Over the weekend, a few legends got together on IG Live to talk all things life and sports. Sue Bird, Megan Rapinoe, Diana Taurasi and Penny Taylor spent four hours discussing the 2020 draft, WNBA culture, playing abroad, and much, much more. And while the marathon chat featured plenty of highlights (as well as a healthy amount of drinking and swearing), it was Taurasi’s candidness that stole the show.
First off, she has big plans for the future:
“Everyone is like, ‘Do you want to be a coach? Do you want to be a GM?’ No… I want to f–king own [a team].”
None of them, however, involve suiting up for her hometown Sparks.
“Their organization is a s–tshow. It’s just a mess.”
Approximately how many MVPs has the WNBA’s all-time leading scorer won?
And what does she regret most about college?
“I should’ve dropped 30 against f–king Providence everytime.”
Regarding UConn’s all-time leader in assists:
“If it’s not me, it’s a tragedy.” (It’s Moriah Jefferson.)
The spiciest moment of the chat, however, came when Sue, Diana and Penny gave their picks for who the best player from this year’s draft would be. Sue said Chennedy Carter, Penny picked Satou Sabally, while Diana, after much probing, landed on Sabrina Ionescu, to which Sue immediately replied, “I hate you right now. You’re being politically correct.
Lmfaoooo listen til the end. @S10Bird with the @ChennedyCarter hot take and @DianaTaurasi picking Sabs. I’m here for this live y’all lol pic.twitter.com/1QT628OZLY— Arielle (Ari) Chambers (@ariivory) April 26, 2020
Lmfaoooo listen til the end. @S10Bird with the @ChennedyCarter hot take and @DianaTaurasi picking Sabs. I’m here for this live y’all lol pic.twitter.com/1QT628OZLY
Rest assured, Taurasi quickly recovered her form:
“Every time you play rookies, you want to f–king kill them.”
And while the explicit banter was both hilarious and oddly endearing, Taurasi made a point to also express her disappointment in the lack of female investors in women’s sports:
“Where are the rich women? I’m so disappointed in the women that have a lot of money.”
Needless to say, quarantine officially has a new hot takes MVP.