"This is something I'm going to have to sleep on. I can't answer those questions. It's been a huge disappointment. I'm very happy for the others. It's going to make them stronger. And I'm just going to have to get with my partners to see how we move forward."
Washington Mystics President Sheila Johnson, after being asked about how the team plans to move forward with the 4th pick in the 2013 Draft. Phoenix Mercury GM/HC Corey Gaines also felt some sympathy for the Mystics. A picture in the link basically shows how Johnson and Gaines felt yesterday evening. Even I can't sleep because of it.
Do they have any weaknesses? No.
When I watch Minnesota play I don't look and say, 'This is an area where they can be exploited'. They're so talented offensively, they've got a really good scorer at every position, they've got the three Olympians on the team, they're a really good defensive team, they get out really well in transition, they did not skip a beat when they came back from the Olympics in terms of the intensity level.
As long as their main guns are healthy, I don't see a weakness.
If the ping pong ball gods smile on the Mystics, they will have the chance next spring to select at number 1, 2 or 3, meaning that Brittney Griner, Elena Delle Donne, or Skylar Diggins could be wearing Washington red next summer. Three outstanding young players; at least one possible "game-changer." The owners and managers of the Mystics franchise don’t deserve this, but the players and fans surely do. And that makes us happy.
Syleecia then books them to sing "The Star-Spangled Banner" at a WNBA game, instead.
The girls all seem more comfortable with both the song and the setting. Monifah’s particularly excited because she "loves basketball." Also, she is a lesbian.
They rehearse a little giddily in a bathroom before their performance. They’ve named themselves the MILFs, because, you know. Keke says that they have no idea what they’re doing. But this obviously turns out to be false, as when they take to the court, they ace it, in my opinion, soloing on different parts, coming together in harmony at the end, a cool and soulful performance. The only sad thing is that it seems like the arena is almost entirely empty. Where our WNBA fans at, Atlanta?
"As they say ‘all good things must to come to an end,’ and unfortunately the time has come for me to walk away from this game I love," said Penicheiro. "I would just like to thank, in a general way, the people involved in my career: from my coaches to my teammates to the WNBA and of course the fans. Basketball has given me more than I could ever imagine, and I will continue to give back and stay close to this amazing sport. Thank you all from the bottom of my heart for all the support throughout the years!"
Cappie Pondexter of the New York Liberty and Nneka Ogwumike of the Los Angeles Sparks were named the WNBA’s Eastern and Western Conference Players of the Week presented by Boost Mobile, respectively, for games played Sept. 10 through Sep. 16...For Pondexter, the Player of the Week award presented by Boost Mobile is her first of the season and the 13th of her career.
The great success achieved by the UConn men’s basketball program under Jim Calhoun’s leadership helped propel the University of Connecticut onto the national stage. His contributions to this University have been positive and will be long lasting. I want to take this opportunity to wish Jim Calhoun all my best in a long, happy and healthy retirement.
I have always admired Kevin Ollie as a person and as a player and know that he will make the most of this opportunity. He has had great success in everything he has done and I am confident this will be no exception.
We are out of the playoffs mathematically. [Diana Taurasi] has played a lot of games over all these years, Europe, WNBA, Olympics. She needs a rest. Now (Alexis) Hornbuckle may be suspended; I don't know the ruling, but I know the rule is the President has to go back and look at the call to either fine or suspend.
Lindsey Harding of the Atlanta Dream and Maya Moore of the Minnesota Lynx were named the WNBA’s Eastern and Western Conference Players of the Week presented by Boost Mobile, respectively, for games played Sept. 3 through Sep. 9.
You can't hold anybody accountable except yourselves. Anything that we did, we were doing to ourselves. We weren't playing the way we wanted to play, we weren't going through the offense, we weren't playing the way we wanted to play on defense. There were a lot of things we weren't doing the right way and the Lynx way. So we just had to come together, get rid of that. And the good thing about basketball is you have two halves. You have different quarters, you have timeouts, you can regroup. So that's what we had to do; we had to regroup and play the way that we wanted to play.