NBA referee Tony Brown dies

According to TNT and Yahoo Sports insider Chris Haynes, NBA referee Tony Brown passed away this afternoon. He worked 20 seasons in the league. Since 2021, he has been battling pancreatic cancer. Brown was 55.

Photo credit: NBA.

Born in Marianna, Florida, he graduated in Finance, and one of his hobbies was scuba diving, which he practiced in his home state. His whistle colleagues participated in many actions supporting Brown, such as selling a T-shirt with his NBA number (6), whose income was reverted to a support institution for pancreatic cancer patients.

Refs supporting Tony Brown, wearing his t-shirt. Photo credit: from NBRA (Instagram)

Publicado por Alice Barbosa

NBA journalist and writer. Árbitros NBA creator, website/social media about NBA refereeing. Jornalista e escritora, criadora do projeto Árbitros NBA (site, Twitter e Instagram). Periodista y escritora, creadora del proyecto Árbitros NBA (sitio web, Twitter e Instagram). @aliceviralata @arbitrosnba

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