Why they call her Large Marge
Dydek, at 7'2", is the tallest player in WNBA history by four inches. In her fifth season playing center for the Utah Starzz she was leading the league in blocks (3.71 per game), flagrant fouls (three this year) and suspensions (two). She's spearheading the Starzz into a first-round playoff matchup that starts this week.
Why she calls herself a good girl
Is it her fault that she looms large in the low post, she wonders. This year the WNBA has been cracking down on fouls, and each of Dydek's flagrants (and suspensions) has come, she insists, as a result of her elbows being face-level with most players in the league. "It's not intentional," she says. "Most times, I don't even see the other player coming." The suspensions haven't spoiled her best all-around season: In addition to her blocks Dydek, 28, was averaging 13.3 points a game and was third in the WNBA in rebounding (9.1).
Her father is 6'7", her mother is 6'3", and Margo has an 85-inch wingspan.... A native of Warsaw, she played six seasons of pro ball in Europe before jumping to the WNBA, and she still plays in the old country during the off-season.... She once dunked in a game in Madrid but says she's still waiting for the right opportunity to do it in the U.S.