The most gifted athlete in Minnesota is…

Maya Moore.

And it’s not that close.

Her buzzer-beater over Indiana last night, to put the Lynx up 2-games-to-1 in the WNBA finals, is a moment of “greatness”, ESPN says.

“I knew when she caught it, I had a feeling she’d put the ball in,” said Lynx guard Lindsay Whalen, who threw the inbounds pass to Moore with 1.7 seconds left from in front of the Fever bench. “The poise she had on that play was just really unbelievable. She gave a little fake, got to her spot, knew the time she had, and it was awesome. It was a great shot, and that’s what great players do.”

  • Mary

    Agreed!! She is intelligent, poised, and a great leader. She is an amazing role model as well. I loved when one of the Indiana players chirped her and she walked away. She never chirps when she makes a great play. She lets her play do all the talking. So proud she is a Minnesotan.

  • KTN

    A young women I coached for a number of years, and nominated for her schools Athena award invited me to join her and her family at the state Athena banquet a couple of years ago. Ms. Moore was the keynote speaker at the banquet, and man, is she impressive. Motivating, humble, and truly one of the great people all of those young award winners can admire. It was an honor to be there and hear her talk about her journey.
    And now this – awesome.

  • MrE85

    Spot on.

  • joetron2030

    You’ll get no argument from me on this.