One of NYC’s Top Basketball Officials: From Balling in the DMV, Securing Space at Stoney Brook, and Traveling in Between, all in Pursuit of Officiating Full-Time.
The Rant pulled up to Brooklyn to speak to Gerda. In this pod, we discuss why she’s forever indebted to John Coleson, how she got thrown in the fire, how she leveled up in officiating doing crazy games in New York City, and how she became a staple in the Women’s Basketball College Circuit. All that and more, my conversation with Gerda, now.
“Who shot ya?
Separate the weak from the ob-solete
Hard to creep them Brooklyn streets
It’s on ni**a, f**k all that bickering beef
I can hear sweat trickling down your cheek”
– Notorious B.I.G.
“Or me and you put on a stage show
In the mall kids ask “how the chain glow?”
Point to her they say, “wow, it’s the same glow”
Point to me I say, “yeah, it’s the same dough”
We the same type, you my a alike
You have me sleepin in the same bed every night.”
– Pusha T
“I am not bound to win, but I am bound to be true. I am not bound to succeed, but I am bound to live up to what I have.” – Abraham Lincoln