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The Daily Swish: Becky Hammon, Lauren Hill tributes, and midweek WNBA links

Some midweek links throughout the world of WNBA basketball and more.

It's the middle of the week and we have some links for you to catch up on.

Becky Hammon

Tuesday night was definitely a big night as Becky Hammon finally made her season debut with the San Antonio Spurs. We had a post for you soon after San Antonio beat the Dallas Mavericks. Embedded above, TNT's David Aldridge also shed some more light on the season opener being history in the making. Link is to the WNBA's YouTube channel.

I have another YouTube video for you, where Coach and starting point guard Tony Parker were in a commercial for SWBC, a financial services company:

Lauren Hill tributes

The WNBA and a number of players have given their support to D-III Mount St. Joseph freshman Lauren Hill, who is terminally ill with DIPG. We made a post last Monday on it. Since then, I found some more tributes, including

Seattle Storm guard Sue Bird:

New York Liberty guard Cappie Pondexter:

The Virginia Cavaliers women's basketball team, who danced to Taylor Swift's "Shake it Off":

Indiana Fever forward Tamika Catchings and Pacers center Roy Hibbert gave a joint shout-out:

and Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman gave his:

There are sooooooo many more shout outs, but this is just the tip of the iceberg right here.

And more links!

Penny Taylor will be playing in her homeland during the offseason for the WNBL's Dandenong Rangers - link to the Sydney Morning Herald.

Former WNBA player Ruthie Bolton spoke at espnW's Women & Sports Summit earlier in the month - While there, she spoke about being a victim of domestic violence. This is a link to an interview she gave to Cristina Goyanes of Shape.com.

Mirin Fader of Slam Online has a feature on comparing Minnesota Lynx forward Maya Moore - It is a comparison post against NBA legend Michael Jordan.

I have a rep being known on here as a guy who just seems to advocate youth movements for every team all the time, mostly with the Washington Mystics, who are actually doing just that: a youth movement. And I'm on record saying that the Seattle Storm, the WNBA's oldest team should do the same, though I don't expect it to happen. But did you know that the Washington Wizards are one of the NBA's oldest teams, and I think that it's the right thing to do? Read here for more where I compare the Wizards and Storm together. OH MY GOD! ALBERT IS A HYPOCRITE!

I've had a couple Stefanie Dolson posts in just as many days, so it's now time to pay some overdue attention on fellow Mystic sophomore Bria Hartley. The Mystics have a link to some photos of her playing for Sopron in Hungary, and we have a video too, which is mostly Media Day stuff, but cool nevertheless:

And so you know, San Antonio Stars swingman Kayla McBride is also on the team.

Got more links? Share them in the comments below, or as a FanShot.