One-on-One With DiDi Richards - Swimsuit |

When DiDi Richards was growing up in Houston, she was shy and studious, preferring to stay in and do her homework instead of going out to play basketball. Her father changed that. 

“One day, my dad was like, ‘You have to play sports. You have to do something. You're not supposed to sit around the house and do homework.’ He forced me to play basketball,” says the New York Liberty guard. “I hated every second of it, every single second. It forced me to sweat (something I hated), work out (something I hated), and also talk to people (I don’t want to talk to anybody). I was really shy and I think basketball was what I needed in life to become who I am.’”


SI Staff