Tamika Catchings is celebrating her first WNBA championship with the Indiana Fever and sharing her thoughts on the win with the media. In an interview with WISH-TV on Oct. 22, the 33-year-old forward describes capturing the title that has eluded her for 12 years. The Indiana Fever have planned a parade for Oct. 23 in downtown Indianapolis, and Catchings will participate.
Tamika Catchings Adds the WNBA Championship to her Trophies
Catchings' trophy case is already filled with Olympic gold medals, WNBA All-Star awards, WNBA MVP awards and WNBA Defensive Player of the Year awards. Now, she has added the WNBA championship to the list. Tamika Catchings has been chasing the title with the team for 12 years. She seems grateful for the fans who have stayed with Fever for more than a decade and mentions, "There were so many people that have believed in us since the beginning so it's cool to see all the fans who have been here since I've been here celebrating."
Tamika Catchings has been named the MVP of the Finals and finished Game 4 with 25 points against the Minnesota Lynx. Catchings, who claims she does not care about being called a crybaby at the end of the game, admits to being overwhelmed. The championship title has been a dream for the forward since she became a part of the Indiana Fever, and her determination has finally paid off.
Response to the Indiana Fever's Championship on Twitter
Tamika Catchings has been sharing her joy after winning the title on her official Twitter account and has been receiving praise from multiple sources. She has posted her thanks and a photo of the Fever's locker room with champagne bottles clearly visible in the center. Tamika Catchings has received messages from LeBron James and Dwyane Wade. She has been praised by the Assistant Secretary of State for Educational and Cultural Affairs Ann Stock and the U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan. The celebration of the Indiana Fever's first championship will continue on Oct. 23 with a parade in downtown Indianapolis, and all the players are expected to attend.
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