Omicron in the NBA: 36 percent of active referees entered in COVID-19 protocols, per report

Dec 31, 2021

As the NBA plays through this omicron-driven COVID-19 surge, it's not just the rosters that are unrecognizable. It's the referees, too.

Twenty-five of the league's 70 active refs -- 36 percent! -- are in COVID-19 health and safety protocols as of Thursday, according to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski, and, just like the players, their fill-ins are coming from the G League.

Source: CBS Sports