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Standing her ground

In the second installment of a two-part series, NBA referee Violet Palmer, the first female referee and a 13-year veteran, talks to espnW about her hectic travel schedule and being on the floor during a legendary NBA fight.

Updated: January 25, 2011, 2:02 PM ET
By Adena Andrews

As the first and only female referee in the NBA, 13-year veteran Violet Palmer is a true trailblazer. In the first installment of a two-part series Monday, Palmer talked to espnW contributor Adena Andrews about her life as a referee and how the players treat her. Today, Palmer discusses family life and some of the high-profile incidents when she has been on the floor.

AA: You travel about 18-20 days out of the month. How does that affect your family life?

VP: For six months ...

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