But Lilly was not just another sideshow. She deserved to be on the team, which fell just short of making this month's playoffs. The 5'4" sprite with a wavy blonde ponytail may not look the part, but she was one of the most skilled players in the league.
"She is treated like any other player," Warthog forward Dante Washington said after the Dallas game. "The only thing separate is the locker room. But there, she really isn't missing much. Just locker room talk, and the locker room talk is not necessarily about women."
As if on cue, Lilly appeared in the hallway. Since this G-rated locker room talk was about a woman—one with a deadly left-footed shot—Lilly smiled sheepishly. She picked up her pace as she passed the open door to the room, which was littered with crushed beer cans, dirty socks and crumpled jocks, and realized she wasn't missing much at all.