The 10 Dads You Always See At A Basketball Game

Your dad is your biggest fan, your inspiration, and — most importantly — your ride home. Hopefully coach puts you in the game so you can finally stop waving at him. Brought to you by State Farm®.

1. The Assister

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Did the ref miss a call? Not a problem. This dad is here to help, uhh, politely correct his mistakes.

NOTABLE QUOTABLE: “Hey Ref! [Expletive] [Expletive] you [Expletive] can [Expletive] in [Expletive] [Expletive] [Expletive] [Expletive] [Expletive].”

2. The Cheerleader

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At least he’s wearing a mask.

NOTABLE QUOTABLE: “Oh, don’t be a stick in the mud, honey. Everyone’s loving this! Just look at those kids over there pointing and laughing.”

3. The Play Caller

The only thing better than having a coach on the court is having a coach in the bleachers. Make sure you listen to him or you’re grounded.

NOTABLE QUOTABLE: “COME ON… PICK AND ROLL, RICKY!”

4. The Courtside Dad

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Sometimes the excitement is too extreme to remain seated all game.

NOTABLE QUOTABLE: “I don’t care if you can’t see, that’s my girl out there!”

5. The “I Used To Be Pretty Good Myself” Dad

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Nice job hitting the game-winning shot. Back in his day, this dad hit like 30 game-winning shots… in the snow… with no arms or legs.

NOTABLE QUOTABLE: “Son, you remind me of a smaller, less talented version of myself.”

6. The “I Taught You Everything You Know” Dad

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Success is a journey, not a destination… just remember who drove you to success town: DAD.

NOTABLE QUOTABLE: “Good thing I taught you how to walk so you could score 100 points today. You’re welcome.”

7. The Email Checker

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It’s either an important update from the office, or he can’t figure out how to turn the flash off.

NOTABLE QUOTABLE: *Murmurs something as he stares blankly into his Blackberry*

8. The “Am I Cool Yet?” Dad

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You can find him in the student section.

NOTABLE QUOTABLE: “You guys played like you only YOLO once.”

9. The Papa-Razzi

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Sure you missed that free throw with :02 left to tie the game because the flash from his camera went off in your face. Look on the bright side: At least he left the lens cap on.

NOTABLE QUOTABLE: “Look at all the great shots your dad had tonight.”

10. Snack Dad

And he’s still able to keep his figure. Impressive.

NOTABLE QUOTABLE: “How do they get away with those prices? It’s ridiculous! $8 for a popcorn?! I’m writing a letter tonight.”

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