WNBA All-Star Game: Cash Makes A Gritty Comeback

July 26th, 2009 - 6:43 pm ICT by GD  

wnbaStorm’s forward Swin Cash displayed her brilliance on the court as the West won the WNBA All-Star game on Saturday.

Cash, who had recently recovered from a back surgery was all charged up to mend the two years that she had lost because of a herniated disk on her lower back. Cash gathered the West All-Stars for some last minute pointers and showcased the skills that the fans missed for too long, in the 130-118 West victory on Saturday. The 6 foot 1 forward for the Storm’s was the leading scorer with an All-Star Game record of 22 points on 10-16 shooting of the field. The previous high was 20 by Cash’s former Detroit teammate, Deanna Nolan, in the year 2005.

Cash, who was also awarded as the game’s MVP which is the first one for any Storm player, had six rebounds and four assists, as she paved the path for the West, who eventually went on to win the game. “I just bent over and said ‘Thank you God.’ Then I started waving to every one as every one was there in the crowd that for the last few years was with me at my lowest,” said an emotional Cash during the post match award ceremony.

Earlier in her career, Cash was traded to Seattle because of her declining career graph. She also had disputes with former Detroit coach Bill Laimbeer, whose staffs at times reportedly poked fun at her, by allegedly calling the basket ball player as a “crack head”.

Cash’s return to All-Star games was a re union of sorts, close enough for family to visit and re-connect after off court turmoil which Cash mostly handled alone.

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