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Much Do NBA Refs Make?

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How Much Are NBA Referees Paid?

NBA referees are paid anywhere between $180,000 and $550,000 per year.

NBA referees are paid much less than the players they are officiating.

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NBA Officials Roles

In the NBA, there’s one lead official who takes on the role of crew chief. They are accompanied by one referee and one umpire.

Umpire is responsible for ‘basic mechanics including rotations, positioning and clock and team foul awareness

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NBA Video Replays

Just like in the Premier League and NFL, the use of video replays and decision reviews has been controversial in the NBA.

Video replays have broadly helped NBA officials. Of course, there are still big calls that they get wrong

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Famous NBA Referees

Scott Foster and Tony Brothers are two of the most famous active NBA referees.

Monty McCutchen is a recognisable name for basketball fans too.

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