players talk about their peers' performance on the court Game
Catchings on Swin Cash
I think Swin is definitely the leader
of her team, and that allows her to improve her game, when she gets on the court,
she does what she needs to do, she can score, she moved from the 4 to the 3 just
like me, so over the years she's been able to develop, and gain more respect as
a player, and she's definitely on her way to becoming one of the great players
of this league.
Riley on Lisa Leslie
What makes her such a good player?
"I think her mental toughness is one of her biggest strengths, and regardless
of the situation, she wants the ball, and she's worked on her game to the point
where she can do so many things on the floor but at the same time she has this
competitive edge that makes so successful with those talents.
Smith on Becky Hammon
She has a way of getting off shots.
She is small but has a way of scoring. You think you have her stopped and then
she'll throw some stuff in there. She finds a way to get to the hole. She has
a knack for finishing.
Hammon on Sue Bird
What makes her such a good player? "Her
mind, she understands the game she thinks the game, so that's what I think her
greatest attribute is."
McCray on Chamique Holdsclaw
We had a nice little 1-2 punch
in Washington. She has that up-tempo, New York playground style of play. As a
6-2 forward who can handle the ball, put it between her legs, get the reverse
lay-ups, the fadeaway jumper, she is just so entertaining to watch. She is also
a great rebounder.
Whalen on Temeka Johnson
She gets so low to the ground
when she does her moves that it's hard to guard her, she's improved her jump shot
since college, and she's a formidable player. Every night I play her I have to
be on top of my game and ready to get down in a stance, because she's coming at
Darling on Dawn Staley
Throughout my career, Dawn and I
always had great battles. It was a fun battle. I used to call her a little cheater
because she would do those little veteran things because she knew exactly what
she could get away with. I'd be like, 'Dawn, stop cheating,' and she'd be like,
'It's not cheating, I'm just playing ball.' We always went at it. Being with her
in Charlotte for those couple of seasons was really great. Dawn is a great person.
That's what makes her so special. She has a great heart and isn't really like
your typical superstar. When we go to appearances, Dawn is always the last one
there signing autographs. She is just a wonderful person. She gives back to the
community and you can't not just fall in love with her.
Lennox on Deanna Nolan
Her athleticism is so amazing, yet
she plays so laid back. Think about how great she would be if she could focus
even a little bit more. She can dunk. Having Bill Laimbeer as a coach will help
her to develop into one of the best players. I'd be afraid to see her dunk because
I have a hard enough time trying to guard her when she elevates, knowing I only
have five fouls to give. She really could be one of the best and I think she will
Last week, Lauren Hill of Mount St. Joseph University courageously took the floor for her first college game, refusing to let an inoperable brain tumor keep her from achieving her dream – and WNBA stars Elena Delle Donne and Tamika Catchings were on hand to lend their support.