"Proud Papa Moment" today as Sylvia Fowles starts in her first WNBA All-Star game. Coach Don Meyer always speaks of "when your best player is your hardest worker then your team has a chance to succeed."
Well Syl was our best player and our hardest worked at LSU. She was also a phenomenal teammate. Result: 2 SEC Championships and 4 Final Fours.
I will have some bittersweet feelings when the ball is tossed up this afternoon because Seimone Augustus will not playing in the All-Start game due to her ACL. When she was injured I think she was playing better than anyone in the league. Mone was another who was obviously a great player but possessed a tremendous work ethic -- still does and it will pay huge dividends for her during the painful and tedious process of rehabbing her knee.