- Representing USA
Tamika Catchings is a multiple record breaker, a four-time Olympic Games gold medallist and one of Basketball’s all-time greats.
But her off-court reputation and work as an ambassador and work with underprivileged children matches a domestic and international career that stands up to any female player in history and explains the affection in which she is held.
The first Games title came with the all-conquering United States team at Athens 2004, with successive wins coming at Beijing 2008, London 2012 and Rio 2016.
And when she retired soon after the fourth victory in Brazil following the end of the domestic season with Indiana Fever, her incredible statistics backed up the legendary status.
Catchings scored a career-total 7,380 points and a record 3,316 rebounds, as well as claiming another record with 1,074 steals.
The New Jersey-born forward’s talents also took her to successful spells in Turkey, Russia, South Korea and Poland.
But it was in her homeland where Catchings became such a star, ending her career as a ten-time WNBA All-Star, a twelve-time All-WNBA selection and a WNBA champion and Finals MVP from 2012.
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