NBA Refs to Host Live Q&A on Twitter

In response to recent questions about NBA officiating in the 2019 Playoffs, NBA referees will host a Q&A session on Twitter for games Sunday and Monday, interacting with fans in real time over calls in playoff games.

The referees have done this periodically over the past year, but this is the first time they will operate the “Ref Watch Party” during this postseason, which has been filled with tension between officials and teams.

As you can tell there will be no shortage of Questions.

Feb 6, 2017; Denver, CO, USA; NBA referee Gediminas Petraitis (50) and NBA referee Bennie Adams (47) and NBA referee Derrick Stafford (9) talk during a stoppage of play in the third quarter of the game between the Denver Nuggets and the Dallas Mavericks at the Pepsi Center. Mandatory Credit: Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports

They will be active for Sunday’s Game 4 between theĀ Toronto RaptorsĀ andĀ Philadelphia 76ersĀ (3:30 p.m. ET, ABC) and Monday’s Game 4 between theĀ Milwaukee BucksĀ andĀ Boston CelticsĀ (7 p.m. ET, TNT).

The National Basketball Referees Association will field questions at their Twitter handle, @OfficialNBARefs, using the hashtag #RefWatchParty.