When NBA officials go to the replay monitors, they get flanked by the finest rent-a-cops......uh.....I mean private security guards money can buy.

Last Thursday, the Mavericks were in Sacramento to play the Kings.  Dallas was up two with 36 seconds to go when play was halted for an official review.

The nosy Dirk Nowitzki was trying to eavesdrop on the officials' conversation, but there was one purple polo clad guard that wouldn't let the big German anywhere near the table.

Here is a man committed to his job.