Rodgers has battled through tough circumstances all her life — 23 years which, as Williams said, "ain't been a fairy tale."
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"Never in my 30 years of basketball did I have a kid get MVP who didn't start," said Williams, whose past players include Allen Iverson and Alonzo Mourning. "We've had nine lottery picks, two No. 1 picks and nobody ain't never done that."