Statue of Liberty
The Americans see her as the universal symbol for political freedom and demo-cracy. And although the American is proud on his/her freedom and demo-cracy the most USA sports federations are no democratic institutions at all...
So the chance Miss Liberty will be refereeing a NBA basketball match is down to null. And so despite it is by law forbidden to discriminate females they are considered not to be able to be a referee at game of any importance.