Every sport has its own greatest player of all time (G.O.A.T.), but since I’m former basketball player, I want to discuss my favorite sport. There’s no question that Hall of Famer Cheryl Miller is the GOAT on the women’s side. At 6-foot-2, she could shoot, dribble, pass, run the floor and block shots. She dominated at the high school, college and international levels. According to complex.com, she set the California single-game scoring record by putting up 77 points. She later broke that record by dropping 105 points against Norte Vista High School, leading her team to 179-15 victory. At the University of Southern California, she won two national championships (1983 & 1984), was NCAA Tournament MVP both years, had a career 3,018 points and 1,534 rebounds, four-time All-American, three-time Naismith College Player of the Year and led the Trojans to a 112-20 record during her tenure. She still holds multiple records at USC.
She led Team USA to a gold medal at the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles, CA and was drafted by multiple professional teams – the Women’s National Basketball Association did not exist at this time – including a men’s league. Continue reading “Who’s the Real G.O.A.T.?”