Courtney Vandersloot drops second triple-double in WNBA playoff history

The WNBA semifinals kicked off with a bang between the Sky-Sun double overtime in Game 1 and Courtney Vandersloot making league history in the playoffs with only the second triple-double. Only the Sky Point Guard “had no idea” she had that stat line until ESPN reporter Holly Rowe told her on national television. Vandersloot’s eyebrows … Read more

From a political activist to a pioneer dunker, the top 25 most influential WNBA players – The Athletic

Since the WNBA tipped in 1997, the league has produced unforgettable plays, shots, games and basketball moments. There have also been players who not only impressed on the basketball court, but also made a big impression off the court. In honor of the WNBA’s 25th anniversary, I’ve put together a list of the 25 most … Read more

What are the solutions, and how much would they cost, to avoid WNBA playoff travel headaches? – The Athletic

Death, taxes and WNBA travel issues. Every season, it seems like new travel issues plague the WNBA, leaving players and teams in unfortunate circumstances that unfairly test their mettle on a new level. On Thursday night, Connecticut coach Curt Miller revealed another example of the dilemma. After beating the Chicago Sky 79-68 in the second … Read more

‘Remember, no one falls off stage’: WNBA players remember playing in the strangest location

Tamika Catchings had never been to Radio City Music Hall. But in the summer of 2004, before Catchings went to Athens for her first Olympics, she walked through the back hallways and looked at the posters of the artists who previously performed at the iconic New York City venue. When she stepped on stage, she … Read more

Lisa Leslie’s dunks left a legacy – and a path to the brink – The Athletic

Brittney Griner played it coy when the topic of dunking came up ahead of her WNBA debut in 2013. Yes, she might give it a shot, she said, but she wanted to help her Phoenix Mercury teammates win. Griner, however, had already made up her mind: she was going to dunk. “I’m going to try … Read more

Lessons Learned from WNBA’s Folded Franchises – The Athletic

Dawn Staley played seven seasons for the Charlotte Sting and another four for the Houston Comets. Although he is considered one of the greatest players in WNBA history, Staley’s jersey does not hang in any league arena. The teams she played for no longer exist. Like many stars and pioneers from the early days of … Read more

The drama of The Dream, a bold 2022 free agency and Tully’s WNBA semifinals breakdown – The Athletic

Chicago and Phoenix take a 2-1 lead en route to their respective fourth games in the semifinals of the WNBA playoffs on Tuesday. Are we on the brink of history? Since the league moved to this current playoff format in 2016, only one team other than a No. 1 or No. 2 has made it … Read more

Taurasi, Parker and 12 other WNBA players who dominated at 35… and over – The Athletic

About eight hours after she scored 24 points to defeat the Las Vegas Aces in Game 5 and propel the Phoenix Mercury to the WNBA Finals, Diana Taurasi rushed to her wife, Penny Taylor, who was about to give birth to their second child. to give birth. At 39 years old, Taurasi does it all … Read more

WNBA playoff format changes – Fix or ‘overcorrect’ a problem?

20:15 ET Mechelle Voepel Close to ESPN.com Mechelle Voepel covers the WNBA, women’s college basketball and other college sports for espnW. Voepel started playing women’s basketball in 1984 and has been with ESPN since 1996. Kevin Pelton Close to ESPN Senior Writer Co-Author, Series Pro Basketball Prospectus Formerly a consultant to the Indiana Pacers Developed … Read more