WNBA Players

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Ariel Atkins: Small Town Start to Selfless Star

Ariel Atkins: Small Town Start to Selfless Star

August 4, 2021

Ariel Atkins: It’s only a matter of time before that’s a household name. And that time is coming soon. Over the past two years, the Washington Mystics’ youngest starter has skyrocketed up the ranks, bursting onto the scene as a first-time WNBA All-Star who’s quickly earning the respect and admiration of her peers, the fans,

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WNBA Cards: The Complete Guide

WNBA Cards: The Complete Guide

August 3, 2021

The sports trading card business exploded during the coronavirus pandemic due to a combination of boredom, nostalgia, and speculation. The escalation of card collecting has sent the value of some sports cards to the moon, as Jason Howarth, the Vice President of Marketing of Panini America, the exclusive card maker for the WNBA, explained to

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Kayla McBride: Minnesota’s Certified Bucket-Getter

Kayla McBride: Minnesota’s Certified Bucket-Getter

July 26, 2021

For seven seasons Kayla McBride has provided big buckets to WNBA and overseas teams. Her elite shooting ability means she can drain buckets from almost anywhere on the floor – particularly beyond the three – ultimately earning her the nickname ‘McBuckets’. Today, five different cities – between high school, college, and now professional basketball –

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Brianna Turner WNBA: Off-Court Advocate Turned On-Court All-Defense

Brianna Turner WNBA: Off-Court Advocate Turned On-Court All-Defense

July 21, 2021

Brianna Turner has described herself as quiet. But there are moments where she is unapologetically loud. Already during her college days at Notre Dame, she and her teammates wore shirts that read “I Can’t Breathe” as a way to protest police violently killing Eric Garner. More recently, Brianna has been outspoken on topics in addition

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Betnijah Laney: Unlocking An All-Star

Betnijah Laney: Unlocking An All-Star

July 21, 2021

There was a moment in 2020 when people realized the version of Betnijah Laney they were watching was not the version of Betnijah they remembered. It’s hard to pin exactly when that moment was, but we know it occurred in Bradenton, Florida, where the WNBA held its pandemic-shortened season.  Perhaps some raised their eyebrows out

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Skylar Diggins-Smith: An All-Star Shooting for a Title

Skylar Diggins-Smith: An All-Star Shooting for a Title

June 23, 2021

In 2018, Skylar Diggins-Smith was an All Star, was all-WNBA second team, led the league in minutes per game, ranked in the top-10 for points and assists per game, and … she was pregnant the whole time. Skylar, who often goes by “Sky,” tweeted the news in October 2019 while also posting, “People called me

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Amanda Zahui B: Worldwide Spark

Amanda Zahui B: Worldwide Spark

June 21, 2021

Sporting events serve an electric energy that is hard to rival. During games, one play or even a simple rule violation, can dramatically shift the mood in seconds. However, the energy in the room is only as strong as the people in it — often led by at least one person at the heart of

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Napheesa Collier: Locked In Lock-Down Defender

Napheesa Collier: Locked In Lock-Down Defender

May 19, 2021

Flashy players attract eyeballs; put on a show at all hours; and sell tickets. Napheesa Collier is the opposite of flashy, but she’s still a walking bucket – one that probably comes from a rebound. And you’ve absolutely got to have her on your radar. A proper introduction to her game must include mention of defense,

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Mapping White Mamba: Where Has Diana Taurasi Scored Most?

Mapping White Mamba: Where Has Diana Taurasi Scored Most?

May 13, 2021

Diana Taurasi is the single most prolific scorer in the history of the WNBA. Across her 16 seasons in the league, the Phoenix Mercury guard has scored a whopping 8,931 career points. That’s the most in WNBA history by a pretty wide margin: Diana has scored 1,443 more points over her career than Hall of

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Kelsey Plum: A Sharp Shooter with Something to Prove

Kelsey Plum: A Sharp Shooter with Something to Prove

May 13, 2021

In June of 2020, Kelsey Plum had a major setback.  When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, the WNBA season was postponed. There was no plan yet in place for a 2020 season. But if one would be put in place — and one eventually was — Kelsey would not be a part of it.  The 25-year-old

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Jocelyn Willoughby: The New York Leading Lady

Jocelyn Willoughby: The New York Leading Lady

May 3, 2021

When athletes compete at an elite level, there’s a school of thought that often aligns with the phrase “become comfortable with being uncomfortable”. As the world came to a standstill in 2020 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, sports were forced to pivot in unprecedented ways. And for athletes such as New York Liberty wing

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Crystal Dangerfield: Mighty Strong Guard

Crystal Dangerfield: Mighty Strong Guard

April 3, 2021

Crystal Dangerfield is a dangerous threat in the open court. A guard with a quick inside-out game and much versatility, Crystal left her imprint on the league immediately, earning the 2020 Rookie of the Year title. But she still has more to prove in her upcoming season with the Lynx — and if there’s one

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Dearica Hamby Highlights Ranked: Top 10 of All Time

Dearica Hamby Highlights Ranked: Top 10 of All Time

April 1, 2021

Dearica Hamby highlights are some of the best must-see moments in basketball. In just six seasons, Dearica Hamby has become one of the WNBA’s rising stars. She’s had iconic shots like her infamous “Hamby Heave” against the Chicago Sky in the 2019 second round, she’s won multiple Sixth Woman of the Year Awards, and she

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Sami Whitcomb: Basketball Wizard of Aus

Sami Whitcomb: Basketball Wizard of Aus

March 29, 2021

Sami Whitcomb, fresh off her second WNBA championship with the Seattle Storm, is on the move again. This time, she’ll head to the New York Liberty, but Sami’s no stranger to being the stranger at this point. She’s played all over the world: Australia, France, Germany, Slovakia, and Turkey, in addition to the United States. 

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Alysha Clark Unpacked Her Bags And Became A WNBA Star

Alysha Clark Unpacked Her Bags And Became A WNBA Star

March 25, 2021

A wine glass materialized in Alysha Clark’s hand during our video call. Alysha spoke over Zoom not only due to the pandemic but also because she was playing overseas for Lyon. She had just returned to her apartment from watching the Lyon men play, which constituted one of the few activities she was allowed to

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Brittney Griner Highlights Ranked: Top 10 of All Time

Brittney Griner Highlights Ranked: Top 10 of All Time

March 18, 2021

Brittney Griner highlights reveal how she has become one of the most dominant players in basketball history. So today, we’re going to rank her top career highlights, and break down each move step by step, revealing just how she works her magic. It’s not just her 6’8″ size that makes her so dominant! Brittney has

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Jewell Loyd: The Dynamic Scorer That’s Different

Jewell Loyd: The Dynamic Scorer That’s Different

March 16, 2021

Jewell Loyd describes herself as different. “That’s something that I embrace,” she says. It’s not just that Jewell Loyd led her college team, the Fighting Irish, to three consecutive Final Four appearances; two consecutive National Championship games; and an overall record of 103-5, earning back-to-back conference Player of the Year awards. Or that Jewell Loyd

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Natasha Howard: The WNBA’s Lockdown Defender

Natasha Howard: The WNBA’s Lockdown Defender

March 13, 2021

Natasha Howard is one of the most dynamic, disciplined, and dangerous defenders in the WNBA. The forward/center has held down advanced defensive metrics towards the top of the league for the past few seasons. And has served as the anchor for the elite, championship level defense played by her former team, the Seattle Storm.  The

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Renee Montgomery Becomes First WNBA Player Turned Owner & Executive As Part of Atlanta Dream Takeover

Renee Montgomery Becomes First WNBA Player Turned Owner & Executive As Part of Atlanta Dream Takeover

February 26, 2021

Renee Montgomery had to make a decision. An opportunity arose for her to become a part-owner and the league does not allow active players to be owners. Would she continue to play in the WNBA or join an ownership group to take over the Atlanta Dream?  In the end, it was an easy decision.  “I

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Candace Parker & Adidas: The Shoe Journey

Candace Parker & Adidas: The Shoe Journey

February 25, 2021

Candace Parker didn’t choose the three-striped life of Adidas. It chose her and drew her in. Adidas has been part of Candace Parker’s basketball life way before both the 2016 title and WNBA Finals MVP she won with the Los Angeles Sparks. Way before the league MVPs in 2008-her rookie season nonetheless and 2013 respectfully.

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Ranking The Top 10 WNBA Draft Steals of All Time

Ranking The Top 10 WNBA Draft Steals of All Time

February 23, 2021

The top WNBA draft steals are players that got lost in the weeds on draft day, falling out of the first round. Oftentimes basketball fans view late round WNBA draft picks as throwaways when discussing fake trades and cosplaying as WNBA GMs. First round picks? Hot commodities! Second and third rounders? Filler, an adornment to

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Kia Nurse: Leading & Still Learning

Kia Nurse: Leading & Still Learning

February 18, 2021

When players get traded, their lives are upended. New team, new city, new teammates, new fans, and a new lifestyle. It’s an intimidating time for any athlete. But when Kia Nurse was traded for the first time in her young career to the Phoenix Mercury from the New York Liberty earlier this month, she had

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WNBA Players’ Hobbies: 5 Surprising Off the Court Pastimes

WNBA Players’ Hobbies: 5 Surprising Off the Court Pastimes

February 10, 2021

WNBA players’ hobbies might surprise you. For one thing, how do they ever — between holding it down during a regular season and playing overseas — make time for hobbies? And secondly, the eclectic range of activities they participate in off the court, from anime to creating with LEGOs, is fascinating. Players in the WNBA

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Satou Sabally: WNBA Flying Forward

Satou Sabally: WNBA Flying Forward

January 21, 2021

The Dallas Wings’ Satou Sabally is one of the most exciting, versatile young players in the WNBA. The second pick in the 2020 WNBA Draft, Satou has been described as a “unicorn.” Since her days playing college ball at University of Oregon, she’s been able to defend multiple positions. Plus, score both on-ball and off,

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Diamond DeShields’ WNBA Sky-High Potential

Diamond DeShields’ WNBA Sky-High Potential

January 18, 2021

Diamond DeShields, despite just three years as a pro, is a WNBA household name. Her game epitomizes everything that makes basketball fun: game-breaking athleticism, high energy playmaking, and an unfiltered love for the sport. She perfectly complements the Chicago Sky’s fast-paced style of play.  There’s no ceiling to Diamond’s confidence. On the court, she’s always

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Jordin Canada: Young Champion, Veteran Mindset

Jordin Canada: Young Champion, Veteran Mindset

January 18, 2021

The pressure was on Jordin Canada from the moment she was drafted. With the fifth pick in the WNBA 2018 Draft, the Seattle Storm select: Jordin Canada. After four dominant years at UCLA, Jordin not only would begin her professional career with one of the top teams in the league, but also was given one

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Breanna Stewart Unlocked: WNBA Game Changer

Breanna Stewart Unlocked: WNBA Game Changer

January 13, 2021

Breanna Stewart — all she does is win, win, win, no matter what. WNBA regular season MVP, WNBA Finals MVP, USA Basketball FIBA World Cup MVP, Euroleague MVP — and the list goes on. The already two-time WNBA Champion hails from Syracuse New York. There, she took in Syracuse University games when she was young.

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WNBA MVPs: The Ultimate Guide

WNBA MVPs: The Ultimate Guide

December 19, 2020

WNBA MVPs: Most. Valuable. Player. Sounds simple enough, no? Yet season after season, year after year, those three words seem to throw folks for a loop. What does “valuable” really mean, we ponder. Does it mean “valuable” or does it mean “best?” Is there a difference?  We’re here to answer everything you could possibly want

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WNBA Top Scorers: The Ultimate Guide

WNBA Top Scorers: The Ultimate Guide

December 17, 2020

WNBA top scorers are: Buckets. Money. Nothing but net. For nearly 25 years, the WNBA has been home to some of the best basketball players in the world. We’re talking about current and future Hall of Famers. According to Across the Timeline, back in 2006, the WNBA named an All-Decade Team to celebrate the league’s 10 “best

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How to Watch WNBA Players Overseas

How to Watch WNBA Players Overseas

December 15, 2020

Curious how to watch WNBA players overseas? We’ve got you covered. That means you won’t miss out on your favorite players as they join France’s BLMA, Russia’s Dynamo Kursk, Turkey’s Nesibe-Aydin, and more this season. Today, we’ll take a look at the overseas leagues, and introduce you to how their seasons function. And we’ll show

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Diana Taurasi WNBA White Mamba

Diana Taurasi WNBA White Mamba

December 13, 2020

Diana Taurasi’s accomplishments on the college, international, and professional court are unrivaled — by any man or woman — in world history. The 6-foot 38 year-old is the WNBA’s all-time leader in points, field goals, three-pointers, and free throws. And, incredibly, she’s still dominating today. Plus, she doesn’t just break records: she wins. When push

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WNBA Free Agency Is Beyond Important

WNBA Free Agency Is Beyond Important

December 7, 2020

The WNBA is so important, and so is WNBA free agency. In January 2020, the WNBA set the wheels in motion for players to move to new teams, as the league and the Women’s National Basketball Players Association (WNBPA) reached a new Collective Bargaining Agreement. The new CBA provides players with better travel accommodations, motherhood

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The 10 Greatest Chicago Sky Players of All Time

The 10 Greatest Chicago Sky Players of All Time

December 6, 2020

When it comes to the Chicago Sky’s best players of all time, it’s really hard to pick. And that’s a good thing, because it means in the WNBA team the Chicago Sky’s 15 years of history, they’ve had some incredible players represent Skytown. We’re talking three-point contest winners, assists leaders, all-stars, and top draft picks

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WNBA Best Buzzer Beaters of All Time: Top 10 Buckets

WNBA Best Buzzer Beaters of All Time: Top 10 Buckets

December 1, 2020

WNBA best buzzer beaters are the moments we all live for. So today we’ll take a look at some clutch game shots throughout the league’s existence. From Teresa Weatherspoon’s infamous WNBA Finals half-court game winner to Jewell Lloyd sealing the deal for her WNBA team in 2020, you’ll see some of the most beautiful buckets

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15 Best Basketball Coloring Books for Relaxing

15 Best Basketball Coloring Books for Relaxing

December 1, 2020

The best basketball coloring books for adults are known to be great for stress relief and anxiety. And they fire up your creativity. Plus, they’re a safe stay at home activity anytime, and great to do to calm nerves before games. Today we’ve rounded up a few of our favorites featuring WNBA and NBA stars,

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The 20 Greatest Chicago Sky Highlights of All Time

The 20 Greatest Chicago Sky Highlights of All Time

November 29, 2020

Chicago Sky highlights display some of the best basketball on the planet. With more than ten years of history under their belt, the team is now a WNBA institution and regularly puts on dazzling performances. While it may feel like the Chicago Sky have been a part of the WNBA since day one, that’s surprisingly

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WNBA Facts: 25 Fascinating Finds

WNBA Facts: 25 Fascinating Finds

November 16, 2020

With more than twenty years of history under the WNBA’s belt, there are plenty of surprising WNBA facts you might not know. So today, we’ll reveal some little known insights about how the league has evolved. As well as the answers to commonly asked questions about the WNBA. Plus, we’ll share some stunning accolades women’s

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WNBA Dunks: 28 Slams & 7 Players in League History

WNBA Dunks: 28 Slams & 7 Players in League History

October 2, 2020

We often say “slam dunk” when we think something is going to be a sure thing. But the dunk has not always been a sure thing. In fact, it was totally banned from NCAA play from 1967 to 1976! Luckily for us, today it’s back – like the cherry on top of our women’s basketball sundae.

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The 17 Best Women’s Basketball Books of All Time

The 17 Best Women’s Basketball Books of All Time

September 26, 2020

The best women’s basketball books provide a behind-the-scenes look into how the game has evolved. They also reveal inspiring ways to triumph over adversity. Plus, provide specific tactics for getting better as a player and person, every day. From a look at the start of the WNBA, to the complete life stories of some of

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