03.05.08 10 years ago 21 Comments

If you think I'm such an irresponsible disseminator of information that I'm covering this story just for the headline, you're exactly right. Sort of.

The [Seattle] Storm has signed [sic] veteran forward Sheryl Swoopes…who will turn 37 on March 25 [and] is a three-time WNBA most valuable player…Only three other players have won the [The MVP] more than once — Cynthia Cooper, Lisa Leslie and Storm star Lauren Jackson [pictured].

You might remember that Swoopes made headlines in October of 2005 when she came out of the closet and announced that she and Alisa Scott, then an assistant coach with Swoopes' Comets, were going to raise Swoopes' son together. Swoopes also insinuated that the move may have been inspired by the fatigue that comes with being a open lesbian in Texas, whereas the more liberal state of Washington is actually gay-friendlier, allowing civil unions for gay couples.

So cheer up, Seattle. Even though your NBA team is being ripped out from under you, y'all still have a monster ladies' squad. You have Swoopes, Swin Cash, Sue Bird, and Lauren Jackson [link NSFW]. Ah, Lauren. I knew there was a reason I put up a WNBA post. — Monday Morning Punter

[Seattle Times] 

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