ESPN recently finished airing a 10-part documentary, “The Last Dance,” that gave Michael Jordan the last word on his career narrative, solidifying his place atop the NBA’s GOAT hierarchy. And by the numbers, that’s exactly where MJ belongs. But now it’s time to give some love to another hoops GOAT, this one on the women’s side: former Houston Comets guard Cynthia Cooper-Dyke. (She went by Cynthia Cooper during her playing career, but she uses her married name now. ) At the same time that Jordan’s last dance was playing out, Cooper-Dyke was dominating the WNBA just like Mike was the NBA — establishing a statistical record that still hasn’t been surpassed.
Cooper-Dyke, who’s now the coach of the Texas Southern women’s basketball team, had been a good player in college at Southern California in the mid-1980s, averaging 17.
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