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Phoenix, Finals even better in 2009

Fantastic 2009 WNBA Finals will be remembered for a lot of reasons

Originally Published: October 9, 2009
By Mechelle Voepel | Special to ESPN.com

PHOENIX -- Cappie Pondexter had just been talking about how much it meant to Phoenix to have Penny Taylor back this season. Taylor, who sat out the 2008 WNBA season as she prepared for the Olympics with Australia and tried to get some rest, got teary-eyed when Pondexter said, "Thank you, Penny."

A voice came from the back of the room: "Hey, there's no crying in basketball!"

That was Diana Taurasi, waiting her turn for the postgame news conference and chatty as always.

"Never ...

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