Born in Pineland, Texas, Weatherspoon was a health and physical education major and star basketball player at Louisiana Tech.
Here’s a little background: rumor has it that Monifah was involved in a longterm, abusive relationship with Teresa Weatherspoon, 46, a retired WNBA player who now coaches the Louisiana Tech Lady Techsters basketball team.
Weatherspoon allegedly dispensed regular beat downs whenever Monifah got out of line.
In 2016, Weatherspoon was named in the WNBA Top [email protected]
Weatherspoon was selected to represent the USA at the inaugural Goodwill games, held in Moscow in July 1986.
After college, Weatherspoon played overseas in Italy, France and Russia for 8 years.
Weatherspoon is one of the original players of the WNBA in 1997 when she joined the New York Liberty in the WNBA's inaugural season.
The third game was against Czechoslovakia and would be much closer, ending in a 78–70 victory.
The USA faced Bulgaria in the semi-final match up, and again won, this time 67–58.
April 2, 2009 saw Louisiana Tech shed the interim label and name Teresa head women's basketball coach.
In 2011, she was voted in by fans as one of the Top 15 players in the fifteen-year history of the WNBA.
A talented ball-handler and charismatic leader, her energetic play quickly endeared her to the fans and media in New York.