One of the W’s most recognizable and trailblazing figures on and off the court – and a Chicago basketball icon – is hanging up her jersey for good.
Cappie Pondexter, a two-time WNBA champion, announced in an Instagram post that she would, indeed, retire from basketball.
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Growing up I never expected to do any of this. I never dreamed of this. I just wanted to play. A Full scholarship, 2 WNBA championships , 7 WNBA all star appearances and Olympic gold medal. I’m super blessed to say to my kids I’ve done something kool . I didn’t expect to go out this way but I know God has something bigger in store. The everyday signs says so. Thank you to any and everyone involved in my early professional basketball career. A very Sad day for me but I’m ok with the words RETIRED . I hope most importantly I’ve impacted a lot of souls to follow their dreams. Good luck to all the ladies in the W. 🙏🏽❤️
I didn’t expect to go out this way but I know God has something bigger in store.
A very sad day for me but I’m okay with the words retired.
In addition to her two rings, she also made the All-Star Game on seven occasions and was named one of the 20 greatest players in WNBA history. Her two championships came with the Phoenix Mercury.
For her career, she averaged over 16 points and is fourth all-time in points and sixth all-time in assists.
Her number was already retired at Rutgers.
One of the best to ever do it has today announced her retirement!
Today we pay tribute to a legend of the @WNBA and women’s basketball – Cappie Pondexter (@cappa23)!
An All-Star 7… https://t.co/AxITUyXw40
— SIG Sports (@SIGSports) April 16, 2019
Congratulations Cappie Pondexter on your retirement. Wishing you all the best in your new endeavours. @cappa23 🏀😀
— Aneela (@WHoopsBlogger) April 16, 2019
— Travonne Edwards (Blk Tray) (@Travonne) April 16, 2019
— WNBA (@WNBA) April 16, 2019