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'Senior Seven' more than just sentimental favorites

Updated: September 7, 2005, 6:57 PM ET
By Mechelle Voepel | Special to ESPN.com

Sacramento's Kara Lawson remembers exactly what initially got her into this sport. The "reason" will be wearing jersey No. 4 for the Houston Comets in the Western Conference finals against Lawson's Monarchs.

"I became interested in women's basketball because of Dawn Staley," said Lawson, who grew up in Virginia. Like so many kids in that region during the late 1980s and early 1990s, Lawson was mesmerized by the U.Va. guard. "I was in third, fourth, fifth grade, and that was when Virginia ...

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