In the postgame bedlam, Lanette's piercing squeal cut the air like a thunderclap as she pulled Charlton close. They stole a quick hug before she shooed him off to collect his Most Outstanding Player award. As teammates and well-wishers closed around him, a drained Charlton struggled to lift the heavy bronze trophy. Morris stepped from the crowd and lent a hand, and together they searched for a place to set it down. Ever the scold, Lanette would have none of it. "Hey, wait, you two! I want a picture of this!" she bellowed. When Charlton winced his disapproval, she stared daggers and said, "Give me a break. You know it's not that heavy."
Her eyes growing misty, Lanette steadied herself for this picture, as player and coach easily nestled the statue up against their chests. She was right, of course. It didn't seem heavy at all.