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December 6, 2003 | From Associated Press
Guard Jason Kidd of the New Jersey Nets was fined $10,000 by the NBA on Friday for verbally abusing and publicly criticizing game officials after Wednesday night's 96-93 loss to the Memphis Grizzlies. Kidd made derogatory comments to Violet Palmer, Mike Callahan and Gary Zielinski after the officials failed to make a foul call against Stromile Swift after the Grizzlies' forward bumped Kidd on a shot attempt during the closing seconds with the Nets trailing, 95-93.
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April 21, 2012 | By Ben Bolch, Los Angeles Times
She has become every bit as much a fixture in the playoffs as Kobe Bryant, Marv Albert's signature "Yesss!" call and a first-round flameout by the Portland Trail Blazers. So what if she wears perfume and at times fixes her hair in a ponytail. Violet Palmer has made it in a man's game, and she's not going anywhere. The NBA's only female referee has worked the playoffs six years running, and though the league will not publicly divulge its assignments for the first-round series that start Saturday, there's no reason to think Palmer won't be blowing her whistle into next month.
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October 30, 1997 | MARK HEISLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Until this week, Violet Palmer was a Los Angeles recreation director and Dee Kantner was a sales representative. Now they're pioneers, and pioneering can be rough. What about Portland's Kenny Anderson telling Kantner to watch the game instead of his pants? Michael Jordan saying Kantner wasn't fast enough to keep up? A Sports Illustrated for Women report that Bulls' players stuck their feet out trying to trip her in an exhibition? "You guys are just all sensationalists, aren't you?"
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December 6, 2003 | From Associated Press
Guard Jason Kidd of the New Jersey Nets was fined $10,000 by the NBA on Friday for verbally abusing and publicly criticizing game officials after Wednesday night's 96-93 loss to the Memphis Grizzlies. Kidd made derogatory comments to Violet Palmer, Mike Callahan and Gary Zielinski after the officials failed to make a foul call against Stromile Swift after the Grizzlies' forward bumped Kidd on a shot attempt during the closing seconds with the Nets trailing, 95-93.
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April 21, 2012 | By Ben Bolch, Los Angeles Times
She has become every bit as much a fixture in the playoffs as Kobe Bryant, Marv Albert's signature "Yesss!" call and a first-round flameout by the Portland Trail Blazers. So what if she wears perfume and at times fixes her hair in a ponytail. Violet Palmer has made it in a man's game, and she's not going anywhere. The NBA's only female referee has worked the playoffs six years running, and though the league will not publicly divulge its assignments for the first-round series that start Saturday, there's no reason to think Palmer won't be blowing her whistle into next month.
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February 24, 2009 | Associated Press
The New Jersey Nets needed something outrageous to beat the Philadelphia 76ers. Devin Harris provided it with a half-court heave to beat the buzzer that needed a long review before it counted. Harris hit a lunging 47-footer at the horn and the Nets ended a five-game losing streak with a 98-96 victory over the 76ers on Monday night. The shot initially was ruled to have come after the buzzer.
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April 26, 2006 | From the Associated Press
After his first full season leading the Dallas Mavericks, Avery Johnson was honored Tuesday as the NBA's coach of the year. Johnson led Dallas to 60 victories this season, matching the team record set three years ago when he was playing there. "I think I'm gifted to do what I'm doing, that this is what I'm here for," Johnson said. "I felt like a coach when I was a player." Johnson retired as a player and became a Maverick assistant coach before the 2004-05 season.
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March 21, 1986 | Associated Press
Freshman Debra Larsen scored 22 points and grabbed 12 rebounds to lead Cal Poly Pomona to a 71-68 win over Delta State in the semifinals of the NCAA Division II women's basketball tournament Thursday night. The Broncos, 29-3 and ranked No. 1 all season, now try for their second straight Division II title Saturday night against North Dakota State (24-8), which downed Philadelphia Textile, 77-61, in the other semifinal game. Cal Poly led, 36-32, at the half.
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March 1, 2007 | From the Associated Press
Houston Rockets swingman Tracy McGrady said Wednesday he would consider skipping next year's All-Star game if he felt he wouldn't be safe in New Orleans. "I don't think it's the right city to have this type of event right now," McGrady said. "If I don't feel that I'm going to be safe, if I am on that team, I will look into probably not even going."
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February 7, 2001 | EARL GUSTKEY
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October 30, 1997 | MARK HEISLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Until this week, Violet Palmer was a Los Angeles recreation director and Dee Kantner was a sales representative. Now they're pioneers, and pioneering can be rough. What about Portland's Kenny Anderson telling Kantner to watch the game instead of his pants? Michael Jordan saying Kantner wasn't fast enough to keep up? A Sports Illustrated for Women report that Bulls' players stuck their feet out trying to trip her in an exhibition? "You guys are just all sensationalists, aren't you?"
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November 1, 1997 | From Associated Press
Acting businesslike and calm, except perhaps for some authoritative gum chewing, Violet Palmer made professional sports history Friday night by becoming the first woman to officiate an NBA game. Referee No. 66 walked onto the court at GM Place 15 minutes before tipoff between the Dallas Mavericks and Vancouver Grizzlies, the music thumping so loudly on the public address system that she couldn't have heard the crowd's reaction had there been one.
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March 22, 1986 | Associated Press
For Coach Darlene May, the margin that allowed Cal Poly Pomona to defend its NCAA Division II women's basketball championship title was narrow. "It's never easy to repeat, but, whew," she said after No. 1 Cal Poly Pomona scored a 71-68 semifinal victory Thursday night over Delta State. Her team faces North Dakota State for the NCAA Division II women's basketball championship tonight. North Dakota State advanced with a 77-61 win over Philadelphia Textile.
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