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Born: 1971-03-25
Profession: Athlete
Nation: American
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Some people might say my coming out after just winning the MVP award is heroic, and I understand that.

Tags: After, Understand, Winning

There are so many women out there relying on me to represent them.

Tags: Relying, Represent, Women

To me, the most important thing is happiness.

Tags: Happiness

TV is what sells your product.

Tags: Product, Sells, Tv

Women play just as hard as guys do. We're just as competitive.

Tags: Guys, Hard, Women

You have to be positive, and I'm not just talking about athletics, this also applies to life.

Tags: Life, Positive, Talking

As a result of Title IX, and a new generation of parents who want their daughters to have the opportunities they never had, women's sports have arrived.

Tags: Parents, Sports, Women

I've accomplished everything a person can accomplish on a basketball court, but I never thought about the future when I was younger. I never made plans for the next stage in my life.

Tags: Basketball, Future, Life

There was the misconception out there that I retired after the 2008 season, but that was never the case. I wasn't done with basketball yet, and I'm still not done.

Tags: After, Basketball, Done

No matter how far life pushes you down, no matter how much you hurt, you can always bounce back.

Tags: Hurt, Life, Matter

I didn't grow up thinking, 'Oh, maybe someday I'm going to have a shoe named after me.'

Tags: After, Grow, Thinking

There is nothing I've been through in my life that I regret, or that I would go back and change. I feel like everything that happened - personally and professionally - I went through for a reason, and I learned from those things.

Tags: Change, Life, Regret

Being gay has nothing to do with the three gold medals or the three MVPs or the four championships I've won. I'm still the same person. I'm Sheryl.

Tags: Gay, Three, Won

Discovering I'm gay just sort of happened much later in life.

Tags: Gay, Happened, Life

Dream big work hard.

Tags: Big, Hard, Work

Every level that I have ever competed on, I have risen to the top.

Tags: Level, Risen, Top

Everybody wants to win.

Tags: Everybody, Wants, Win

For me, honestly, it's not about individual accomplishments, individual award. It's about what I've got to do and how I can contribute to the team.

Tags: Honestly, Individual, Team

I always believe someone somewhere is working harder than me and that motivates me to work harder, give 100%.

Tags: Give, Someone, Work

I can't help who I fall in love with. No one can.

Tags: Fall, Help, Love

I don't want to have to hide from the world anymore.

Tags: Anymore, Hide

I had never made any plans beyond basketball.

Tags: Basketball, Beyond, Plans

I have accomplished everything I set out to accomplish when I started playing the sport at 7. And probably even more.

Tags: Accomplish, Playing, Started

I like to see people doubt me.

Tags: Doubt

I never really officially retired from the WNBA, I just left the doors open.

Tags: Doors, Left, Open

I never thought a basketball shoe would be named after a woman, let alone me.

Tags: Alone, Basketball, Woman
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I was very bitter, frustrated, hurt, angry - I went through all types of emotions when I first was out of the WNBA.

Tags: Angry, Emotions, Hurt

I'm at a place in my life right now where I'm very happy, very content. I'm finally OK with the idea of who I love, who I want to be with.

Tags: Happy, Life, Love

I'm finally OK with the idea of who I love, who I want to be with.

Tags: Finally, Idea, Love

I've always been a firm believer in mind over matter. If you don't believe you can achieve, your body will start to believe this and you'll be stuck.

Tags: Matter, Mind, Start

If you do not believe yourself no one else will.

Tags: Else, Yourself

It didn't matter how good I was. It was always, 'You're a girl. You can't play with the guys.' It's always been motivation for me.

Tags: Girl, Good, Matter

Players don't really ask for much or want much. But the things that they do need are important.

Tags: Ask, Players

Sexuality and gender don't change anyone's performance on the court.

Tags: Anyone, Change, Sexuality
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