Maryland’s women’s basketball team was ousted from the NCAA tournament after losing 81-58 in their Final Four matchup against Connecticut. But hours earlier, the New York Times published a glowing profile on one of their star players, and her NBA pedigree.
“Maryland’s Lexie Brown was cradled in the hands of a slam dunk champion,” the article begins. Brown’s father is Dee Brown, a 12-year NBA veteran best known for winning the 1991 slam dunk contest with a stunning no-look dunk.
Lexie Brown has made a name for herself as “a model point guard, measuring defenders and calculating angles, all while considering her options at warp speed.”
While the Times article credits much of her success on the court to her upbringing, there is acknowledgement that Brown’s basketball career is not the deranged project of her father. “Her dream just happened to look a lot like his,” we are assured.
On to next year!