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Isaac
Two weeks ago

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Penny Taylor marries former teammate Diana Taurasi

Quite the basketball match-up:

Phoenix Mercury star guard Diana Taurasi has married former teammate Penny Taylor, who now works for the team as an executive.

Taurasi and Taylor were married Saturday, which Taurasi described as "one of the happiest days we've ever had."

Taurasi, 34, has spent her entire WNBA career with the Mercury since being drafted by Phoenix with the No. 1 overall pick in 2004. Taurasi and Taylor were teammates with the Mercury for parts of 10 seasons before Taylor retired last year and was hired as the team's director of player development.
ESPN story

They won championships together in 2007, 2009 and 2014.

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Anonymous
Two weeks ago
15:05 16 May 17

Reply #636014

re: Penny Taylor marries former teammate Diana Taurasi

Wasn't Penny Taylor married to a bloke?
Obviously things must have changed since I last heard that!!


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Anonymous
Two weeks ago
15:17 16 May 17

Reply #636016

re: Penny Taylor marries former teammate Diana Taurasi

This happens a lot due to peer pressure in WNBA, LPGA etc. One minute they are with a guy then....


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Anonymous
Two weeks ago
15:19 16 May 17

Reply #636018

re: Penny Taylor marries former teammate Diana Taurasi

^Please tell me that was a joke.


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Anonymous
Two weeks ago
15:23 16 May 17

Reply #636019

re: Penny Taylor marries former teammate Diana Taurasi

LPGA players have converted a lot of formerly straight players to the other side.


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Anonymous
Two weeks ago
15:30 16 May 17

Reply #636020

re: Penny Taylor marries former teammate Diana Taurasi

oh dear...


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Truer than Paul Pierce
Two weeks ago
15:51 16 May 17

Reply #636024

re: Penny Taylor marries former teammate Diana Taurasi

Yes, she was married to Rodrigo Rodrigues Gil, a Brazilian volleyballer. That guy was bi and now she's married a dike.

Congrats to Penny. Awesome chick.


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Anonymous
Two weeks ago
17:26 16 May 17

Reply #636037

re: Penny Taylor marries former teammate Diana Taurasi

Won't somebody please think of the children!!!1


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CT
Two weeks ago
18:12 16 May 17

Reply #636055

re: Penny Taylor marries former teammate Diana Taurasi

Yes, clearly that's why people 'choose' to be gay: peer pressure. Top of the class, genius.


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koberulz
Two weeks ago
18:21 16 May 17

Reply #636060

re: Penny Taylor marries former teammate Diana Taurasi

It's the same reason there are no homosexual people outside of women's pro sports.


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Anonymous
Two weeks ago
18:40 16 May 17

Reply #636066

re: Penny Taylor marries former teammate Diana Taurasi

Obviously there are butches everywhere, in sport or outside of it.

The butches within these sporting circles are instigators and bullies. LPGA great example.


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Anonymous
Two weeks ago
18:41 16 May 17

Reply #636067

re: Penny Taylor marries former teammate Diana Taurasi

http://www.theblaze.com/news/2017/02/22/former-wnba-player-i-was-bullied-for-being-straight/


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Cram
Two weeks ago
18:43 16 May 17

Reply #636070

re: Penny Taylor marries former teammate Diana Taurasi

Congrats to them both. Luckily they're in a country where they can actually legally get married.

Briefly spoke to DT in Rio and she seemed very genuine on top of being a superstar.


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{
Two weeks ago
18:45 16 May 17

Reply #636071

re: Penny Taylor marries former teammate Diana Taurasi

why is this a big deal it's their private life and choice


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Anonymous
Two weeks ago
18:48 16 May 17

Reply #636072

re: Penny Taylor marries former teammate Diana Taurasi

Dam you religious people... grow up.


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Anonymous
Two weeks ago
18:48 16 May 17

Reply #636073

re: Penny Taylor marries former teammate Diana Taurasi

The Candice Wiggins story is very alarming.


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{
Two weeks ago
18:58 16 May 17

Reply #636075

re: Penny Taylor marries former teammate Diana Taurasi

Candice can have her view as well.


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Anonymous
Two weeks ago
19:00 16 May 17

Reply #636077

re: Penny Taylor marries former teammate Diana Taurasi

She can, but shouldn't be bullied about it.


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skull
Two weeks ago
19:44 16 May 17

Reply #636085

re: Penny Taylor marries former teammate Diana Taurasi

I wont believe any of this until I have video evidence.....


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very old
Two weeks ago
21:14 16 May 17

Reply #636093

re: Penny Taylor marries former teammate Diana Taurasi

I wish them both all the best . PT is all class as a player and as a person, sexual orientation is totally irrelevant.

However -- I'm also certain there's an opportunity for a very politically incorrect ( and possibly offensive) Simon Kerle sledge in here somewhere,

But given he's now a "Good Guy" http://www.adelaidenow.com.au/sport/basketball/former-nbl-wild-man-simon-kerle-to-help-adelaide-36ers-at-blitz-tournament-in-brisbane/news-story/98c644e143f58219ed1d75a22a2752ed

and as I also don't want to be tagged as a conservative right wing religious gay-basher I'll refrain.. ;)


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Anonymous
Two weeks ago
21:18 16 May 17

Reply #636095

re: Penny Taylor marries former teammate Diana Taurasi

Shane Heal sledge then?


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Stepback
Two weeks ago
22:33 16 May 17

Reply #636101

re: Penny Taylor marries former teammate Diana Taurasi

Wow some very ignorant posts on this topic. I previously had more respect for some of the people that post on this forum. If people are gay, the sport that a person plays has absolutely no bearing on there sexuality. Perhaps it is more likely that gay women tend to be stronger at certain sports as it those that they attracted to compete in rather than the sport that has made that person gay...


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Anonymous
Two weeks ago
22:51 16 May 17

Reply #636105

re: Penny Taylor marries former teammate Diana Taurasi

Agreed, Stepback. This thread is an embarrassment to this message board.


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koberulz
Two weeks ago
22:59 16 May 17

Reply #636106

re: Penny Taylor marries former teammate Diana Taurasi

This thread is an embarrassment to this message board.
Really?


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Anonymous
Two weeks ago
23:02 16 May 17

Reply #636107

re: Penny Taylor marries former teammate Diana Taurasi

I said an embarrassment, not the only embarrassment, and I stand by that even if you're a fan of it.


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Anonymous
Two weeks ago
00:11 17 May 17

Reply #636109

re: Penny Taylor marries former teammate Diana Taurasi

This probably made the Opals awkward.


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Anonymous
Two weeks ago
01:14 17 May 17

Reply #636111

re: Penny Taylor marries former teammate Diana Taurasi

Great thread brings back memories.

P.S. who bagged Carmel after the divorce?


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sharna
Two weeks ago
09:54 17 May 17

Reply #636125

re: Penny Taylor marries former teammate Diana Taurasi

Why would this make the opals awkward?They have had a gay coach, gay players and straight players no one cares. It caused some issues between LJ and PT for alittle while as it is LJ ex but that was so long ago and sorted.
PT has been with her wife for 8 years maybe you cave men should come out from under the rock. She was married to the man who she couldn't even speak the same language as and spent most of their time apart for like 3yrs hardly worth counting.

People amaze me when they think something MAKES you gay... so uneducated. so if you joined a gay sports team as a straight man you would become a gay male... i dont think- same thing here but if you do have gay/lesbian tendencies you might meet the person you love just like anywhere else.
Australia is so embarrassing sometimes.
Congrats to PT and DT - most men are just jealous and wish they could pull someone as hot as PT


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Anonymous
Two weeks ago
09:58 17 May 17

Reply #636126

re: Penny Taylor marries former teammate Diana Taurasi

Well said Sharna

Nothing "makes you gay"


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Isaac
Two weeks ago
09:18 18 May 17

Reply #636183

re: Penny Taylor marries former teammate Diana Taurasi

Well done people. Managed to take some nice basketball news and end with me deleting loads of comments and locking it. And it's 2017.


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