As the NCAA women’s basketball tournament unfolds in the region, Gregg Popovich and the San Antonio Spurs honored some of the best players in the sport’s history ahead of their clash with the Charlotte Hornets on Monday night.
The Spurs players all wore jerseys at the AT&T Center to pay tribute to some of the best players in the history of women’s college basketball.
DeMar DeRozan showed up with a USC Cheryl Miller jersey and Rudy Gay wore a Connecticut Rebecca Lobo jersey.
Patty Mills replaced his wife, Alyssa, of Saint Mary’s.
Dejounte Murray even wore a Colorado State Becky Hammon jersey, in honor of the Spurs assistant coach who was the Rams point guard from 1995 to 1999.
The women’s tournament has moved to the San Antonio area this season due to the COVID-19 pandemic and will end with the Final Four at the Alamodome.
The tournament has also come under fire in recent days, after glaring differences were reported between the event and the men’s event in Indianapolis – including a gruesome apology from a weight room, differences in gift bags and even the realization that the March Madness Twitter handle doesn’t include the women’s tournament at all.
While only symbolic, Spurs’ nod to the women’s tournament across town was a perfect move – and comeback shirts like the ones that appeared in San Antonio made it even cooler.
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