The parallels between Diana Taurasi and Michael Jordan are unavoidable. Since the early 2000s, a Jordan-like competitive mindset has helped Taurasi win three NCAA titles, three WNBA titles and four Olympic gold medals. But it hasn’t always been easy for the former UConn star and WNBA legend. Former SI writer Kelli Anderson looks back on the series of unfortunate events that nearly derailed Taurasi’s career and reflects on her legacy in the sport of basketball.
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