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La Porte Native Reffing NBA Finals

(La Porte, IN) - A La Porte native is refereeing the NBA Finals.  James Williams is in his 11th season as an NBA official. 


A 1997 La Porte High School graduate, Williams began refereeing basketball games while a student at Purdue.  He stuck with it, and has now called over 500 NBA regular season games and many playoff games. 


This year he finally made it to the biggest stage in basketball.  Williams, who now lives in Chicago, made the cut this week as one of the fourteen referees selected to call the NBA Finals.

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