USA Women's Basketball won 5 gold medals but you can't buy jerseys. Read how you can change that.
It's always been an article of faith among WNBA fans that the 1999 Draft Class, with all the ABL players along with Chamique Holdsclaw, Nykesha Sales, and Becky Hammon, was the best in WNBA history. So how does Tamika Catchings and the class of 2001 match up?
Fenerbahce, led by Angel McCoughtry, won the Turkish Women Basketball League (TKBL), in a season with a lot of stories to be told - Diana Taurasi's doping controversy, the growing number of WNBA players in the league, the rivalry between the two big Istanbul teams, the role of European players in each team – Turkey really is a place to go,when we’re talking about Women Basketball.
But has any women's basketball player reached a quadruple-double, where a player scored in double-digits in four of the above five categories? In fact, this feat was achieved by Debbie Black, all 5 feet and 3 inches of her, in an American Basketball League game by the Colorado Xplosion against the Atlanta Glory on December 8, 1996.
What is an MVP Share? The problem with the MVP award is that it's a winner-take-all system. Let's take 2005, which was the closest MVP race in WNBA history. Sheryl Swoopes won the MVP with 327 votes, with Lauren Jackson coming in second by two votes with 325. MVP Shares is a system to give "partial credit".