The Comets begin the season favored to join the Boston Celtics as only the second pro basketball team to four-peat. But Cooper is 37, and Thompson's chance to move up in Houston's firm is coming, unless the woman who is always paddling against the current suddenly decides to scrap basketball and become a lawyer. She plans to take the LSAT this winter, so one way or another, it may not be long before Tina Thompson finally gets her chance to command a court.
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