You’ve undoubtedly heard a lot about basketball this past week and with good reason! But while everyone is focused on the games stateside, we tracked down one seriously awesome lady baller who recently returned from a stint playing for China’s premier women’s league. Naturally, this powerhouse player brought back another championship ring to place alongside her equally impressive NCAA, Olympics, and WNBA trophies.
Inspired? Us too! Find out more about this world-class player, her experience abroad, and her picks for the NCAA tournament in our one-on-one interview with Maya Moore.
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I wasn’t born into a sports-fan family. Earlier generations did not instill my devotion to the University of Connecticut Huskies, my antagonistic feelings toward Duke and Syracuse, or my idea of a perfect evening: NCAA tournament opening weekend, all-you-can-watch buffet of games on multiple TVs at a sports bar, preferably with a big platter of wings and an IPA in front of me. Back in the late 1980s, a friend and I watched as UCONN made an improbable run in the tourney, and that was it: I was hooked for life. And although you might find me on any given day in January or February quite happily watching any given regular-season game between any given opponents, the madness that is March represents the pinnacle of the year. The best thing? You don’t need to be a die-hard fan to enjoy it. (Case in point: our tournament-inspired topknot throwdown.) Here’s your guide to making the most of the most wonderful sports event ever.