Simply Stunning. The BasketCases were very fortunate to be in the audience tonight at what was (as far as we know) Sheryl Swoopes's first public appearance following her back surgery ten days ago. Sheryl was here in D.C. to be honored by the Human Rights Campaign at HRC's annual national dinner. Sheryl was elegant, gracious and stunning in a gold, form fitting, sleeveless, backless gown with a plunging neckline. Even the gay men in the audience gave her two thumbs up!
Sheryl a Mystic? Sheryl was introduced by none other than our favorite WNBA owner, Sheila Johnson (who looked pretty fabulous herself!). Sheryl began her speech by saying that while her agent, who was in the audience, had told her not to mention this, she wanted Sheila to know that while she loves Texas, "I am a free agent." This elicited a standing ovation from the Mystics fans in the audience.
It was wonderful to see Sheryl looking so well so soon after her surgery. We wish her a full recovery and a return to the court!
[The BasketCases apologize to our loyal readers for not having a photo of Sheryl from tonight's event. But this was a black tie affair, and our camera bag just did not go with our formal wear; with all those gay men in attendance, we simply could not commit such a fashion faux pas!]