Why is it if anyone points something out about her it Has to be personal , can it not be a general observation?
It's a perfectly valid observation. I agree with it. She'd do better if she was mentally stronger. She'd do better with the refs, and she'd also not let opponents know that they're getting to her - which only further encourages them.
I'm just not sure I buy the role model stuff. She's there to play basketball, not to be everyone's favourite.
Diana Taurasi leads the wnba in techs every year.
Complains to refs constantly.
Doesn't take constant heat for being a poor role model.
She does from me to be honest. Not so much for the techs, but when she spits the dummy and stands around arguing over a non-call instead of getting back and playing defence then that's a real on-court problem. That must piss off her teammates as well as the coach/fans/refs.
I get that Liz is polarising. She is for me too. I just thought the harping on about being a role model for the kids was getting a bit too precious.
Anyway, it's good for the league to have some villains ;)