THIS IS THE SPORTS SPECTRUM PODCAST
WITH JASON ROMANO, FEATURING DERRICK COLLINS
Derrick Collins is in his 23rd year as an NBA official. He began his journey as a pro basketball referee in the CBA and WNBA before joining the NBA in the 1999-2000 season. Since then, he has officiated more 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 in the midst of the grind of a long 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 sense of fearlessness and provided him with the foundation for life after graduation: pic.twitter.com/ljiBO4zuAC
— NBA Official (@NBAOfficial) March 5, 2021