Had the opportunity to meet NBA official Dick Bavetta last Friday night at the Old Timers Dinner.
Dick still owns a house on 8th street.
Special thanks to Ray Nash, the MC for the night.
It was great seeing so many old friends.
I’m pissed I didn’t take a picture of the Bishop Ford starting five from 78-79. Chris Logan, Danny Leary, Gigs, Paul Daly and Edgar Dela-Rosa. They were all in the house.
Next time fella’s, next time.
Nice piece from Denis Hamill on NBA official Dick Bavetta.
Born in 1939 as the son of an NYPD cop in a brownstone his grandfather from Italy bought on Eighth St., Bavetta went to St. Saviour’s grammar school, graduated from Power Memorial High — which also gave us Kareem Abdul-Jabbar — and St. Francis College where he played hoops.