Monday, July 28, 2008

I [HEART] Lieberman!

No -- not Joe, silly. Nancy Lieberman. You don't know her? Then you don't follow women's basketball, and you obviously weren't watching women's college ball in the late 70's and early 80's, 'cause Nancy Lieberman ruled!

I ♥ her even more now, because she suited up and played with the Detroit Shock of the WNBA, at the age of 50! Because of a strange turn of events last week involving a brawl (yes, in the WNBA), the Shock found itself down a few players on its roster. So Detroit coach Bill Lambeer called on his old pal, Nancy.

So, she didn't score any points. So what. I still wish I'd seen the game. From the Tuscon Citizen:
With 1:16 left, [Lieberman] zipped a no-look pass to Olayinka Sanni in the lane and Sanni put it in, prompting some of the loudest applause of the night from the crowd of 7,261.

"I think I'll be able to pass when I'm in a wheelchair," she said. "Hopefully, that won't be too soon. But I've always been able to pass and it's fun to make people better."
"it's fun to make people better." -- our thought for the day!


Sara said...

carol blazejowski- the blaze- was my favorite. I loved her. I went to her basketball camp and stood in line and she signed my converse, dr. J style leather high top.

I was in heaven.

Sue J said...

Oh yeah -- The Blaze! Absolutely!

And you are too cool for school in your Dr J's!!

Sara said...

I kept those sneakers for a long,long time, while her signature faded, I still clung to them.

I think my mother tossed them when I was at college.

BAC said...

This is one Liberman I can get behind!