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VanDerveer, Edwards head to HOF

Road together wasn't always smooth, but Naismith inductees took game to new levels

Originally Published: August 11, 2011
By Mechelle Voepel | ESPN.com

Last week, Tara VanDerveer found herself reflecting on what she'd been doing exactly 15 years before. It was then, the first week of August 1996, that she and the players on the U.S. women's basketball team had accomplished a mission all of them thought of in Apollo 13 terms. Failure was not an option.

"I can remember what I was doing practically every day there," VanDerveer said of the Atlanta Olympics, "because it made such an impression on me."

It was the ...

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