Dick Bavetta Rumors

SI.com: You’re going in alongside [longtime NBA referee] Dick Bavetta. How many technical fouls did he give you for finger-wagging? Mutombo: I keep complaining about it, every time I see him. I say, “Dick, I can’t believe you and I are going into the Hall of Fame together.” I’m happy for him, but at the same time, I tell him, “You made me pay so much money to the NBA. Is there any way you can get me my money back?” And he says no, no, no, never. But it’s been great. He was tough, man, one of the best referees, but he was not easy. He paid the same respect to all of the players.