Brooklyn-Based Referee Zach Zarba Will Be Lead Official For Nets-Bucks Game 6 And Bucks Fans Are Already Starting Conspiracy Theories

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  • Old NY Daily News article profiling Brooklyn-based referee Zach Zarba goes viral on Twitter
  • Bucks fans believe game 6 vs Nets is rigged after Zarba was named lead official
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We already have a conspiracy theory going into game 6 of the Bucks-Nets series.

On Thursday afternoon an old NY Daily News article profiling Brooklyn-based referee Zach Zarba, who was named the lead official for game 6, went viral on Twitter.

Via NY Daily News

It was the end of the Brooklyn Nets’ preseason home opener and Deron Williams was blocked while cruising toward the basket for an easy layup.

When ref Zach Zarba blew the whistle, indicating a foul, the packed Barclays Center crowd erupted in cheers, supporting the impassioned play of their new home team and its star.

For Zarba, 37, the rocking arena also provided the setting for a homecoming. It was the culmination of a 15-year journey packed with endless treks across the country to work in arenas hundreds of miles away from his home in Fort Greene.

“For my generation — especially for people who grew up in Brooklyn — it’s unbelievable,” Zarba said, referring to the new arena, a six-minute walk from his house.

Bucks fans immediately cried foul at the NBA putting Zarba as the lead official and already believe the game is being rigged for the Nets to win.

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