Bec Cole sees the good, the bad and the ugly of social media every time she logs on.
The gun Southside Flyers veteran is among the fittest women in the WNBL — and perhaps in Australia.
A meticulous professional who has lived in the gym ever since she wrecked her knee as a teenager, the 31-year-old has steadily built her social media profile around basketball and fitness.
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As her star has risen, Cole has used her platform for good as an ambassador for Lymphoma Australia, after her father Gary Cole, a former Socceroo, was diagnosed with the disease. She’s also partnered with companies that align with her values to supplement her basketball income.
With that, though, comes the ugliness of humanity many athletes are forced to deal with.