I was in New York City last night for the game and Madison Square Garden was packed and Amar'e Stoudemire was there...I think it's really important because their support definitely carries over. I know in Phoenix, the Suns staff, the coaches, the players, they were always at our games. And I think it's good to have interaction with them. I really do think it's good for our league...Some of them buy into it more than others, that's for sure, but that's in any situation. But I think the guys that show up, it's because they want to be there.
— Former Phoenix Mercury guard Kelly Mazzante commenting on the WNBA's growth and the value of NBA players -- such as Amar'e Stoudemire as well as Steve Nash and Shaquille O'Neal -- supporting the Phoenix Mercury and the league during a Sunday afternoon interview with Swish Appeal.