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All-Stars know each other well

Bird and Taurasi are former teammates, sometimes opponents, always friends

Originally Published: July 24, 2009
By Graham Hays | ESPN.com

BRISTOL, Conn. -- No player in the world is better qualified to formulate a plan for stopping Sue Bird than her former college and current national team and Spartak Moscow teammate.

"Probably a bat and her knees," Diana Taurasi quipped when both visited the ESPN campus Friday in advance of Saturday's All-Star Game (ABC, 3:30 p.m. ET).

Somewhere, University of Connecticut coach Geno Auriemma is kicking himself for not using the line before his former pupil and verbal ...

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