Sheryl Swoopes, was the Michael Jordan of the WNBA. Disregard the fact she was a 4 X WNBA Champion, 3 X MVP, 3 X Olympic gold medalist and the first woman with a signature sneaker with Nike. But she was also a mother, giving birth to her son Jordan during the WNBA's inaugural season. She returned to the court six weeks later to help the Houston Comets win their first of four consecutive titles.
I interviewed her for @slamonline's Women of Basketball and she told me how at the time "It was scary because I don't know how people were going to handle it. Probably more than that, how was I going to handle it and how was I going to be able to come back from it? I had a lot of different emotions going through my mind, through my body. I looked at it as another challenge - it was a matter of me figuring out what I had to do to come back stronger." We all know the answer to that.
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