Monday, August 28, 2006

She Appreciates Good Music, Too

This is why I love Billie Jean King. Not because she's been an unflappable crusader for the rights of women, gays and lesbians and people of color; not because she's helped bring tennis to the masses; not because she kicked Bobby Riggs to the curb during that groundbreaking match in '73.

I love Billie Jean because even after they named the U.S. Open facility after her in an emotional ceremony Monday night, instead of providing the obligatory photo op with the commemorative plaque, she shook her groove thang as Aretha's "R-E-S-P-E-C-T" wailed through the speakers. Still kickin it at 62.

I should be so lucky.


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