Can Somebody Please Tell This Men's League Basketball Ref Whose Ball It Is

Do you have any idea how much you have to love the game of basketball in order to subject yourself to this? I mean this refs are making, what, maybe $50 to ref this game? Chances are they don't live right up the street from the court. So that means they're either spending $30 on gas or an extra hour of their time for public transportation. Grab some dinner on the way home that'll run you at least $13.50, and these guys are going to be lucky to make it out of there $5. 

All for what? To have 75 different people scream at you all afternoon telling you that you don't know how to do your job? This moment right here has to be what falling in quick sand has to feel like. 

The harder you try to escape, the stronger it holds you under. 

It's just at some point you have to come to the realization that you're probably never going to get the call up to ref in the NBA. At some point you realize that maybe a few high school playoff games is your ceiling as an official. At that point you could either give up the dream, or you could continue to be a lifer and just grind out a bunch of adult rec league games for the rest of time. All I'm saying is that we never give enough credit to the refs who decide to stick it out and be lifers. Best case scenario for refs like this is they have 75 people give them shit on the court. Worst case scenario is 10 of them decide to chase them down off the court. 

Sidenote: Hard to tell because of the head in front of the camera blocking the shot, but I'm gonna go ahead and say that was black ball. I don't think 8 in black ever touched it.