Palmer has officiated 919 NBA games, which included nine postseason games over the course of her career. She became the first woman to oversee an NBA postseason game in 2006, Game 2; first-round of the Eastern Conference matchup between the Indiana Pacers and then-New Jersey Nets. “The greatest challenge was working hard to be accepted so people would look at me just as a referee,” said Palmer. “I wanted people to know that I was a woman, but to say she is just a good referee.”