Diana Taurasi Isn’t Done Yet

Fourteen years ago, when Diana Taurasi began her WNBA career with the Phoenix Mercury, she was fresh off a legendary career at UConn, where she helped lead the Huskies to three straight NCAA championships on top of her individual awards. She was also in the midst of training with the U.S. Olympic team, playing alongside women’s basketball royalty that included all-stars like Sheryl Swoopes, Dawn Staley, Lisa Leslie, Tina Thompson, and Katie Smith.

“When I first arrived at UConn, I told myself I was going to dedicate my life to basketball,” Taurasi told Deadspin after practice on a Sunday afternoon in Phoenix. “And when you do something like that, you alienate a lot of other things in your life that most people think are normal things to do. For me, that was the best decision I’ve ever made, to put a 100 percent of everything I have into it, and it’s treated me really good.”

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