Tamika Catchings (Indiana Fever) and Monica Wright (Minnesota L:ynx)

Tamika Catchings (Indiana Fever) and Monica Wright (Minnesota L:ynx)

*It may have taken her 12 years and several tries, but veteran pro b-baller Tamika Catchings has finally won her first WNBA championship.

Check out this report from ESPN:

Tamika Catchings finally has the only title that was missing from her incredible basketball resume — a WNBA championship.

She scored 25 points to help the Indiana Fever win their first WNBA title with an 87-78 victory over the Minnesota Lynx on Sunday night.

Catchings, who was the MVP of the Finals, averaged 24.8 points in the series, which the Fever won 3-1 over the defending WNBA champions.

“When you come into this league, your goal and dream is to win a WNBA championship,” Catchings said. “Twelve years later … it’s so sweet right now.”

Catchings had won three Olympic gold medals and an NCAA championship at Tennessee in 1998, but never a WNBA one. She had been in a position to clinch at home before. The Fever led Phoenix 2-1 in the best-of-five WNBA Finals in 2009, but the Mercury beat the Fever 90-77, took the series back to Phoenix and won the title at home in Game 5.

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