This is what the finals is about … Tight scoring games, great competitive battles, and WWE physicality … Every possession counts, Turnovers are crucial, the fight of our team was amazing.
So proud of my girls, we had a tough season, filled with many challenges, but this is what we were all brought together to play for. What a way to end my time here in Istanbul. In every league, no matter what level, there is only one team that ends their season with a win. GRATEFUL
THIS IS HOW THE DAY WENT:
If u are a person who gets easily sea sick this was not the trip for u … We hopped on a water taxi to the game. The waters were not that calm so there were moments when we rocked side to side, it felt like a roller coaster at times. LOL …. On another occasion I would have gone out on the front of the boat and gotten a tan. But today was all business, today was all concentration, today was all about a WIN.
Once again it was only fitting that the top 2 teams faced each other in the finals. Galatasary, our rival, a team stacked with so much talent, WHICH included 2 of my Fever teammates who I know go hard so I knew it would be a competitive battle… And it was just that. Best of 5 series we won 3 straight, but that was no indication of how Gala competed. They challenged us, all the games were close, after every game I found a new bruise. LOL … I’m so proud of my girls and how they handled this season. We had many challenges over the 8 month season but we stuck together, fought through and over came. They say experiences are the best teachers, if that is the case, we all learned a great deal this season.
After a long season this was the perfect ending… 4 championships in my 4 yrs at Fenerbahce, I feel so blessed. I give credit to Fenerbahce management for keeping the core Turkish players together all these yrs. I love these girls, not only as players but they are the kindest, sweetest group of girls u will ever meet. They are my sisters ( from another mother of course 🙂
But now it’s off to Indiana. We went from teammates to competitors to teammates again. Catch, Katie, and Ebony, the 4 of us are back in Indy together, ON THE SAME TEAM, and looking forward to another great WNBA season.