Tamika Catchings retirement ceremony

In her final regular-season game at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, Fever forward Tamika Catchings lead the team to an 83-60 win over the Wings.

Then came her retirement ceremony, which has to be the best such ceremony I’ve ever seen. Those speaking included the WNBA president, Fever president, the Indianapolis mayor, Lin Dunn, Stephanie White and Briann January. PS&E gave her $100,000 for her Catch the Stars Foundation, and then she received a new car.

Full video of this amazing event.

Tamika Catchings video tribute.

Pacers and former Pacers were in the house for the game too, including Reggie Miller and Paul George. Video tributes came in from several great athletes.

I’m still a bit overwhelmed, and especially considering what I had to go through to get wifi to stream the ceremony, as it wasn’t on TV. Right after the game, which was on ESPN2, coverage switched abruptly to football.

Way to go, Indiana Fever, in celebrating and doing it right for the GOAT.


Top plays from her career.

A force off the court, Catchings was a dynamo off of it.

Catchings story, part II.