MEET THE GUARDIANS OF THE GAME.
|NBA Experience||1st season|
|Born||July 18, 1979 (Los Angeles, Calif.)|
|Resides||Los Angeles, Calif.|
|HS||Bellarmine-Jefferson (Burbank, Calif.)|
|College||Cal State Northridge ’03|
Cheryl Flores is in her first season as an NBA staff official. She refereed 12 regular-season games as a non-staff official during the 2021-22 NBA season. Flores officiated 10 seasons in the WNBA and nine sea- sons in the NBA G League. She worked the Finals in both leagues in 2022.
The California native has 13 years of officiating experience in college basketball, with stints in the Pac-12, Big 12, Mountain West, West Coast, Big Sky, Western Athletic and Big West conferences. Flores refereed the NCAA Women’s National Championship Game in 2021 and the Women’s Final Four in 2019.
|Favorite TV Show||Game of Thrones|
|Favorite Movie||Pee-wee's Big Adventure|
|Favorite Musician||James Blake|
|Favorite Book||The Mindful Athlete|
|Favorite Meal||Cherry pie|
|Favorite App||Ten Percent Happier|
|Would Most Like To Visit||Outer space|
|Bucket List||Learn to play piano|