Tags: Women’s National Basketball Assn

Cappie Pondexter, Retired From the W.N.B.A., Has ‘Never Been So Alive’

Cappie Pondexter has no regrets. She declared an end to her W.N.B.A. playing career before this season, announcing her retirement on Instagram after a run that included seven All-Star appearances, the fourth-most points in league history and two championships. “I’d been talking to my agent, and my parents and a few of my mentors,” Pondexter,…

Liz Cambage Is a Secret That Can’t Stay in Las Vegas

Liz Cambage had gathered her friends for a going-away party in Australia. There was only one problem: The W.N.B.A. superstar didn’t know if she was actually leaving. At the time, in early May, Cambage’s rights still belonged to the Dallas Wings, a team she’d said she would no longer play for. But with training camp…

Maya Moore Left Basketball. A Prisoner Needed Her Help.

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — One of the greatest players in basketball drove down a narrow strip of blacktop called No More Victims Road. It led to a prison. She parked in front of the Jefferson City Correctional Center, a maximum-security penitentiary in rural central Missouri. She walked through its heavy front doors on this May…