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Nike Honors WNBA Pioneer Tamika Catchings

Nike Honors WNBA Pioneer Tamika Catchings

Four-time Olympic gold medalist and WNBA superstar Tamika Catchings is retiring as the 2016 season concludes.

Nike Basketball paid tribute to Catchings with a tweet reminding everyone of her greatness on and off the basketball court.

According to espnW, Catchings embarked on a Legacy Tour where she issued grants to local partners to promote literacy, fitness, and mentoring to 12 cities.

Over the course of her career, Catchings was selected to 11 All-Star teams and seven All-WNBA first teams, was named a five-time defensive player of the year, and was recognized as one of the league's 20 greatest players.

Finishing the season with 3,308 rebounds, she becomes the WNBA's all-time leader in rebounds – passing legendary Lisa Leslie.

NEXT: Throwback Thursday: Lisa Leslie »

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