One of the things that I've come to appreciate most about Swin Cash - in addition to being a major spark plug for more than a couple of the Seattle Storm's wins during their dominant 2010 WNBA championship run - is her ability and willingness to speak her mind in things beyond basketball.
As she discussed in an interview with SB Nation Seattle back in 2010, she sees using the platform she has been given to stand up for what she believes as more of a responsibility than a personal choice. And in her HuffPost Live interview with Marc Lamont Hill, she had plenty to share about sports, politics, and life.
A brief summary of some of the highlights:
- Battling cancer while a member of the Detroit Shock
- Getting back to the Olympics in 2012 after not being selected to the 2008 US Senior National Team
- The story behind her relationship with former Shock coach Bill Laimbeer
- Playing for Geno Auriemma
- The specific issues confronting black female athletes
- Why people should give the WNBA more respect
- NBA and WNBA salary disparities
- A difficult personal relationship
- Her favorite basketball players of all-time
- Her picks for the 2013 NCAA men's and women's tournament (GO BLUE)
As you can probably tell from the list above, it's a long interview but it's plenty worth it if for no other reason because of Cash's men's basketball tournament pick. Definitely the right call.