Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Cynthia Cooper-Dyke inducted into Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame

With all the talk of the Dream Team, Karl Marlone and Scottie Pippen being inducted into the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame, the fact that the first WNBA player, Cynthia Cooper-Dyke, was also inducted into the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame was over shadowed.

Cynthia Cooper could play some ball. She won a state title in high school, 2 national championships in college and lead in the creation of the dynasty in the WNBA with the Houston Comets.

But it is her story or I can say journey through life that's so touching and motivating. I read her book, She Got Game: My Personal Odyssey, a few years back. It was so touching that I went to the book store and purchased a few dozen to pass out to players that I was coaching and mentoring. When you feel that you have nothing left, you need to read her story.

To get an inside look at how inspiring this woman is watch her acceptance speech below.

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