NBA TV will premiere Players Only: WNBA Legends, a wide-ranging conversation featuring stars Maya Moore, Candace Parker and Diana Taurasi, on Monday, Sept. 10, at 9 p.m. ET.
During the episode, the three WNBA All-Stars – who have combined to win eight WNBA Championships – discuss whether it’s a fear of failure or the joy of winning that pushes them to excel, the difficulty of sustaining success, their toughest opponents, trash talking and the future of the WNBA.
Outtakes from the interview:
Taurasi on winning a championship: “When you do win it, all this pressure goes away. There’s this relief. There’s that joy, then that lasts for about 20 minutes, and then you’re like, ‘we’re going to try and do it again.’ You don’t even get to enjoy it.”
Moore on the player she would love to play with: “Steve Nash, because I love to cut and move without the ball. He’d find me. He’d probably hit me in the face [with a pass].”
Parker on the constant need to earn her starting position: “This game gets better every year. There are rookies coming [into our league] every year who are vying for [your] position, so it is a grind [throughout your career].”
The Players Only franchise – one of the latest NBA content initiatives to debut from Turner Sports – is centered on showcasing the game exclusively through the unique lens of the professional basketball player. The network’s live game and original programming Players Only coverage incorporates a more conversational delivery and deeper insights into the game – directly from the athlete’s perspective. All commentators appearing as part of Players Only are current and/or former professional players.