A few years back, in the course of my day job as a radio station manager at a local high school, I had the occasion of meeting Tamika Catchings.
Few professional athletes have left such an impression on me as she did. Tamika stayed a while with our crew and took all sorts of pictures, taped some interviews for the television program, and gave an interview to the school publications department. She was humble, kind, and totally down to Earth.
Tonight, that kind, considerate, and caring athlete I met is now, without question, one of the greatest female basketball players of all time thanks to her contributions to the Indiana Fever WNBA Championship and WNBA Finals MVP Award. She has now won almost every major award, and I couldn't be more happy for her.
Congratulations goes out to everyone in the Indiana Fever organization for winning the Championship as well as the City of Indianapolis which showed great support for its franchise tonight. What an awesome evening to be in Indianapolis.