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Because Referees Need Visual Aids

Dear NBA referees (particularly referees in Utah):


is what we call a "foul". Yes, "foul." It's pronounced "fa-wuhl" to some.

This is when you blow air into that thing around your neck called a "whistle."

The offending player(s) will then stop, stare at you, and wait for you to tell them they can't hit other players holding the ball anymore. Please be aware that players from Utah might call you dirty names (and your mother, too), but you should be firm in your decision and, if necessary, eject them from the game.

note: ask Steve Javie for help if you need, he's an expert in this "ejection" aspect of the game.