Luckily, she found an escape — and it was right outside her bedroom window. But the thing that I really dealt with was that drop when I left the court.“Basketball was a release from the things that I was dealing within my family structure,” she says. It was something that I did not address, and eventually it got worse.” On the court, though, she seemed invincible, leading the University of Tennessee women’s basketball team to three consecutive championships.WNBA legend Chamique Holdsclaw - one of the greatest female basketball players ever - has been released from jail on 0,000 bail and wearing an ankle tag after allegedly trying to 'blow up' her ex-girlfriend's car.Holdsclaw, 35, who won Olympic gold in 2000, has been charged with two counts of aggravated assault, possession of a firearm, two counts of criminal damage to property and reckless conduct after the alleged attack on her former partner Jennifer Lacy's Range Rover.Lacy was uninjured but said she felt scared when Holdsclaw was following her, according to the police report obtained by TMZ. She issued the following statement through the Shock, according to the Associated Press: "I want to thank my family, friends, fans and Shock family for their concern during this difficult time. Olympic team in the 2000 Games, winning the gold medal.
It was the latest, and most serious, outward sign of the depression that she has struggled to control ever since she became a pro player.
She was called “the female Michael Jordan” — and if anyone was likely to make the WNBA wildly popular, it was Chamique Holdsclaw.
But her biggest opponent wasn’t on the basketball court: It was her mind.
Holdsclaw is one of the most famous women's basketball stars, having played 12 seasons with the WNBA, according to the Journal-Constitution. Her memoir, "Breaking Through: Beating the Odds Shot after Shot," details her childhood in a Queens, N.
Y., project, her struggles with depression and an attempted suicide.