Wow! What a series the Minnesota Lynx and the Los Angeles Sparks put on for sports fans everywhere. For the majority of the game, Minnesota was in control, however, as the final minute started to tick down, Los Angeles really fought to close the game and threatened to steal the championship away from the home team.
Yet, just as the Sparks pulled within one possession Maya Moore hit a clutch shot.
Another #WNBAFinals, another CLUTCH bucket from @MooreMaya! pic.twitter.com/V1Mg1Ld1qM— WNBA (@WNBA) October 5, 2017
Without a doubt, viewers such as Chris Paul of the Houston Rockets, Evan Turner and CJ McCollum of the Portland Trailblazers gave praise of the All-Stars’ huge basket.
Maya Moore always has an MJ moment! #bigshot— Evan Turner (@thekidet) October 5, 2017
Big Shot @MooreMaya!!— Chris Paul (@CP3) October 5, 2017
Maya so cold— CJ McCollum (@CJMcCollum) October 5, 2017
Even before Moore’s clutch shot, Paul and McCollum were tuned into the game.
This WNBA Finals game is sooooo good!!!!— Chris Paul (@CP3) October 5, 2017
This WNBA chip game littt . Out here trading big baskets— CJ McCollum (@CJMcCollum) October 5, 2017
Even thousands of miles away in China, Karl Anthony-Towns sent his good vibes to the Lynx.
LET’S GOOOOOO LYNX!!!— Karl-Anthony Towns (@KarlTowns) October 5, 2017
Once the game was over, other NBA players, WNBA stars and celebrities congratulated the Lynx on their historical championship.
No secret for his love for the WNBA, Kobe Bryant was one of many to send out a Tweet, as well as Andrew Wiggins:
Congrats to @minnesotalynx 4 championships in 7 seasons is #wnbachamps— Kobe Bryant (@kobebryant) October 5, 2017
Congratulations to the @minnesotalynx for winning their 4th championship in 7 years ! #Dynasty— andrew wiggins (@22wiggins) October 5, 2017
Bryant even called Moore a “beast” after a viewer compared her shot to one he would have made during his playing days.
She’s a beast https://t.co/EgKgG6o6ro— Kobe Bryant (@kobebryant) October 5, 2017
Shareef Abdur-Rahim has been watching the entire WNBA Finals, as he also saw when Chelsea Gray hit a clutch shot in Game 1, so it is no surprise he was watching to see how the series finished.
Congrats to @minnesotalynx on being 2017 WNBA Champs. Great WNBA Finals. #WNBAFinals— Shareef Abdur-Rahim (@ShareefAbdur_R) October 5, 2017
Current and retired WNBA players Alysha Clark, Monique Currie, and Ticha Penicheiro were also watching from afar:
What a series man!! Great #WNBAFinals!!— Alysha Clark (@Alysha_Clark) October 5, 2017
This has been an amazing #WNBAFinals! I don't care what anyone says, wnba basketball is some great ball! Period!— Monique Currie (@Mocurrie25) October 5, 2017
Congrats to the Lynx and the Sparks on an amazing finals and elevating the WNBA to high standards! #WomenCANPlay— Ticha Penicheiro (@TichaPenicheiro) October 5, 2017
WNBA legend Sheryl Swoopes gave a special shout-out to two players for Minnesota who played at the same university as Swoopes:
Congrats to former Lady Raiders @DaEnforcer33 and Jia Perkins on the WNBA Championship! Way to represent!— Sheryl Swoopes (@sswoopes22) October 5, 2017
Tennis legend Billie Jean King and TV analyst Rosalyn Gold-Onwude were another celebrities to congratulate the champions.
Great game, great crowd @minnesotalynx @WNBA - You have come a long way. Congrats to the LYNX and WNBA.— Billie Jean King (@BillieJeanKing) October 5, 2017
Add it to the list: 2017, 2015, 2013, 2011... the Minnesota Lynx are WNBA Champions AGAIN! Congrats! #WNBAFinals— Rosalyn Gold-Onwude (@ROSGO21) October 5, 2017