1. Welcome! Please take a few seconds to create your free account to post threads, make some friends, remove a few ads while surfing and much more. ClutchFans has been bringing fans together to talk Houston Sports since 1996. Join us!

[538] WNBA GOAT: Houston Comets and Cynthia Cooper

Discussion in 'NBA Dish' started by lnchan, Jun 4, 2020.

  1. lnchan

    lnchan LeonardTX26
    Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Apr 14, 2010
    Messages:
    3,838
    Likes Received:
    4,567
    https://fivethirtyeight.com/feature...etballs-other-goat-her-due/?cid=taboola_rcc_r

    Cooper-Dyke is the only four-time (or even three-time) Finals MVP in league history, and she is still the only back-to-back league MVP winner. She led the greatest dynasty in WNBA history, rising from a relative unknown plying her trade in Europe to become the top player in women’s hoops.

    It’s a great story. In fact, now that Jordan’s film is in the books, and once they finish telling Tom Brady’s tale, maybe Cooper-Dyke should be the subject of ESPN’s next documentary about GOAT athletes.
    [​IMG]
     
    chinese, jb86, charlieaustin and 2 others like this.
  2. tinman

    tinman Contributing Member
    Supporting Member

    Joined:
    May 9, 1999
    Messages:
    67,811
    Likes Received:
    17,792
    @CometsWin

    didn't one of the LOFs take WNBA as their handle?
     
    CometsWin likes this.
  3. JumpMan

    JumpMan Contributing Member
    Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Jun 22, 2004
    Messages:
    4,423
    Likes Received:
    738
    A friend of mine bought Cooper's shoes. He bought them in a size big enough to fit him. He now wears heels. Naw, JK. Cooper was the women's version of Michael Jordan.
     
    Caesar and UTSA2step like this.
  4. francis 4 prez

    francis 4 prez Contributing Member

    Joined:
    Aug 15, 2001
    Messages:
    21,136
    Likes Received:
    2,883
    yeah they clearly had no idea how good she was when they paired her with swoopes, thinking swoopes would be the star. having swoopes as the second best player was basically unfair. throw in how good tina thompson turned out to be and kim perrot being so good, the rest of the league didn't have a chance.


    edit: actually read the article. didn't realize swoopes had such a dominant 2000. didn't remember cooper just retiring on top with 4 straight titles. didn't realize delle donne was doing so well. side note, how legendary would theresa witherspoon's halfcourt finals shot be if it happened in the nba? a halfcourt buzzer beater with 0.8 on the clock, down by 2, in an elimination finals game.
     
    #4 francis 4 prez, Jun 4, 2020
    Last edited: Jun 4, 2020
    RKREBORN, Deckard and Invisible Fan like this.
  5. Ubiquitin

    Ubiquitin Clutch City 2K
    Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Jul 7, 2001
    Messages:
    11,073
    Likes Received:
    2,768
    The Comets were legit. The only Houston team to 4 peat.

    [​IMG]
     
    chinese, Deckard, Richie_Rich and 2 others like this.
  6. deb4rockets

    deb4rockets I absolutely love Covington!!!!!!
    Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Oct 8, 2013
    Messages:
    6,105
    Likes Received:
    6,891
    They achieved what no professional basketball team could ever do in winning 4 straight championships. Those were proud moments for sure for Houston sports fans.
     
  7. tinman

    tinman Contributing Member
    Supporting Member

    Joined:
    May 9, 1999
    Messages:
    67,811
    Likes Received:
    17,792
    @WNBA
    Aren't you happy about this?
    You named yourself after the WNBA right ?

    @CometsWin
     
    J.R. likes this.
  8. adoo

    adoo Member

    Joined:
    Mar 1, 2003
    Messages:
    4,848
    Likes Received:
    1,900
    there is a Bill Simmons documentary on HBO, "the women of Troy" , about the great USC women team,

    starring Cheryl Miller (the greatest women baller ever, and Reggie's older sister),
    supported by the McGee twins, one of whom the mother of current NBAer JaVale McGee
    and the fourth banana Cynthia Cooper​

    to go from being the 4th banana on a college team to become the GOAT in the WNBA makes for a great story
     
    jiggyfly and hakeem94 like this.
  9. SORF

    SORF Member

    Joined:
    Oct 17, 2003
    Messages:
    835
    Likes Received:
    1,316
    Don't forget about Janeth Arcain. She was Brazil's best female BB player. We had the best starting five in the league.
     
  10. francis 4 prez

    francis 4 prez Contributing Member

    Joined:
    Aug 15, 2001
    Messages:
    21,136
    Likes Received:
    2,883
    oh man, i did forget about her. man that was a stacked team.
     
  11. smoothie_king

    smoothie_king Member

    Joined:
    Oct 11, 2007
    Messages:
    3,078
    Likes Received:
    534
    The turnovers made wnba unbareable!

    Camera crews had trouble following the game due to the turnovers : (
     
  12. Deckard

    Deckard Blade Runner
    Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Mar 28, 2002
    Messages:
    48,152
    Likes Received:
    17,787
    If the Rockets had a team that stacked, the league would have changed to rules. ;-)
     
    Ubiquitin likes this.
  13. Ziggy

    Ziggy Tastemaker
    Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Jun 11, 1999
    Messages:
    31,780
    Likes Received:
    6,416
    Tina Thompson would start at C for the Rockets right now.
     
    Invisible Fan and RKREBORN like this.
  14. RKREBORN

    RKREBORN Member

    Joined:
    Jul 24, 2006
    Messages:
    4,824
    Likes Received:
    2,962
    She's too tall
     
    Invisible Fan likes this.
  15. jiggyfly

    jiggyfly Member
    Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Jul 2, 2015
    Messages:
    4,042
    Likes Received:
    2,556
    Would love a 30 for 30 about those Comets teams.
     
  16. waytookrzy079

    waytookrzy079 Member

    Joined:
    Jun 26, 2008
    Messages:
    3,373
    Likes Received:
    1,951
    She was the 1st one I can rmr doing the Euro Step. Of course, can’t find any highlights of her doing it
     
  17. Ziggy

    Ziggy Tastemaker
    Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Jun 11, 1999
    Messages:
    31,780
    Likes Received:
    6,416
    She wouldn't fit in here, since Harden/PJ/Russ only care about how they dress.
     
Loading...

Share This Page

  • About ClutchFans

    Since 1996, ClutchFans has been loud and proud covering the Houston Rockets, helping set an industry standard for team fan sites. The forums have been a home for Houston sports fans as well as basketball fanatics around the globe.

  • Support ClutchFans!

    If you find that ClutchFans is a valuable resource for you, please consider becoming a Supporting Member. Supporting Members can upload photos and attachments directly to their posts, customize their user title and more. Gold Supporters see zero ads!


    Upgrade Now