August 9, 2022 

Locked on Women’s Basketball: Sylvia Fowles says goodbye, Minnesota Lynx aren’t ready to leave the WNBA stage yet

Sylvia Fowles talked with Howard and other media members about her legacy and future plans

It’s time for another episode of the Locked on Women’s Basketball podcast. This episode features host Howard Megdal. Sylvia Fowles says goodbye, but the Minnesota Lynx aren’t ready to leave the WNBA stage yet. The WNBA’s best center ever is in what could be the final week of her career. Sylvia talked with Howard and other media members about her legacy and future plans.

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Sylvia Fowles talks about Napheesa Collier coming back this season to play with Fowles in her last WNBA season:

“It says a lot that she was willing to risk a lot, especially just coming out for three months. I have thought about this for a very long time. I really didn’t want her to come back because I felt like it was unsafe. But she assured me that she was fine. And that she was taking everything into consideration. And at the end of the day, I just appreciated her and her will to just get back on the court to be able to play with me in my last year.”

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Sylvia Fowles reflects on how she knew it was the right time to retire from the WNBA:

“I knew last year, when I didn’t want to work out and be in basketball shape, was the right time for me. Being in shape is one thing. But being in basketball shape is something totally different. And when I got to that point where workouts were just getting harder and harder and do you take into consideration how many times I’ve been hurt over the last couple of years too? So I try to think about those things and factor those things into the equation. And I just don’t think physically I want to do it to my body anymore. So that’s how I knew.”

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