The U.S. women were far from perfect Monday. But with veteran guards Sue Bird and Lindsay Whalen leading the way -- and Odyssey Sims and Skylar Diggins seemingly on deck -- Team USA is edging closer to being ready for the world championship.
At this point, doesn't everyone who pays attention to women's basketball just expect Maya Moore to win? Thursday marked Moore's second WNBA championship in her three years in the league -- in the same building she was first crowned a winner.
Long before she ever stepped on the court in the WNBA, Katie Smith had plenty of confidence. Twenty years later, it's well deserved, but her career remains a bit underappreciated compared to other legends.