Tamika Catchings grew up wanting to play in the NBA

Tamika Catchings grew up in the 80s when the NBA saw growth with faces like Magic Johnson, Larry Bird and Michael Jordan.

Catchings wanted to be in the NBA since the WNBA did not exist when she was in high school.

She was happy when the WNBA was born, even feeling the league was made for her.

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