National Basketball Players Association executive director Michele Roberts said any suggestion that Los Angeles Clippers guard Chris Paul would be disrespectful toward women is "utterly ridiculous, outrageous and patently false."
In ESPN The Magazine's Interview Issue, Doris Burke sat down with ground-breaking Spurs assistant coach Becky Hammon, the first full-time, female assistant coach in the NBA -- and espnW's Impact 25 woman of the year.
By going public with her breast cancer diagnosis, Shelley Smith has vowed to fight and to help others. Early detection and making treatment available to women in need is the objective, Smith says of her cause.
The Lynx sweep of the San Antonio Stars marked the end of Becky Hammon's 16-year WNBA career. But she's hardly finished with basketball as she prepares for her assistant coaching position with the NBA's Spurs.