Wednesday, October 26

No more hiding

Sheryl Swoopes -- three-time Olympic gold medalist, WNBA MVP, first woman to have her own shoe (Nike's Air Swoopes), and all-around damn talented basketball player -- has come out. "I'm just at a point in my life where I'm tired of having to pretend to be somebody I'm not. I'm tired of having to hide my feelings about the person I care about," she says in an interview with ESPN. No one should have to hide who they are, and I am damn glad Sheryl isn't trying anymore. Seriously, I'm so happy I could spit.

Update: And now Mechelle Voepel is making me cry: "Her coming out obviously won't change women's basketball overnight. Hiding and disguises will continue. Many people will still be scared. But others won't be -- or at least not as much -- anymore. This is an important step in beginning to dismantle the fear."

Update #2: The whole Swoopes interview is now online. I'm still buying the magazine.

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