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WNBA / Sep 5, 2014 / 4:00 pm

WNBA Finals Preview: Phoenix Mercury Versus Chicago Sky

Phoenix Mercury

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 »

WNBA / Jul 18, 2014 / 4:30 pm

Summer Hoops: 15 WNBA-to-NBA Comparisons

Candace Parker

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 »

NBA / Jan 31, 2014 / 3:35 pm

Looking Back At The Impact of David Stern

David Stern

Today is David Stern‘s last as the comissioner of the NBA. Deputy commissioner Adam Silver will take the reins starting next week, but in the mean time, lets take a look back at all that Stern has accomplished during his record 30-year run as the captain of the NBA ship. There aren’t many people that could have done such an amazing job promoting the NBA, and fewer still that could have survived and mollified the occasional hiccups that come while running a professional sports league over the last three decades. Read More »

instagram, WNBA / Sep 29, 2013 / 9:30 pm

WNBA’s Skylar Diggins Shows Off Her Twerking Skills On Instagram

Skylar Diggins

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 »

GIFs, Video, WNBA / Sep 27, 2013 / 12:15 am

WNBA Star Diana Taurasi Gets Whistled For Kissing Opponent

Taurasi

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 »

WNBA / Sep 10, 2013 / 12:00 am

WNBA Player Sets New Single Game Scoring Record With 51 Points

RiqunaWilliams

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 »

instagram, Style - Kicks and Gear, WNBA / May 19, 2013 / 8:04 pm

Jay-Z Surprised Skylar Diggins With a Brand New Mercedes (Photo)

Skylar Diggins

Life is good when you’re part of the Roc Nation Agency Family. Remember a few weeks back when we told you that Jay-Z signed Skylar Diggins as one of his first clients for his new sports agency?

Apparently, being one of Jay’s clients comes with perks. Check out Skylar’s new gift: Read More »

Video, WNBA / Oct 18, 2012 / 10:54 pm

Video: WNBA Coach Absolutely Loses Her Mind During Finals Game

Minnesota Lynx coach Cheryl Reeve goes crazy video

If you really care about the drama surrounding Minnesota Lynx coach Cheryl Reeve and the fallout following her meltdown during the Lynx/Fever WNBA Finals game on Wednesday night, you can read all about it here.

If you would rather just watch Reeve lose her mind and throw her coat at an assistant coach so hard that she hurt her right shoulder and had to see the training staff after the game, wtach the video after the jump: Read More »

Smack / Jul 24, 2011 / 12:00 am

Jason Terry Wants To Defend His ‘Chip; Swin Cash Is MVP Of The WNBA All-Star Game

Jason Terry

One guy who refuses to even think about overseas options is Jason Terry. The newly-minted champion wants to wear that belt loud and proud, and isn’t planning on playing anywhere else than in Dallas, defending the team’s title. While the JET believes some delay could definitely happen, he doesn’t expect the season to cancel. We hope not either for the Mavs’ sake. We guess if you’re a Dallas fan, you could look at that one of two ways: first, it just means you can celebrate longer and prolong the parades. Read More »

Smack / Sep 17, 2010 / 1:28 am

Celtics and Heat gear up for 7-game showdown

Kevin Garnett

Apparently the Celtics and Heat are in a competition to set the record for having the most players in training camp and under contract. Yesterday the Celtics extended camp invites to Mario West (Hawks), Stephane Lasme (UMass), Chris Johnson (LSU) and Jamar Smith (Southern Indiana), bringing their preliminary roster count to approximately 47. It’s gonna look like ABCD Camp the first few days before Doc Rivers starts making cuts … With every new guy Boston brings in, Luke Harangody has to be getting more nervous. He’s likely going to be the slowest, least-athletic guy in camp, which is bad if you’re 12th in line, but worse if you’re 20th in line. Read More »