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The role of a Basketball referee is to make sure the game of basketball runs smoothly and the right team wins the game. The referee also has the power to call off a game if conditions get too bad

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Make sure the game is being played fairly, stop the game clock when there's a foul. If a player takes more than two steps (NBA rules) call the travel. Etc. etc. Of course the refs are human, so there will be errors.

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To be the judge and overseer of the game. They make the calls by determining what is and isn't a foul, out of bounds, etc.

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To make sure that all the rules are being enforced. Also to make sure the game is played fairly.

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