Mientras LeBron James made history by taking the Razzie for Worst Actor for his role in ‘Space Jam: A New Legacy’, Shaquille O’Neal y Stephen Curry become protagonists in the oscar gala al succeed Kobe Bryant as the only NBA players with a statuette in their possession.
The point guard of the Golden State Warriors and the former NBA center have been awarded by the Academy for their participation as executive producers of ‘The Queen of Basketball’a story about the figure of Lusia Harris, the great pioneer of women’s basketball in United States.
“I wish Lucy could have been here for this victory, but I’m sure she’ll be celebrating in heaven,” he wrote. Shaq on his social media account to celebrate an award that also came with a claim before the cameras when Ben Proudfoot, director of the shortaddressed directly to Joe Biden, President of the United States, to ask “what bring Brittney Griner back home”.
Lusia Harris, a pioneer chosen in the draft
Lusia Harris was, in addition to first women’s basketball scorer in an Olympic Gamesthe Only woman officially selected in the draft by an NBA team After being chosen by the New Orleans Jazz in the seventh round of 1977, but did not try out for the team because she was pregnant at the time.
Harris scored the first basket in the history of women’s basketball at the Olympic Games in Montreal in 1976, where she won the silver medal with the United States team. also won three consecutive NCAA titles with Delta State University in the 1970s. His averages were 25.9 points and 14.4 rebounds and the balance of the team while she was there was 109-6. No one in the history of the institution has surpassed their limits of 2,981 points and 1,662 rebounds. Years after finishing her degree, In 1992, she was inducted into the Hall of Fame, the first black woman to achieve that honor.