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Friday, July 25, 2008


Little Old Lady

I think this is one of the coolest stories I've read in a while.

For the click-phobic among you, I'll summarize: Fifty-year-old Nancy Lieberman, WNBA Hall-of-Famer and former coach of the Detroit Shock, was signed to a seven day contract by coach Bill Laimbeer and played last night in a game against Houston. The Shock needed all the help it could get because of a fight during a game with the L.A. Sparks this week, which saw injuries and suspensions to Detroit players.

You wouldn't see this kind of thing in the NBA. The closest you get is the six or seven times that Michael Jordan unretired, which didn't seem even remotely cool or heroic, but kind of sad.

Ms. Lieberman's playing doesn't come across as sad or egotistical or bald or anything you'd associate with Jordan. It's just indescribably neat to see a fifty-year-old lady come out and make a contribution against professional athletes half her age.

Maybe this will motivate me to go see a New York Liberty game. Or even just watch one on TV. But probably not.