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Maya Moore Is An Absolute Legend

There's talking about it and then there's being about it. Maya Moore is very much about it. For those who aren't really aware of how good Maya Moore is, imagine LeBron James walking away from the NBA while HE IS IN HIS PRIME to fight for social justice? That's the level of talent we're talking about with Maya Moore. She's essentially the WNBA's LeBron. The #1 pick in the 2011 WNBA draft, you tell me if this is an impressive resume 

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What Maya Moore chose to do is in my opinion one of the most selfless things we've ever seen happen in sports. You simply do not see one of the GOATs to ever play a sport and one of the most decorated basketball players ever halt their career in their prime to fight against an injustice. She's one of the only 2 players in WNBA history to win the league's regular season MVP, Finals MVP, and All Star MVP.

For those who don't know the story, Johnathan Irons was wrongfully convicted in 1998 and sentenced to 50 years in prison. You can read more about the story here. After the 2018 season,  Maya Moore announced that she was walking away and has spent the last few years advocating for criminal justice reform. True hero shit. 

Given what's happening in the world at the moment, a story like this is pretty inspirational. I don't know how many high profile athletes at the top of their profession would make a choice like this, but I imagine the list is extremely short. Maya Moore didn't just talk about it she went out and did it and didn't stop no matter what obstacles were in her way. If you don't think she's a legend then you're just being an asshole.

And don't even think of saying shit about the WNBA either. Maya Moore would DESTROY you on the court without breaking a sweat.