to keep the players safe, call fouls, and keep the game fair
A game of regulation basketball has two officials.
You must have a good understanding of the game and the rules. Also it wouldnt hurt to have played the game before.
As with officials in any game their purpose it to make sure the rules of the game are understood and followed by the players.
they officiating a badminton game..
Yes, a typical organized game of basketball has 2 or 3 officials, or more commonly referred to as referees. They call fouls or violations on players and administer the game.
at the sideline