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20 Moments of 2016 – September 18: Tamika’s Farewell

In the days leading up to the New Year, is reliving the best of the league’s landmark 20th season in its 20 Moments of 2016 series. Check back each day from now until December 31 for more!

20 MOMENTS: WNBA Draft | Breanna Stewart’s Debut | Wings’ First Game in Dallas | Mystics-Sun Triple-OT | Lynx-Sparks Round 1 | WNBA Top 20@20 | Taurasi’s 7,000th Point | Hammon’s Jersey Retired | Jackson’s Jersey Retired | EDD vs. Stewie Duel | Olympians Capture Gold | Swin Cash Night | Pondexter Moves to No. 5 in Scoring | So Long, Penny | Stars Celebrate Duo | Tamika’s Farewell | Angel’s Playoff Showcase | Ogwumike Named MVP | Beard’s Finals Buzzer-Beater | An Epic Finale

The Moment

WNBA legend Tamika Catchings played her final regular season game for the Indiana Fever, with a sendoff befitting her stature in the game. 17,704 fans watched Catchings lead her Fever to victory over the Dallas Wings, as their hero dropped 16 points and 7 rebounds.

The Flashback

Tamika Catchings’ Regular Season Farewell

The Significance

Catchings goes down as one of the WNBA’s all-time greats, leading the league in career rebounds, and coming in second in points. She holds the WNBA record for All-Star appearances with 10, and won four gold medals, the 2011 MVP award and the 2012 WNBA title.

Her final season proved to be a fitting farewell as she was celebrated all over the WNBA map while donating to a charity at each of her stops.