When the WNBA began, I had season tickets at Madison Square Garden for the New York Liberty. And what I remember most about that team was the tiny blonde rookie guard who’d come off the bench and sink 3s from NBA distance.
And this week, the Liberty added that little guard, Becky Hammon, to its Ring of Honor:
Every Liberty fan from those days loved Becky. The franchise player was the center, Rebecca Lobo, who was on all of the billboards and in all of the WNBA promotion when the league started. But Becky was the player everyone rooted for. Here’s forward Sue Wicks talking about Becky’s early career:
And how good was she? Here you go:
But the future looks extremely interesting:
So the kid with bangs might be a head coach in the NBA? Had no idea that was going to happen.
It was total destruction. It was like watching the original “Robocop” movie and realizing you didn’t want to say “Shoot him again” at the end. (Don’t watch this if you have a delicate stomach.)
The NCAA tournament has begun (Hampton just beat Manhattan for the honor of being slaughtered by Kentucky in the Second Round), so this is the Final Four I’m looking for:
In the East
In the Midwest
In the West
And in the South
Yes, I know some of these picks are insane, but that’s why they call it March Madness. (For the emojis for every team in the tournament, click here and make your own bracket.)
Let’s take a look at the ugly side of the NCAA’s obsession with money:
Because remember, the value of a college athlete has been calculated out before:
And that’s why a superstar college athlete needs to leave school as soon as possible.
… Montrezl Harrell of the Lousiville Cardinals would be a multimillionaire (via NerdWallet):
It’s striking what he’d make, but the revenue figure for Louisville basketball is up in the stratosphere. Let’s watch Montrezl in action:
Definitely a first-round draft pick.
He’s just not in the same zone as the rest of the game. This happened in the last minutes of the Washington Wizards loss to the Chicago Bulls this week.
But, as bad as that was, you see the shot didn’t result in points, so the Bulls’ Tony Snell sucks for missing. And the brain freeze by Porter still comes in second to the Philadelphia 76ers total defensive breakdown earlier this season against the Portland Trail Blazers (If it’s not moving, click the image below).