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Praise Flows For Swin Cash Following Final Game

NEW YORK, NY–Swin Cash’s brilliant 15-year career, in which she won three WNBA championships, two Olympic gold medals, and went to four All-Star Games, came to a close Saturday night, as the New York Liberty were eliminated from the playoffs by the Phoenix Mercury.

Following the game, the emotional Cash was, rightfully so, struggling to find words to put it all in perspective. “It’s kind of hard to put it into words, obviously,” she told WNBA.com.” I’m not happy we lost, that we ended this way, but I take satisfaction in knowing the effort was there from the team. This wasn’t the year, but I think this team has a bright future. ”

Others, however, couldn’t have had more to say about one of the game’s fiercest competitors, and finest people.

Down the hall, Diana Taurasi, who won two NCAA championships with Cash at the University of UConn, was effusive with her praise, which is worth presenting in full:

“Swin’s such a warrior. I got to experience Swin when I was in college. I got a glimpse of what it takes to be the best, to be at the top of the game. I admired her so much when I was in school. When she was in the league she always did whatever it took to win. That’s why she’s gonna go down as one of the most gritty winners to ever play in the league. She’s gonna be missed. Like Catch, Swin, these are people who’ve done a lot for the game of basketball. They’ve had full careers that kids can look up and say “I can do that too.”

On social media as well, the praise was flowing for the beloved Cash. Everyone from opposing coaches, to commentators, to current players and former legends was honoring Cash for achievements, on and off the court.