MINNEAPOLIS Seimone Augustus remembers winning a championship last October in Atlanta.
She remembers, but it's blurry. She and her teammates talk about it sometimes still, here in the midst of their next title chase, but the details sometimes elude them. They're too focused on the here and now, on Chicago and then Indiana and then Indiana again. They're thinking about Los Angeles next week, then Phoenix and finally San Antonio.
The Lynx know what comes next. They know it like their lives depend on it, and they know how much they want what lies at the end.
These are some of the most competitive women in the world. They've won NCAA championships and WNBA titles. They have gold medals and resumes teeming with individual honors. They have European championships. There are too many accolades to dwell on and no way to compare them. And to process all that, to file away past success and build on it, they have the best kind of short-term memories.
"As an athlete, you're conditioned to ...