20 year veteran gives a frank and honest account of life as the man in the middle.
It can be one of the most revered jobs in America and one mistake can literally decide a championship, but NBA ref Monty McCutchen explains why his job is so important.
In this All-Access video, cameras follow McCutchen throughout the game, hearing and seeing everything he does, the interactions with players, coaches and fans which all show a unique aspect of his job.
Another interesting piece is how the refs will review tape at half time, analysing their own games, going over certain calls and missed ones. It shows how serious they take their jobs, and how they always strive to get better.
They may not be liked half the time, but the refs do the best job they can under incredible pressure, which is still incredible work.