First African-American NBA Referee Ken Hudson ‘Was Ahead of the Curve,’ Says Doc Rivers (Video)

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Ken Hudson, the first African-American NBA referee died on Wednesday at the age of 72.

Before Thursday’s playoff game against the Atlanta Hawks, reporters asked Doc Rivers about the impact Hudson had on his life, how they met and what it had to do with Rivers’ first time flying on an airplane.

See Rivers recount his memories of Hudson’s life in the video above.

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