September 6, 2022
Locked on Women’s Basketball: Is Chicago Sky’s Emma Meesseman writing her Basketball Hall of Fame resume right now?
Howard was reminded of Robert Horry's Hall of Fame case as he covered Emma Meesseman once again this weekend and wondered whether she is in fact on a Hall of Fame track
It’s time for another episode of the Locked on Women’s Basketball podcast. This episode features host Howard Megdal. Emma Meesseman is a valuable player for the Chicago Sky after filling a similar role for years with the Washington Mystics. But is she more than this? Howard was reminded of Robert Horry’s Hall of Fame case as he covered Meesseman once again this weekend.
Howard talks about Emma Meesseman’s chances of being a future Hall of Famer and here is why:
“Let me tell you who has an even better case on its way already. That’s right. Emma Meesseman on Sunday afternoon was the reason why the Chicago Sky are now one game away from the WNBA finals. Emma Meesseman, at a moment in time, the Chicago Sky were struggling for offense, as were the Sun, after defending all afternoon, managed to score a baseline jump shot. That stopped the 66-64 deadlock, turned it into a 68-64 lead and ultimately led to a Chicago Sky victory.
Emma Meesseman is a clutch performer, period. This is not the first time she managed to be a clutch performer at that moment, either. All afternoon, in conjunction with Candace Parker, in conjunction with Azurá Stevens, Emma Meesseman was dominant on the defensive end.”
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Howard asked Emma Meesseman about the shot that led them to victory:
[ Emma Meesseman] I think we’ve had a lot of close games this season. So we kind of know what we have to do and especially against this team. I have to be very physical to get something open. And I think, in the end, we did a really good job of moving the ball a couple of times. I don’t think it was even a play; we just kept moving and playing beautiful basketball, like, we call it. And that’s what got us open.
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