It wasn’t just a championship game at Bankers Life Fieldhouse on Sunday night, it was a celebration, a homecoming, a melodrama and an affirmation all rolled into two-plus hours of a most hysterical Hoosier basketball moment.
Yes, the result was the first WNBA championship for the Indiana Fever, a gritty 87-78 win against defending champion Minnesota. But it was so much more than that.
This was a snapshot of everything that makes basketball the favorite son (and daughter) of folks in Indiana.
The celebration began long
before the opening tip, with