Undrafted and surrounded by stars, Becky Hammon's hopes of finding a fit in the WNBA were slim. Sixteen years later, she is ready to wrap up a brilliant career.
In the 2011, '12 and '13 LPGA seasons, Paula Creamer had a combined 23 top-10 finishes, placing as high as runner-up each year. But she hadn't won since 2010, although that victory was a huge one: The U.S. Women's Open.
Like the talent-laden West squad, Saturday's WNBA All-Star Game was pretty much perfect.
Sheryl Swoopes wasn't sure she wanted to keep playing. But her son, Jordan, helped her regain her love for the game -- and she remains one of the WNBA's best players.
In a memorable playoff, a 24-year-old who was worried about mortgage payments ended up holding the trophy.