For those who may not recognize her, the woman above (who seems to have borrowed a few no-longer needed items from Coach Frese's closet) is none other than the Mystics' starting point guard and former WNBA All-Star, Nikki Teasley. That's right . . . ! So just when we thought we were done with basketball-related baby watches for awhile, apparently we were WRONG!!! Some months from now, hopefully Nikki will be the Mom of a happy healthy baby. (Aside to Mark and Brenda: Playdate!)
Of course, while we congratulate Nikki, we can't deny that this presents a challenge to the Mystics, who will be missing a veteran starter this summer. But drama is the Mystics' middle name, so they're used to coping with the unexpected . . . and the organization already appears to be taking steps to deal with Nikki's unanticipated leave.
Today, in an apparent effort to secure some backup for Nikki T's backup, Diva Nikki Blue, the Mystics signed Minnesota Lynx PG (and former Boston College Eagle) Amber Jacobs to an offer sheet. The Lynx have until March 15 to decide whether to match DC's offer. If they don't, Jacobs joins the Mystics. If they do . . . well, on to plan B . . . whatever that is!