Leading roles come naturally for Smith, Taurasi

Updated: September 4, 2007, 12:14 PM ET
By Nancy Lieberman | Special to ESPN.com

Cocky or confident? It doesn't matter. Because wherever Detroit's Katie Smith and Phoenix's Diana Taurasi have played, it's no coincidence success has followed. They are natural-born leaders, and that's demonstrated both by how they play and what they say. And for as exciting as the WNBA Finals will be, and for as many talented athletes that it will feature, I can't help but look forward most to these two and their wit and confidence clashing on the court.

Smith and Taurasi are both tough ...

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