Women's Hoops Blog

Inane commentary on a game that deserves far better

Thursday, December 03, 2009

Mechelle wonders, "What if Marion Jones had stuck with basketball"

I lived in Virginia in the 1990s during the time that Jones was with the Tar Heels, so I saw her play hoops many times in person. One of the funniest things was watching Jones when she would steal the ball from someone and head for the basket.

For just a second or so, the opponents would make the usual effort to chase her. Then you would always see that look of resignation cross their faces: “Oh, yeah, that’s Marion Jones. Never mind.”