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July 3rd, 2011
07:28 PM ET

The WNBA Makes History: Meet Laurel Richie

The WNBA celebrates its 15th season under the new direction of Laurel Richie, the first African-American ever to run a professional sports league.
As a previous outsider to the world of basketball, Richie believes she brings a fan perspective, as well as over two decades of experience in marketing, advertising, and corporate management. CNN’s Don Lemon spoke with Laurel Richie about her experiences as president of the WNBA and what makes the women of the WNBA so special.

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