WNBA star Diana Taurasi marries her former teammate | Daily Mail Online
Penny Taylor married her long-time partner, fellow basketball star Diana Taurasi, over the weekend and she has called for Australia to catch up. Both Diana Taurasi and Penny Taylor will be back for the Phoenix she may be dating, or she may be having casual friendly time with Diana. Is WNBA player Diana Taurasi Dating a Boyfriend, Rumored to be a WNBA player Diana Taurasi married Penny Taylor in the month of May.
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The year-old veteran told The Associated Press that she would retire from her playing basketball career at the end of the WNBA season. I want to go out on a good note. My health is something I really had to work hard at, and to be fit and stay out on the floor, I've done that really well.
For me, it's the right time. No matter whatever people call her off the field but in the court, she is one heck of a player.
Diana Taurasi has already proved she is a legend of the game. US basketball team is unbeaten in Rio Olympics so far and looks more and more threatening day by day. Diana on other hand has been a star player and has already broken her own record i. In what looked like high scoring game against Serbia, Diana finished with 25 points, six assists and three rebounds.
WNBA star Diana Taurasi marries her former teammate
Shattered dreams and Rio Olympics: Time is running out for Penny Taylor. She has received everything in her playing professional career of 18 years. This time in Rio was no different. The Opals were one of the favorite coming into the tournament, and many expected they were the ones to challenge powerful USA basketball team.
Her wedding was just the day before, set before the WNBA schedule came out. Taurasi acknowledged it was a very busy, happily distracting time, with friends and family in town, but basically attributed her shooting woes to basketball being basketball. Today was that, times It's almost like when you have a night like that, you have to recalibrate a little. You have to do it wrong to get it right again.
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And they've helped me grow and showed me what being part of an organization means. How your actions on and off the court really affect what we're trying to get done here. That's taught me a lot. All it showed me was what I knew about her already -- that she was always going to be there for me, and I hope I showed her the same thing. It wasn't easy, though.
We were playing in different countries for the first few years of our relationship. Practice for four days, play two games, Pokey would give me two more days off.
Because it's like anything: If you don't put the effort in, it just kind of dies. The former teammates were married on May After their divorce, her friendship with Taurasi evolved into a relationship as they helped each other through the most difficult times of their lives.
Taurasi took responsibility and has always acknowledged she learned a painful but valuable lesson. Later that year, while Taurasi was playing in Russia, Spartak owner Shabtai Kalmanovich -- a businessman and former KGB spy who had a passion for women's basketball -- was killed in what police called a professional hit. He was a complicated person with a background out of a John le Carre novel, but he also was a father figure to Taurasi.
Then in late and intoTaurasi had a legal battle after being wrongly accused of doping while playing in Turkey. She was fully exonerated after flaws were found with the Turkish lab's procedures. But it was an expensive, traumatic process in which Taurasi felt her character was under attack. Penny has helped me get to this point more on the personal side.
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Then she lost both her parents to cancer, her mother dying in May and her father in December But at the end of the day, we both found something in each other that made us each a better person, a better teammate. And we have been tested over and over again. I couldn't have hoped for a more loyal, caring or attentive person. Taurasi is grateful for Taylor's influence.
She's more of a planner than I am, which has made me more of a planner. Which has really helped me in the last four or five years play at a high level.
But she's also a four-time Olympic gold medalist who gives everything to basketball and her teammates. After close to year-round playing sinceTaurasi needed scheduled relaxation and recovery. Taurasi also manages her mindset to try to make the most of her career's closing years. I couldn't stay away from the gym. Mentally, I couldn't turn it off, either. I try to learn from other people.
I did take a little bit of her attitude, 'The game's over, let's go enjoy dinner. You don't have fun playing basketball anymore,'" Taurasi said.
And when you get older, you're going to become a little crankier. When you experience winning, you know how to do it right.
And when you see it's not being done right, it bothers you. Voted the best women's basketball player in a bracket on espnW inTaurasi has won at every level, from a three-peat at UConn to four Olympic gold medals. She has starred across the globe, also winning Euroleague and Russian National League championships.