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Swoopes, 40, as passionate as ever

Despite Shock's 1-9 record, legend looks for best way she can help Tulsa, teammates

Originally Published: July 1, 2011
By Mechelle Voepel | ESPN.com

Sheryl Swoopes reflects on the first week of the first WNBA season in 1997, and about living in Tulsa.

TULSA, Okla. -- You might be wondering how this could be fun for Sheryl Swoopes. She has won everything there is to win in women's basketball, and so returning for another WNBA season at age 40 had nothing to do with pursuing an ultimate triumph that had eluded her.

Sure, she felt she'd deserved more of a chance to exit the WNBA on her own terms. Yet as the ...

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