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Outside the arc

Updated: April 12, 2006, 10:25 PM ET
By Sheryl Swoopes, as told to LZ Granderson | ESPN The Magazine

Growing up, I was a good girl. I didn't get in trouble because my mom was pretty strict. I always knew what I could and could not do, and who I could and could not hang out with.

“ My reason for coming out now isn't to be some sort of hero. It's not something that I want to throw in people's faces. ”

— Sheryl Swoopes

Not that I could get into too much trouble in Brownfield, Texas. It's a small, flat little place where everybody knows ...

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