A conversation with Rebecca Bronson contains plurals.
She’s won five WNBA titles, more than anyone else in league history. Despite being a powerful 6-foot-2 striker, she’s led the league in career rebounds up to a friend and teammate. Passed by Sylvia Fowles. She is one of the best defenders in WNBA history.
She is also a business owner, entrepreneur, Bally Sports Analyst Timberwolves and assistant coach for Minnesota Lynx.
Bronson knows what a championship team looks like. She recently shared her views on the teams playing at Target Center and more.
On Timberwolves: “I think they’ve all been bought, and that’s the first step. When you go to the practices and you watch how they work and the way they approach things, they mostly buy what [coach Chris] Wanting to get the most out of this team, which is probably the best team the Wolves could ever have, says Finch. …
“Now, will there be obstacles on the road? Yes…I think they’ll get 50 wins, but it won’t be pretty all the time.”
On Warriors star Draymond Green, teammate Jordan Paul, and Reggie Miller saying that good teams fight more than bad teams: “It’s so true. I don’t know if you should hit any of your teammates, but when you’re excited and you really want to succeed, you care more about what’s going on. You care more when someone isn’t listening or not showing up. … I was around teams that didn’t win and they didn’t care, maybe they were having fun and laughing a lot. When you achieve success and you want more success, the level goes up.”
on the wolves win the opening Wednesday: “They went up 16, then went down six, and I think they kind of went back to some of the things that were going on last year. Like Vinci said, the ball got sticky…
They’ll have to know, ‘How long?’ Who needs a shot here? What do I have to do to get this? The good thing is that they respect [Finch] Enough to listen to what he feels they have to do, and that’s half the battle. ”
In a Lynx Championship race it’s almost impossible to replicate: “It’s been a long time since Lynx has been in this situation – maybe not since 2009 or 2010, when we really started changing what Lynx was before that. That era is over. Syl has been the last piece of everything we’ve built for the past 10 years. We’re in a transition period and maybe we’ll have to discover a different gameplay and get some new pieces…
“You can never take winning for granted. It was a very special time.”
In the making of the Hall of Fame: “I went to Lindsay Whalen’s Hall of Fame حفلWhich was amazing. I was so happy to share that moment with her. But it was crazy to see the life extension some people had been waiting for, to be in the hall. … you see people who are 80 years old, or who have passed away, and are represented by their families as they come in. So I feel like waiting in the Hall of Fame gets on your nerves badly. …I don’t want to ride there. ”
Staying in Minnesota after her career ended, she became a mother and broadcaster, and started Sweet Troo Vi, a vegan cookie company, with her wife:
“Love it here. My son just turned 4, so we’re pretty much stuck here now. It would be horrible to take him away from his friends. I love working at Bally Sports, I love working with Timberwolves, I love with the Lynx…
“We have a vegan cookie company. [Wolves president of basketball operations] Tim Connelly had one the other day, and he loved it, and he said, ‘Man, I can’t lie – when I heard it was vegan, I thought it was going to be bad. “