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These Two Black Women Are The First Women To Ever Officiate An NBA Game Together

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These Two Black Women Are The First Women To Ever Officiate An NBA Game Together

PAULA ROGO  via https://www.essence.com

Two Black women made history this week when they became the first time two women to have officiated an NBA game together.

According to a tweet by The Undefeated reporter Marc J. Spears, Danielle Scott and Angelica Suffren officiated an NBA Summer League game between the LA Lakers and the Miami Heat on Tuesday evening.

“First time I’ve ever seen two Black women referee an NBA game of any kind,” Spears wrote. “Violet Palmer would be proud Danielle Scott and Angelica Suffren reffing at the California Classic Summer League …

 

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