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Dydek popular with teammates, fans

Polish star will be remembered for her personality as well as her playing career

Originally Published: May 26, 2011
By Mechelle Voepel | ESPN.com

Connecticut Sun coach Mike Thibault said it almost never failed. The team would be on the road, and he'd go out to get something to eat … and he'd spot Margo Dydek, having dinner surrounded by friends.

"People gravitated toward her," Thibault said. "She had friends everywhere in the league, in every city. And they weren't just basketball people. She just met people and started talking to them. She had a wide variety of friends.

"As a basketball player, she ...

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