Women's Hoops Blog

Inane commentary on a game that deserves far better

Sunday, April 05, 2009

At ESPN.com, Mechelle says, "Paris so much more than a promise."
Oklahoma center Courtney Paris stood up to deliver a collective message of gratitude on behalf of her fellow State Farm All-Americans on Saturday. And she slipped in a little joke.

"I have no guarantees for you guys," Paris said, poking fun at her senior-night promise to Sooners fans to win a national championship or repay her scholarship.

This will tell you who the real Paris is, and how much she's liked by those in the sport. Even the very people who might stand in her way have her back about a statement that Paris meant as a devotional pledge, not a cocky guarantee.