Every week during the WNBA season, the High Post Hoops staff gathers to discuss and debate everything that has happened so far and what is still to come. Here is the conversation from our Slack channel this morning.
Howard Megdal: Awesome! Okay, so! welcome to the first High Post Hoops Summit of the season
The place I want to begin is with the work you’ve all been doing. Ari, let’s start with you. You spent some time with Lisa Leslie, a woman who’s meant a great deal to you going back to childhood. How did the meeting in person compare to the way you imagined it?
Arielle Chambers: She was literally everything I envisioned her and more. It’s one thing to be a basketball player, another thing to be an icon with such a well balanced, at peace personality. She is so well rounded, so secure in the vision for her legacy. Amazing to watch. She shows everyone how basketball is the catalyst for other opportunities. I appreciate her for that So shoutout to all of the critics who try to pigeon-hole athletes, specifically women’s basketball players, because in her case, you simply cannot. She will far exceed your expectations.
Lindsay Gibbs: That makes me so happy.
Arielle: Just a great spirit, she is.
Howard: Love it.