NBA analyst Doris Burke becomes first woman to call major sports final

Doris Burke has been a mentor to many female analysts and announcers.

However, it would be one of the announcers who helped pave the way for Ms. Burke to eventually become the first woman to serve as a game analyst on TV for a championship final in one of the four major professional U.S. sports leagues who would be watching with pride on the night of June 6.

Before calling Game 1 of the NBA Finals between the Dallas Mavericks and Boston Celtics, Ms. Burke said Robin Roberts was one of her biggest influences when she was starting out as an analyst calling women’s college basketball games.

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