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Eva Longoria Spotlights Violet Palmer Through ESPN Short Video "Versus"

Eva Longoria Spotlights Violet Palmer Through ESPN Short Video "Versus"

Actress Eva Longoria is currently an executive producer for an ESPN Films short video series, "Versus." The documentary series focuses on inspiring moments in sports, especially those that happen off the field or court. 

The newest part of the series is directed by Melissa Johnson and explores the story of MAKER Violet Palmer, who is best known for pioneering as the NBA's first female referee.

From an official ESPN Media Zone Press Release: "She's Violet 'Vee' Palmer, the first female referee in the NBA. Queen Vee is a story about this intrepid pioneer with gigantic ambition who beat all odds to make it to the NBA. The film chronicles Violet's singular journey as an African-American woman who grew up Southern Baptist in Compton, and managed to reach the elite club of refs at the highest level. "I didn't just put my little foot through the door," she says, "I kicked the damn thing over."

Watch "Queen Vee" below and learn even more about the groundbreaking ref on MAKERS:

 

 

NEXT: Violet Palmer Shares the Lessons That Sports Taught Her »

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