Purpose

The Truth Of the Game

Basketball at the NBA level is a free-flowing theater of athleticism, grace, precision and competitive spirit. Only by allowing each game to unfold within the boundaries of rules and sportsmanship can its truth be realized. It requires not only the world’s best players and coaches, but also the world’s best officials.

The purpose of the National Basketball Referees Association is to proudly represent the men and women who make it possible for basketball to be played in its purest form.