Board 37 Certified Basketball Official. Top Official, in NYC.
Back in November, we chopped it up with Art, to discuss his early life in New York City, playing with the best of the best in the city, his experience at Howard University, getting into officiating, and what he’s learned during the Pandemic. All that and more, my conversation with Arthur, now.
2:00 – How are you doing, the family, and when did you take the pandemic seriously?
6:30 – What do you think you learned about yourself during these times?8:50 – Would you jump back into reffing when this is all over?
15:30 – Did you participate in some of these black live matters rallies?
25:50 – Where did you grow up and what did you play in middle, high school, and in college?
34:30 – What was your perception of officials?
36:10 – What planted the seed to get you to start officiating?
42:30 – Any Mentors list them and what have they done for career and how they help you shaped yourself to help people after you?
47:40 – What do you think you learned about yourself on helping people get ready when they think they are ready?
51:20 – How different is it from when you played from now, do you think it’s better?
55:00 – Do you think your passion for officiating, eclipse anything you felt playing basketball?
56:50 – What do you think of the attributes to get to where you are as an official?
58:00 – Where do you think it will take you to get to where you want to go and ultimately where do you want to go?
1:01:00 – What is the stickiest situation as a player and as a ref?
1:07:00 – What is your best moments as a player and as an official?
1:12:45 – Prediction when school games would come back?
1:15:45 – What has basketball given to you in your whole life and what does basketball mean to you?
1:18:05 – Final Words
“Everything that you fought for was not for yourself, it was for those
who came after you.” – Chadwick Boseman