Katie Smith and Diana Taurasi aren't very different at all. They're natural-born leaders with several titles between them. But in the WNBA Finals, they'll be on opposite sides. And aren't we in for a treat?
Competing against men in practice is a great tool to help women -- from starters to the last player off the bench -- improve their games. Taking that away would be like removing tackling dummies from football practice.
Fined by the league on Tuesday for criticizing the officiating during the Shock's Game 3 loss to the Monarchs, coach Bill Laimbeer is toeing the fine line between motivating his team and becoming a distraction.