York Knicks host the Brooklyn Nets.

Bavetta, 72, Continues To Set NBA Record

With the festivities surrounding the NBA’s all-star weekend in Orlando, Fla., just dying down, let’s take a look back at one of the more memorable all-star moments of the past few years. During halftime of the 2007 All-Star Game, legendary NBA referee Dick Bavetta – 67 years old at the time – challenged former NBA […]