“Out There Against Cheryl Miller”: Resurfaced Clip from Kim Mulkey’s College Basketball Days Gives a Glimpse of Her Competitiveness Before Elite 8 Clash

Published 04/01/2024, 7:52 AM EDT

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LSU WBB’s mastermind, Kim Mulkey, has always been under a wide microscope. However, following her Washington Post controversy, the focus has been zoomed in. However, what seemed to be a red room of horror got a ray of bright sunlight. Did you know that before winning four NCAA Division I Tournaments as a coach, the now 61-year-old Hall of Famer grabbed the very first championship in the NCAA WBB history? That too against the basketball legend known for her consecutive National Title wins at USC, Cheryl Miller.

A basketball follower recently posted a video montage of Kim Mulkey as a college player at Louisiana Tech. The clips show the point guard going against Miller to make some swift assists and impressive baskets. While the X user says he is not a fan of the LSU Coach, he confessed that it is hard to not watch her play on a loop. The user captioned the post saying, “Since Kim Mulkey is the topic of convo this am.”


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Kim Mulkey has won multiple accolades in her time as a Lady Techster. Even before the NCAA for women’s basketball was founded, she brought in the then National Award AIAW Division I tournament trophy to Louisiana Tech.

Nevertheless, fans have mixed reactions to watching the 5’4″ hooper wreak havoc against her opponents at USC.

What do fans think of a collegiate Kim Mulkey?

While most people are still focusing on the reports of her as a coach at Baylor and LSU, some people are just adoring the young version. Her dedication towards basketball and her ability as a playmaker are clearly visible as she takes over USC and others with ease. Following the same, a fan commented on her making a successful pass, with Cheryl Miller standing right in between.

Another X user simply asked if the women’s basketball has stopped advancing. Certainly, the 80s was an insane time for the NCAA WBB. However, there is no denying that today’s team can surely show the 80’s teams a thing or two about competition.


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Meanwhile, a bunch of people were just busy comparing Mulkey’s looks to other people.

A handful of basketball fans couldn’t stop but be in awe of how today’s Tiger Kim Mulkey was on the floor.

Others simply warned the world of what Kim Mulley could do with the LSU Tigers in her grip.


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Seems like the world has not lost its hope completely with the celebrated head coach. But whether the Lady Tigers will be able to repeat their heroic win once again will be an achievement worth waiting for. Especially, with a huge recap moment in the cards as they battle their 2023 NCAA title opponents in Caitlin Clark and Iowa. But until then, what are your thoughts about a young Kim Mulkey as a basketball sensation for her Louisiana Tech team?


Written by:

Srashti Sharma


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Srashti Sharma is an NBA writer at EssentiallySports, known for her in-depth researching skills. From the very first time that she heard about Kobe Bryant, she herself cultivated a Mamba Mentality. She loves the competitive nature of the sport which fuels her inner sportswoman.
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Edited by:

Pragya Vashisth