The Internet sure had fun with LeBron's cramps and Duncan's ref face during a steamy Game 1 of the NBA Finals. As for us, how about that girl -- the defensive back -- who signed to play college football!
Controversy greeted Violet Palmer as one of the first female refs in the NBA. Today no one seems to care that two new women are in training. You can thank Palmer for that, Johnette Howard writes.
The NBA opened its door to women referees in 1997 but since then has not promoted anyone from the D-League. Officials say it will happen.