With WNBA’s initiations to launch market for LGBT community, some WNBA players have risen to acknowledge their true inner self.Embracing LGBT's shouldn't be a debating issue in the 21st century, as everyone has individual liberty and personal rights to live how they want.is a three-time WNBA MVP, and was named one of the league's Top 15 Players of All Time at the 2011 WNBA All-Star Game. She was elected to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 2016.Initially recruited by the University of Texas, Swoopes left the school shortly after her arrival without playing a game, and enrolled at South Plains College.
"I've always had a passion for basketball and playing the game. It's a big difference to say Sheryl blew million and Sheryl went through million." Swoopes' struggles with life, money and love are chronicled in a documentary by Hannah Storm as part of the ESPN Films Nine for IX documentary series that will air Tuesday night. It's totally different when it's coming from you," Swoopes said. I want to have an opportunity for people to hear my words and not someone else's. I get emotional thinking about it, talking about it." Storm knew Swoopes and her story well, having spent years in Houston.She is engaged to Chris Unclesho, someone she’s known for years. I tried to find some mention of Scottie and Swoopes’ breakup, with no luck.Swoopes’ Facebook page displays a picture of the couple and lists an anniversary date of March 25, 2011. But given some of the things Sheryl said when she came out, I guess I shouldn’t be as surprised as I am that her sexuality is fluid.The two were still together when Swoopes played for the Seattle Storm; Scottie and Sheryl’s son Jordan frequently attended practices and games.When Swoopes returned to the WNBA this season as part of the Tulsa Shock, she didn’t talk about Scottie.Now I'm in a position to give back and can stay involved in the game from a teaching standpoint." Swoopes acknowledged she was a little nervous when she took over the program. The team has started practice and will be headed to Italy in a few weeks for a foreign tour. "What I admired most about Sheryl during this process was that she took ownership of everything that has happened to her, and that is a very hard thing to do, to be so honest," Storm said.