The BCs were shocked and extremely saddened by last night's news that Whitney Houston had died at the far too young age of 48. Whitney, an amazing performer, had one of the most extraordinary voices we have ever heard. What an incredible talent . . . what a terrible loss. Our condolences go out to her family.
So much of Whitney's music was memorable. But the BCs' greatest memory of Whitney is, without a doubt, her singing the National Anthem at the WNBA's Inaugural All Star Game in Madison Square Garden on July 14, 1999. We we privileged to be in the audience and experience it live. To this day, Whitney's rendition of the Star Spangled Banner that day is our favorite moment of any WNBA All Star Game . . . ever.
We found this video of that performance on You Tube, and as wonderful as the clip is, it doesn't even begin to convey what it was like to hear this in person. We post the video as a small tribute to an amazing performer. We will miss her. Rest in Peace, Whitney.