(Sports Spectrum) Right after securing a place in the Tokyo Olympics as a member of the U.S. women’s 3×3 basketball team on Sunday, Kelsey Plum paused for a moment to take it all in before rattling off a list of people she wanted to recognize.
“I just want to thank a lot of people: God, my mom, my family, my friends,” she said. “I want to thank USA Basketball. They could’ve quit on me. They could’ve said, ‘We’re going to bring somebody else,’ and they didn’t. I’m just super grateful to my teammates, I mean, man, this was a battle.”