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WNBA Viewership & Ratings Growing In 2021

WNBA Viewership & Ratings Growing In 2021

July 1, 2021

During opening weekend in 2021, WNBA viewership soared 25% versus the prior year. Just two weeks later and five games in, WNBA ratings climbed even higher to 74% year over year growth. The WNBA capped off its historic 25th regular season by delivering its most-watched season since 2008 for its television partners – ABC, CBS, ESPN

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Putting The WNBA Center Position Center Stage

Putting The WNBA Center Position Center Stage

June 23, 2021

On March 3rd, 2021, two-time WNBA MVP and center Candace Parker appeared on TNT’s “Inside the NBA.” She was an analyst with two-time NBA MVP and center Shaquille O’Neal and eight-time All-NBA guard Dwyane Wade when they discussed the tactical challenges facing modern defenses. Candace Parker: “The NBA switches now, right?” Shaquille O’Neal: “Why?” Candace

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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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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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A’ja Wilson: Sculpting A Legacy

A’ja Wilson: Sculpting A Legacy

February 12, 2021

There aren’t many statues of 24 year olds. There aren’t many statues of women. There aren’t many statues of People of Color in the first place. But outside of Colonial Life Arena in Columbia, South Carolina, home of the University of South Carolina, lies an 11-foot-tall bronze statue of Hopkins, South Carolina native and 2017 NCAA

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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 Draft Picks: Ranking The Greatest Number Ones

WNBA Draft Picks: Ranking The Greatest Number Ones

January 12, 2021

WNBA draft picks can make or break a team’s success. As a result, no off-court event gets basketball fans jazzed like the draft. And no player generates buzz like the top overall pick. That said, number one picks are generally viewed only through the lens of their own draft. In other words: we rarely look

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WNBA Ticket Prices: Everything You Need to Know

WNBA Ticket Prices: Everything You Need to Know

January 9, 2021

WNBA ticket prices reveal a lot about the league we love. Despite all of the “nobody” cares about the WNBA talk, there are plenty of people who attend games. And who are willing to pay up to do so.  Already in 2017, the WNBA registered a total attendance of 1,574,078 fans. That was also a

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Liz Cambage: International Powerhouse

Liz Cambage: International Powerhouse

December 21, 2020

WNBA All-Star Liz Cambage has been giving opposing defenses around the world nightmares for over a decade now. A professional basketball player from the age of 16, Liz developed an elite array of skills that, when combined with her muscular 6’8″ frame, makes her nigh-impossible to defend. Today, Liz is among the greatest scorers in

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Arike Ogunbowale: The W’s Scoring Wunderkind

Arike Ogunbowale: The W’s Scoring Wunderkind

December 14, 2020

Just two seasons into her WNBA career, Dallas Wings’ guard Arike Ogunbowale is must-watch basketball. Despite standing just 5’8”, Arike is already one of the W’s best shot creators. And has an array of tools to get her high-arcing shot past defenders. Her highlights are a scoring clinic: quick crossovers, open court changes of speed,

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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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The 10 Best WNBA Players to Never Win a Ring

The 10 Best WNBA Players to Never Win a Ring

December 10, 2020

Today we’re going to reveal the best WNBA players to never win a ring. Throughout its storied 24-year history, the league has seen some of the finest female ballers in the world. Many of the league’s most impactful players won individual accolades such as MVP and Rookie of the Year, while breaking assists records, and

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WNBA Blocks: 10 Can’t Miss Rejections

WNBA Blocks: 10 Can’t Miss Rejections

December 2, 2020

WNBA blocks are pure speed, athleticism, and power on display. And they have the potential to be an absolute game changer. They amp up the bench and frustrate the offense. Plus, much like WNBA dunks, they leave the fans in awe. So today, we’re going to take a look at some monster blocks. We’re talking

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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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Courtney Vandersloot WNBA Dime Queen

Courtney Vandersloot WNBA Dime Queen

November 14, 2020

Courtney Vandersloot, WNBA point guard for the Chicago Sky, is an assist assassin. The astounding play maker led the league in assists the past five seasons. She holds the all-time WNBA records for most assists in a season (300) and highest assists-per-game in a season (10). Also she broke the league record for assists in a

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The Tallest WNBA Player in 2021 Might Surprise You

The Tallest WNBA Player in 2021 Might Surprise You

November 11, 2020

Did you know that in the entire the history of the WNBA only one player has been at least seven feet tall? Today we’re going reveal the tallest WNBA player in history, as well as the tallest women on WNBA teams today in 2021. We’ll also explore all aspects of how height impacts the game

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Tyasha Harris Flying Higher

Tyasha Harris Flying Higher

November 10, 2020

An exceptional facilitator on both ends of the court, Tyasha “Ty” Harris is a twenty-two year old 5’10” point guard for the WNBA’s Dallas Wings. Today she’s best known for setting up her teammates and her consistent control over the pace of play. Before that, in college, she was a starter for the South Carolina

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Chennedy Carter’s Suspension: Basketball Dynamite

Chennedy Carter’s Suspension: Basketball Dynamite

November 7, 2020

Today, we’re going to explore the ultimate underdog hiding in plain sight: Chennedy Carter. The Atlanta Dream’s point guard is one of the most entertaining and skilled basketball players to watch in the WNBA. Her quickness, strength, and dynamic dribbling ensure she’s a lethal scorer. And she plays with a fearlessness that’s enamoring. Unfortunately, she

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Sue Bird WNBA Legend: Storming Championships

Sue Bird WNBA Legend: Storming Championships

October 22, 2020

“When I got drafted to Seattle in 2016, that’s what I thought about: I’m going to play with the best point guard in the world,” said Breanna Stewart. Breanna was referring to her now good pal, Sue Bird. Today, Sue Bird has spent 17 years dominating women’s professional basketball. And she has celebrated championships around

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WNBA Rookie of the Year: Who Wins & Why?

WNBA Rookie of the Year: Who Wins & Why?

October 17, 2020

The WNBA’s Rookie of the Year Award started back in 1998, and is awarded to the “top” rookie of the regular season. Though specifically how a player best positions themselves to win it remains a mystery, besides being a first year player. As FiveThirtyEight postulates, “Is it about current performance or promise of future play? Is how the

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Candace Parker WNBA Career: NBA 2K Cover Queen

Candace Parker WNBA Career: NBA 2K Cover Queen

September 23, 2020

Candace Parker and basketball — name a better duo. The accomplishments abound: a former #1 overall pick in the 2008 WNBA Draft, a Rookie of the Year, a two-time league MVP, a WNBA champion, a Finals MVP, a two-time Olympic gold medalist, the first woman on an NBA2K cover, and hitting 5,500 career points this

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Moriah Jefferson: The Ultimate Guide

Moriah Jefferson: The Ultimate Guide

August 8, 2020

Moriah Jefferson is back to wreak havoc on the WNBA court, and we are here for it! After a knee injury forced this dynamic, small but shifty point guard out of play for the past few years — the former UConn standout and No. 2 draft pick who won four national championships — has returned

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Nneka Ogwumike: The Leadership Spark

Nneka Ogwumike: The Leadership Spark

July 29, 2020

Picture this: It’s opening day for the WNBA, in the middle of a sound stage, in the middle of a pandemic, and Nneka Ogwumike doesn’t miss a single shot. It sounds like a dream. But it’s actually a spark. That day, the star Los Angeles Sparks performance came from 6’2″ forward Nneka Ogwumike who showed

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Sabrina Ionescu WNBA: Everything You Need to Know

Sabrina Ionescu WNBA: Everything You Need to Know

July 8, 2020

“She’s very relentless. Even when you think you have her stopped, she keeps coming at you.” That’s a quote from Sue Bird about the 2020 #1 draft pick.  You might know her from her sneaker deal with Nike, her time playing on the Oregon Ducks, or from her joining the New York Liberty. Regardless of

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