KJZZ staff and the Valley jazz community lost a true friend this week. Paul Anderson passed away unexpectedly Jan. 20.
You Let Some Girl Beat You? The Story of Ann Meyers Drysdale
Ann Meyers Drysdale recounts her experience being the lone woman to try out for the NBA’s Indiana Pacers -- two decades before the WNBA was formed.
Meyers Drysdale says for some people involved, the tryout was a publicity stunt, but for her it was completely serious. She says it was probably more difficult for the men during tryouts to be beaten by a girl than it was for her to worry about what they thought about her. Meyers Drysdale says she owes a lot to the women who came before her, she just happened to be around when the media took interest in women in sports. Meyers Drysdale says there’s still a long way to go before women gain equality, but there’s certainly been progress with Title IX.