NBA to allow fans to interact with referees during games

Referees will be using Twitter to answer questions in real time during a number of games for the rest of the season.

Toronto Raptors' coach Nick Nurse argues with a referee in in the match against the Washington Wizards.   -  (Getty Images)

Get ready, NBA Twitter. There will be a chance to interact live with referees during two marquee matchups in the coming week.

Referees will be using Twitter to answer questions in real time during a number of games for the rest of the season, according to the NBA Referees' Twitter account. The rollout will begin with Monday's contest between the Golden State Warriors and Los Angeles Lakers, as well as Wednesday's game with the San Antonio Spurs against the Philadelphia 76ers.

Fans will be able to tweet using the hashtag #RefWatchParty or directly to the '@OfficialNBARefs' account.

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The league first tried fan engagement on social media during an NBA Finals game last season. According to the report, the feedback was positive as referees used the platform to address controversial calls and acknowledge incorrect calls as they happened.

The referees who will be tweeting will have access to the replay center, just as the officials who are calling the game do.

The NBA and referee union will continue this partnership through the postseason.