Former UConn women’s basketball star and current Phoenix Mercury guard Kia Nurse made history earlier this week. Nurse served as the color analyst for Wednesday’s Raptors-Nuggets game, with Meghan McPeak on play-by-play, Kayla Grey handling sideline duty and Kate Beriness and Amy Audibert handling the in-game studio show on TSN’s Sportscentre. Together, the five women successfully delivered the NBA’s first-ever all-women broadcast.
Nurse, who works as an analyst at TSN in her home country of Canada during the WNBA, offseason, looked comfortable as ever breaking down the game, even sliding in a few hometown references for those watching up north.
The broadcast marked yet another historic achievement for Nurse, who was a vocal proponent of the WNBA’s players social justice movements while in their bubble in Florida last season. Through activism and action, Nurse hopes to serve as an example for young women across Canada, the United States and the world.
“Hopefully, if there are young women who are watching the game with their families, which I’m sure they are, seeing more people that look like them, maybe one of us resonates with them,” Nurse told CBC Sports. “And that’s all that matters in this case.”