With WNBA rosters capped at 11, teams can't afford to carry their own Jeremy Lins, young players who could become stars.
Of course the WNBA Finals are going the distance. What else would you expect from a knock-down, drag-out series that has brought us some of the league's best games, biggest crowds, and even perhaps some new fans.
What made Indiana embracing the Fever in the WNBA Finals inevitable? The team's skills, personalities and community service. And perhaps the simple presence of Katie Douglas, who is Indiana.