|Marat Kogut before tip-off.|
The official tools for a referee are specific uniform provided by the NBA. A shirt, with the NBA logo embedded. Also, a whistle to signal any discrepancies. Black shoes and slacks are also worn by every referee in the NBA. When reviewing a play, ref's have audio and visual equipment at the scorer's table that are available for their use only.
A famous referee that I found interesting was Richie Powers. He officiated the greatest game ever played in the 76' NBA finals with the Sun's and Celtics. Also officiating 3 All-Star games to conclude his stellar career. Following his career he became a sports broadcaster for WABC-TV. Later he died at age 68 in 1998.
|Richie Power's doing what he does best.|