Power Point: Keep it close

July 31, 2008, 10:59 PM UTC

“Proximity is power. Give yourself a chance to win by keeping the score close.”

Good Morning America co-anchor Robin Roberts offered this insight to guests who honored her at yesterday’s WNBA Inspiration Award luncheon, which was also a send-off for the U.S. Women’s Olympic basketball team. Roberts remembered receiving this advice from coaches while playing for Southeastern Louisiana University. (She’s one of only three Lady Lions to score 1,000 career points and grab 1,000 career rebounds.) Roberts said that this is the approach she’s taking now in her fight against breast cancer: Even against the toughest opponents, if you you keep the score close, you might get a lucky break and win.