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Cynthia Cooper Biography

Early Successes, Playing On The World Stage, Home At Last, Retirement, Career StatisticsSELECTED WRITINGS BY COOPER:


American basketball player

After being a standout player in college and in European basketball leagues, Cynthia Cooper finally achieved her dream of being able to play professional basketball in the United States when the Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA) debuted in 1997. She was the star of the Houston Comets for the next four years, leading them to four straight WNBA championships and being named the most valuable player of the championship series four times before retiring at the end of the 2000 season.


She Got Game: My Personal Odyssey, Warner Books, 1999.

Sketch by Julia Bauder

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