Maya Moore could very well be the greatest player in WNBA history by the time her career is over, which means people need start memorizing her legendary achievements much the way they do for Michael Jordan and LeBron James in the NBA.
And by "people," we mean SportsCenter, which had Moore on for an interview with Scott Van Pelt on Thursday night only to mistakenly put up a graphic that said Moore is a three-time WNBA champion.
While the interview was really good, and you can watch it right here, the facts are that Moore has four WNBA titles, and the Lynx didn't hesitate to call ESPN out.
No big deal, really, but ESPN or any other sports network would never put up a graphic saying Jordan is a five-time NBA champion. His Airness has won six, and everyone knows it.
Simple mistake by ESPN? Sure. Another example of how the WNBA is often overlooked? Very probable.
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In any event, here are some facts about Moore that everyone should store in their memory bank.
- Four-time WNBA champion
- No. 1 overall pick by the Lynx in the 2011 WNBA Draft
- 2011 WNBA Rookie of the Year
- 2014 WNBA MVP
- Two-time Olympic gold medalist
- Three-time champion in China
- Won championships in the EuroLeague and the Spanish League
- Four-time AP First Team All-American at UConn
- Three-time Big East Player of the Year at UConn
- Two-time NCAA champion at UConn
- 150 wins and only four losses in her college career
- First female athlete to sign with Jordan Brand.
- Three-time Georgia high school state champion
- 125-3 career high school record
ESPN has a knack for messing up Minnesota sports facts, like when they said Dan Gladden was an announcer for the Royals, not the Twins. Or that time in 2016 when they ran a column citing the Packers are the reigning NFC North champs when it was the Vikings.
The Lynx open the 2018 regular season at Target Center this Sunday against the Los Angeles Sparks.