YahooWhen a teenage basketball prospect (or his parents, for that matter) sign up for a major regional recruiting showcase, they expect to see college assistant coaches in attendance, some experiences coaches and other top recruits on the other side of the court. What they don’t expect to see is a referee sitting in a folding chair at halfcourt, calling their game without moving. Incredibly, that’s precisely what happened during the afternoon session of the recent ScoutsFocus Elite Showcase in Greensboro, North Carolina, where one referee decided she had had enough running up and down the court for one day. Never mind the fact that the players at the event were running at least as much as she was, and much faster, too. Or that the players she was officiating were paying for the privilege of playing at the event, while she was getting paid. Evidently neither of those factors was enough motivation to keep this referee on her feet. According to the list of referees for the event, the midcourt sitter was a woman named Nicole Henry. While it’s likely that Henry was working the event predominantly as a way to earn some extra weekend cash, that hardly justifies her decision to quite literally sit down on the job.

Ain’t no shame in that game! I know most of you are gonna be like “Fuckin female referees are the worst! She probably had her period or something!” Yada yada yada fuck that noise. I admire this chick’s hustle or lack thereof. She probably spent all day watching these 15 year old kids pretend they were Skip To My Lou or Hot Sauce at the Rucker Park. Watching these little shits pretend they were on the And 1 Tour lookin to impress the crowds. So why am I gonna spend my day busting my ass up and down the court? You want me to call 3 second violations and watch for contact underneath while I gotta worry about the hot shot who’s been carrying the ball and traveling at the top of the key every possession? Fuck that noise. Give me a lawn chair and a whistle and I’ll just put my hands up every time someone hits a three. Other than that you little pricks are on your own.