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Dick Bavetta betters Cal Ripken Jr.

Updated: April 3, 2014, 12:22 PM ET
By Ohm Youngmisuk | ESPNNewYork.com

NEW YORK -- Longtime NBA referee Dick Bavetta was honored before the Brooklyn Nets-New York Knicks game by the NBA for officiating in his 2,633rd consecutive regular season game.

Bavetta passed former Major League Baseball and Orioles great Cal Ripken Jr.'s ironman streak and was presented with a commemorative plaque and basketball by Rod Thorn, the NBA's president of basketball operations.

"Well it means that I am here and alive and happy," Bavetta said about what ...

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