Alana Beard Quotes

Alana Monique Beard (born May 14, 1982) is an American professional women's basketball player with the Los Angeles Sparks of the WNBA. She was the first Duke women's basketball player to have her jersey number (20) retired. She resides in the Washington, DC area, where she is founder and President of the Alana Beard Foundation. The foundation currently sponsors 7 AAU teams. Six teams are located in Maryland called Alana Beard's Future and one team in Shreveport, Louisiana called the Southern Mystics

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Alana Beard


“I'm going to use this disappointment as motivation for getting better, ... It was a hard year, the whole year, I'm not going to lie. I don't feel that I have played like I'm capable of playing.”

Alana Beard


“We were just ice cold in the first half. We were doing a good job executing our sets but we just weren't making the shots. In the second half, we were able to get going a little bit and create some momentum.”

Alana Beard


“I can't say that it's been any one thing that you can point to and say, 'That's the problem,' ... It's a lot of little things that add to the bigger picture. Defense wins games, and we haven't been playing it. We've been very inconsistent. Offensively, the continuity hasn't been there. It's one or two passes and a shot goes up. Our execution hasn't been there, and that's why we've lost some of these games that we could have won.”

Alana Beard


“She's our missing piece. We didn't have a point guard we could rely on. She can rock anybody.”

Alana Beard


“In the first half, we allowed them to do whatever they wanted,”

Alana Beard


“My intensity level and my mindset was at a different level tonight, ... That's where I've been trying to get to the entire season and I finally made it.”

Alana Beard


Black History Month is dedicated to heroes that paved the way for Black people. It's a month that's very imperative because it gives those who lack the knowledge of our heroes a chance to gain insight. It's not just about the month, it's about the years that it took for us to get to this one month and it's beyond placing a value on how much Black History Month really means to me.

Alana Beard


Trees and soils can absorb carbon dioxide released by fossil fuel burning. It would be great to subsidize responsible farmers and forest managers.

Alana Beard


“That's my running mate right there, ... Temeka had a great rookie year, and she's only going to get better. We're all going to get better. I love this organization, and I think we have a bright future.”

Alana Beard