Mistie Bass' eyes dance at the mere mention of her father Chubby Checker.
Why wouldn't they? People all over the world see him as a rock and roll icon that made "The Twist" famous.
But to the Canberra Capitals' United States import Mistie Bass, "he's just my dad".
There's no doubt Checker will be keeping an eye on his daughter from the other side of the globe when she battles WNBL veteran Suzy Batkovic and the Townsville Fire on Friday night.
Bass has played a huge role in getting Canberra off to an unbeaten start and it'll only get tougher - she then faces Melbourne Boomers star Elizabeth Cambage at the National Convention Centre on Sunday.
The WNBA championship winner has quickly become a fan favourite in Canberra - but jokes she might still have some catching up to do to be on par with her father.
"I hear they love him down here, that's what my dad says at least," Bass laughed.
"I come from a legend shall I say, a music rock and roll legend. It's funny to say that because he's my dad. I don't really see him in that light. I mean I do, but 90 per cent of the time he's just my dad.
"I know a lot of people get excited about that but to me he's just my dad."
She still remembers the moment she realised her dad wasn't just an ordinary person - she was seven years old, standing on a garbage can so she could see over the masses at a Summerfest music festival in Milwaukee.
Bass saw starry-eyed fans all around her singing Checker's songs and cheering as he performed, and she's become accustomed to a similar reception in her 12-year professional career.
Checker rarely watches Bass play live - he can't stand the tension - but she's still got family on hand when the Capitals are playing.
Bass says Canberra's family-first mantra made the Capitals a perfect fit with her husband Shane Boyd - a former NFL quarterback plying his trade in the Arena Football League - and baby boy Braven joining her.
For the most part, the 33-year-old forward has loved her time down under, but one thing left her "kind of disappointed" - she was yet to spot a kangaroo almost a month into her stay.
It's been a completely new experience and almost a complete role reversal - Bass has been "pursuing dreams" on the court and Boyd has been doing the laundry.
He has even earned the nickname "Mr Dad" after spending so much time with four-month-old Braven.
"I think he loves it, I think he loves being able to be with his son every day," Bass said.
"He takes him to the gym because he likes to play basketball. I'll find him over here [at the University of Canberra gym] washing clothes and playing basketball, so it's pretty cool."
So, is Braven going to be a basketball star, a football player or a singer?
"We have no idea, we're just going to watch - he might be a baseball player," Bass said.
"His dad was a baseball player and was actually drafted to the MLB and he decided to go for football instead. Who knows, we'll just have to see what he clings on to as he gets older."
WNBL ROUND TWO
Friday: Townsville Fire v Canberra Capitals at Townsville Stadium, 8pm.
Sunday: Canberra Capitals v Melbourne Boomers at National Convention Centre, 3pm.