Pro Basketball and Division 1 Women’s Basketball Official
– Driven by Competitive Spirit.
It’s been a pleasure to speak to a pro like Kristyne – in this pod, we discuss her early life in LA County, how she tapped into herself during the pandemic, where she was when it happened, how she ended up officiating rec games that got her on the radar to the elite levels of reffing, and what the future holds. All that and more, my conversation with Kristyne, now.
“Competitive spirit has played a huge role in making me what I am.”
– Sachin Tendulkar
“I have always disliked the fierce competitive spirit embodied
in that highly intellectual game.” – Albert Einstein
“Real learning comes about when the competitive spirit has ceased.”
– Jiddu Krishnamurti
“Refereeing and Being an Official is what I do; it’s not who I am.”
– Kristyne Esparza