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Topic - Ronnie Nunn
An increasing number of U.S.-based players and basketball officials, who are watching the games on ESPN3.com, are realizing that some of the most dramatic and hard-fought action is happening across the Atlantic.
"It gets rocking in our world too, but the extra emphasis is with the national pride they have here," Nunn said. "That gives them their extra scream."
"You're so zoned into your work, you just hope that you're whistle will be heard by the guys who are closest to you," Ronnie Nunn, a former NBA referee who is the NBA's director of officials, told The Washington Times during an interview in Vilnius, where he is training European referees. "A novice official might have trouble with it at first. It would take your attention away."