Atlanta Dream still believes

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The struggles and successes of the Atlanta Dream have been chronicled here. Unfortunately, once the season started the former soon outweighed the latter.

But the New York Times provides a fresh look at the WNBA’s newest franchise, from their youthful roster to the inner calm that helped the team weather an 0-17 start.

As confetti floated down on the players, their relief was evident as they high-fived front-row spectators and hurled T-shirts into outstretched arms. Coach Marynell Meadors frolicked about in a pantsuit she could now wear again. Guard Tamera Young unleashed screams of joy, shaking the retro-college pigtails that had replaced her standard ponytail a week earlier. Players who had grumbled before the game about having to wear orange wristbands in conjunction with a charity promotion no longer wanted to remove them.

“I had forgotten what winning felt like,” guard Betty Lennox said.

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