publication date: Saturday, January 13, 2007 (part of Round XXIX)

category: Sports

clue: Diving, pouncing, and lunging for golden glory have helped this womanizing basketballer streak to success.

explanation: Swoopes was an accomplished basketball player for the Houston Comets ("streak") and winner of an Olympic gold medal ("golden glory") who famously came out as a lesbian ("womanizing") in 2005. The phrase "diving, pouncing, and lunging" was a play on her last name. more…

solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Steve West, Steve Dunn, Amy Austin, and Elliot Farney

trivia: Incorrect guesses for this goo included three for Wilt Chamberlain, and one each for Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant, Dennis Rodman, Allen Iverson, Manu Ginobili, Latrell Sprewell, Carmelo Anthony, Teresa Edwards, Hakeen Olajuwon, and Larry Johnson.


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