Thursday, August 21, 2008
The Women's Hoops Blog points to a link from USA Today about the joshing that comes when players from opposing teams come together on the National Team. Naturally, some one-upsmanship is expected....
"Let's talk championships," [Tina Thompson] demands.
"USC doesn't equate to anything," Taurasi scoffs. "What, Elite Eight?"
"Let's talk championships at the next level," Thompson says, leaning in for full effect. (She has four WNBA rings with the Houston Comets from 1997 to 2000.)
"We got rings," chimes in Sue Bird, the other UConn grad.
(Bird won hers with the Seattle Storm in 2004, Taurasi hers with the Phoenix Mercury last year.)
"Not four you don't," Thompson counters.
"Doesn't count when there's only four teams in the league," Taurasi razzes. "Hah! Whooh!"