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Dick Bavetta Officiates 2,633 NBA Games Straight

During the Brooklyn Nets vs. New York Knicks game Wednesday night, NBA referee Dick Bavetta officiated his 2,633rd consecutive regular season game, which beat MLB Baltimore Orioles shortstop Cal Ripkin Jr.’s long-standing record for the longest back-to-back participation in an American professional sporting event. Richard T. “Dick” Bavetta, 74, got his start as an NBA referee in 1975, and he …

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