Tamika Catchings

New Sculptures Unveiled in Sports Legends Avenue of Champions at The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis

Basketball legend Tamika Catchings has received countless honors and awards over the course of her career. But on Tuesday morning at The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis, Catchings was honored in a new way, as the museum unveiled a bronze statue of the four-time Olympic gold medalist.

“I’ve never had a statue, maybe a couple drawings from some kids, but this is absolutely amazing,” Catchings said.

Catchings was one of 16 sports legends honored with a statue as part of the Sports Legends Avenue of Champions, a series of sculptures displayed throughout the new outdoor Sports Legends Experience, which opened in March.

In addition to Catchings, three other basketball icons with ties to Pacers Sports & Entertainment were emblazoned in bronze.

Hall of Fame sharpshooter Reggie Miller shares a statue with Hall of Fame coach and broadcaster Bobby “Slick” Leonard, a fitting tribute as Leonard’s “Boom Baby!” call after a Pacers 3-pointer became synonymous with Miller, who made 2,560 threes in his 18-year career.

 

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