Basketball, amongst almost every professional sport in the world, is a game that scrutinises the role of a referee night after night.
For all the good work they do, one poor decision or contentious call opens them up to the criticism of fans, players and analysts.
With more technology around than ever before, the officials are given a lot of assistance to ensure they are as close to 100 percent as possible. But, of course, there are still some errors.
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At a recent TechCrunch event, Golden State Warriors point guard and back-to-back Most Valuable Player, Stephen Curry, spoke about the role of technology in the league, and he would certainly be no opposition to having human officials replaced by top of the range tech.
When the question was put to the 28-year-old, he said that he would "love that."
Being an official is a thankless job but the NBA's referees must be appreciated for the job they do. It isn't just the players and franchises who have things at stake, the refs are officiating with their reputation on the line.
There will long be a need for human officials but the more help they can get, the better.