/ Sep 5, 2014 / 4:00 pm
Chicago. Phoenix. The Finals.
The most talented pure scorer in the league going up against the fiercely talented and sometimes controversial frontcourt force. Two of the sport’s most marketable stars stepping onto the league’s biggest stage for ownership of the game’s most coveted prize.
No, this isn’t 1993, when Michael Jordan’s Chicago Bulls took on Charles Barkley’s Phoenix Suns in what turned out to be an epic NBA Finals series.
This is the 2014 WNBA Finals, which pits Elena Delle Donne and the Chicago Sky against Brittney Griner and the Phoenix Mercury. Game 1 of the best-of-five series tips off this Sunday at 3:30 p.m. EST on ABC. But unlike ’93, when Jordan was at the height of his powers and the Bulls were working on their first three-peat, Phoenix is the runaway favorite here. Read More »
The Spurs today announced the hiring of six-time WNBA all-star Becky Hammon as an assistant coach. She’s just the second woman to be hired as an NBA assistant coach in history, the first was Lisa Boyer with the Cavs during the 2001-02 season. Read More »
/ Jul 23, 2014 / 11:30 am
Although it’s the NBA superstars who receive the bulk of basketball attention, there are multiple players in the WNBA who continue to impress on a nightly basis. None, however, more than Maya Moore, who just dropped 24 points in this past weekend’s all-star game, but doubled that output for a career-high last night. Read More »
/ Jul 18, 2014 / 4:30 pm
I’m tired of feeling like I have to begin every women’s basketball column defending the sport and explaining why I watch women’s basketball. So for that, I’ll just say this: As a man, if you don’t have any deep-seeded problems with women in general, then you shouldn’t have any problems watching, appreciating and – stick with me here – maybe even enjoying women’s basketball. Read More »
Tulsa Shock‘s rookie Skylar Diggins is both the lightening quick guard out of Notre Dame and a pretty solid dancer. She showed off off the latter talent on Instagram a couple days ago. Read More »
WNBA star Diana Taurasi played AAU basketball with Seimone Augustus when the two star basketball players were younger. Tonight, Taurasi kissed her long-time friend after a shoving match. She was then whistled for a foul. Read More »
Candace Parker of the Los Angeles Sparks is the WNBA MVP for the 2013 season, it was announced Thursday. She’s the fifth player (along with Lisa Leslie, Cynthia Cooper, Sheryl Swoopes and Lauren Jackson) in league history to win the award more than once. The 6-4 forward averaged 17.9 points, 8.7 rebounds and 3.8 assists as the Sparks racked up the second-best record in the Western Conference. Read More »
After a few years out of the spotlight, Elena Delle Donne saw her basketball profile blow up at Delaware. We dropped a feature on her in the magazine and she dropped 28.1 points per game as a junior. Now as a rookie with the WNBA’s Chicago Sky, the 6-5 do-it-all forward is averaging over 18 points a game. Last night, Delle Donne added another highlight: a buzzer-beater against the Phoenix Mercury. Read More »
/ Sep 10, 2013 / 12:00 am
The WNBA is in full swing these days as we enter the most important month of the season. The Tulsa Shock’s second-year guard Riquna Williams has been having a whirlwind couple of days too, having just set the WNBA record for points in a single game. Read More »
Not long after rumors spread about a possible WNBA Dunk Contest, dunking legend Lisa Leslie reveals to AOL MAKERS how she first learned to slam. The 6-5 Leslie first dunked in the ninth grade using a tennis ball, and ironically, it didn’t even happen in basketball practice. It was during track practice and it all happened out of Leslie working on her high jump. Read More »