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How Becky Hammon proved us wrong

Originally Published: July 24, 2014
By Mechelle Voepel | espnW.com

Becky Hammon was wearing a cream-colored suit. She was in a hallway at Madison Square Garden, on her way to sign autographs after a New York Liberty game.

This was June 1999, and Hammon was a kid from Rapid City, South Dakota, transplanted to the mega-metropolis. And I recall thinking then that it was really a shame she probably wouldn't get much of a chance to play enough to prove herself in the WNBA.

It's one of those vignettes that has stuck with me ...

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