Maura Healey Is Still Better at Basketball Than You Will Ever Be
— Maura Healey (@MassAGO) September 7, 2016
Attorney General Maura Healey’s jaw-dropping, no-look pass in a recent charity basketball game might be worth comparison to “Pistol” Pete Maravich, though a few folks in the Massachusettts gun lobby may disagree.
Healey joined former Celtics coach Doc Rivers, city chief-of-staff Dan Koh, ESPN’s Jackie MacMullan, and the Globe‘s Bob Ryan at TD Garden for the sixth-annual Hoop Dreams event, benefiting Action for Boston Community Development’s WorkSMART initiative, which helps low-income students stay in school.
Co-captain of the women’s basketball team during her time at Harvard, Healey played professional ball in Austria for two years before returning stateside to pursue her law degree at Northeastern University. She once scrimmaged in a tryout for the legendary Pat Summitt’s U.S. national team, and when the winningest coach in NCAA Division I history passed away this summer, she penned a heartfelt tribute for ESPN.
Shortly after she and Gov. Charlie Baker were elected in 2014, the two engaged in a friendly game of Horse, which Healey came from behind to win. At a February rally in New Hampshire for Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, Healey tossed on her old Winnacunnet High School uniform.