Dezzy is ubiquitous. When I’m leaving a game, he’s coming to one. When I’m coming to a game, he’s leaving another. Very rarely do we work together, but when we do, it’s special. In this pod, we discuss his career at the now legendary defunct Rice High School, his Division 1 College Basketball Career, and his fast trajectory in officiating basketball today. All that and more, my conversation with Desmond, now.
“Hov is back, life stories told through rap
Ni**as acting like I sold you crack
Like I told you to sell drugs; NO,
Hov did that
So hopefully you won’t have to go through that.”
3:00: What sports did you play growing up?
4:44: Experience attending and playing ball at Rice High School:
7:04: What was your relationship with officials growing up?
8:40: Experience playing Division 1 Basketball10:27: How did you get into officiating?
13:25: Experience reffing your first game.
16:20: When did you start taking it serious?
20:00: Who are your mentors and how have they shaped the way you help people after?
24:28: Are you going to any camps this summer?
25:34: What games do you prefer the most?
27:05: Would you consider officiating another sport?
28:10: What do you think it took to get to where you are?
30:45: What will it take to get to where you want to go? Where do you want to go
31:12: Stickiest situation officiating Basketball?
34:30: Best experience officiating Basketball?
35:43: Final words before we part ways!
“There’s so much work out there – that this
isn’t something you have to keep for yourself.”
– Desmond Frazier