Tina Charles has an Olympic gold medal, a WNBA MVP Award, and is regarded as one of the best players in the world.
At 28, she is at the top of her game.
But just days after celebrating her birthday in late December, Charles began work on somehow elevating her game. Charles, seven years removed from UConn, returned to New York from her professional job in China with the intent of tinkering and improving.
She was in the gym in early January, practicing with Teresa Weatherspoon, New York Liberty director of player development. There was work on the perimeter shot and fine-tuning of her low-post game, as well as a focus on the minutia and time devoted to some new aspects...