This is Our Game:
What is your motivation when don't feel like working out, running that extra mile,
or waking up early?
"Knowing that somebody is doing it, and if I don't, then they will have the advantage on me. That's what motivated me."
WNBA Champion Ticha Penicheiro
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"I never ever felt that way. I think people question themselves when they have big injuries or because they are not successful. Thank God I have not had any major injuries and have been successful. I've been blessed and have never wanted to throw in the towel. I still love the game like I did when I was six-years old and started playing. I loved it then and they didn't have to pay me. I would play now without pay, but don't tell anyone thatů"
Q. So what else drives you? Do you have other goals
you've set for yourselves off the court?
"Every year, I get another year older and know that my basketball career is eventually going to be over. That's when you start thinking about what you're going to do next. I majored in communications in college, so no matter what I do when I retire, I still want to be close to the game of basketball. There are a few things that could be ideal for me, whether it is broadcasting, coaching or being an agent. But I will never be able to turn my back on basketball because it has been a huge part of my life basically since I was born. Broadcasting is probably my top choice."