Originally posted on FOX Sports  |  Last updated 5/22/13

BEIJING - AUGUST 11: Tamika Catchings #10 of the United States looks on prior to playing against China in a women's basketball preliminary game on Day 3 of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games at the Wukesong Indoor Stadium on August 11, 2008 in Beijing, China. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
Tamika Catchings grew accustomed to hearing the annual question. Can you win a championship? The ring was the only thing missing from a sterling resume that included three gold medals, five defensive MVPs, seven All-Star appearances and the league's 2011 MVP Award. So when she walked into Bankers Life Fieldhouse last week, Catchings was all smiles. Winning a championship can do that. ''It's a relief,'' the WNBA Finals MVP said. ''Just a lot lifted off your shoulders. All that pressure. Not even pressure, but that feeling of - you already know before you come in, you're already in your mind kind of preparing an answer to the question. `OK, what am I going to say because I know they're going to ask me is this the year?' You try to figure out different ways to say it.'' The question now is whether the Fever can repeat as champs. The Fever open the regular season Friday at San Antonio. Indiana returns 10 players from a team that went 22-12, earned the second seed in the Eastern Con...
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