Division 1 Women’s Basketball Official, WNBA Official,
CEO of ElevenOne Officiating.
Unbeknownst to Karleena, Basketball was a passion turned full-time gig. From playing at a high level in Maryland, to playing collegiately at the University of Delaware, she found her footing, full time, in staying in the game in officiating. She discusses all of this, including her ElevenOne Officiating initiative, to show that anyone willing to put in the work, can achieve anything they want in this game. All that and more, my conversation with Karleena, now.
You a paper chaser, you got your block on fire
Remaining a G until the moment you expire
You know what it is, to make nothing outta something
You handle your biz and don’t be crying and suffering
“Hustle cane, hustle clothes, or hustle music
But hustle hard in any hustle that you pick“
“Diamonds ain’t nothing when I’m rocking with you
Diamonds ain’t nothing when I’m shining with you
Just keep it black and white as if I’m your sister.”