Saturday, July 11, 2009
The New York Times has written a profile on Chamique Holdsclaw. A lot of interesting stuff about Big Smooth, so you want to go to the link and read it.
The player once approached by Michael Jordan and invited to play a game of one-on-one has recalibrated. Now Holdsclaw measures herself partly by how she chaperones the young roster as a de facto player-coach; she peppers the staff with questions about technique and strategy, even during games, then dispenses advice. The Dream is 6-7.
Holdsclaw says she even talks to her uncooperative right knee, begging it to hurt less so she can improve her averages of 14.2 points and 28.6 minutes this season. Health permitting, she vows to fulfill her three-year contract, no matter if basketball in her 30s ultimately lowers her career stats.