Before The WNBA, There Was Lady Magic


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Just before the coronavirus put a halt to every sport seemingly overnight, there were some big developments in the WNBA. The union signed a new contract with the league, players started making more money and some big trades generated a lot of excitement. But it could be argued that none of this would have been possible without pioneering women like Nancy Lieberman, whose legacy includes a legendary college career, a spot on the first-ever women's Olympic basketball team and two stints in the WNBA, one of them at 50 years old. Today, in honor of Women’s History Month, hoops legend Nancy Lieberman joins us to talk about her achievements, how the women’s game has changed and the way basketball shaped her life from an early age.

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