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NBA referee on growing in his faith in God

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Derrick Collins in 2022. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)

THIS IS THE SPORTS SPECTRUM PODCAST
WITH JASON ROMANO, FEATURING DERRICK COLLINS

Derrick Collins is in his twenty third 12 months as an NBA official. He began his journey as a professional basketball referee within the CBA and WNBA before joining the NBA within the 1999-2000 season. Since then, he has officiated greater than 1,200 NBA games, including the postseason.

Today on the show, Derrick Collins shares his story of becoming an NBA official, refereeing Michael Jordan and Kobe Bryant, trusting God within the midst of the grind of an extended season, and the importance of growing in his prayer life.

Ahead of #NBAAllStar, @NBA official Derrick Collins explains how attending #HBCU @XULA1925 gave him a way of fearlessness and provided him with the inspiration for all times after graduation: pic.twitter.com/ljiBO4zuAC

— NBA Official (@NBAOfficial) March 5, 2021

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