In advance of the 2018 WNBA season, the league has unveiled its next videos in the Watch Me Work campaign. Watch Me Work 3.0 features Chicago Sky center Stefanie Dolson, who discusses her transformation from a self-described shy, chubby and awkward kid into a two-time WNBA All-Star.
Dolson says she seeks to inspire young girls to be themselves, “unapologetically.”
A 30-second version of the video “will air during the NBA Conference Finals and continue to air throughout the NBA postseason,” according a WNBA press release. “Additional videos will run during the WNBA’s regular season on TV, social and digital platforms.”
Recap: Atlanta Dream vs. Connecticut Sun
An Angel McCoughtry-less Atlanta Dream dropped its second and final game of the 2018 WNBA preseason last night to the Connecticut Sun in a 58-74 walloping. Layshia Clarendon’s 13 points, 4 rebounds and 2 assists were not enough for the Dream to overcome a Sun squad that finished with three players in double digits. Clarendon was the lone Atlanta player to score double-digit points, but her well-rounded performance was not enough to overcome the Sun’s dominant 21-12 third quarter.
Courtney Williams had another solid performance for the Sun with 10 points and 5 rebounds. Alex Bentley finished with 13 points and 2 steals, while Rachel Banham completed the night with 10 points and 3 rebounds.
In what amounts to #WNBAAllDay foreplay, women’s basketball fans have four — yes, four — games to look forward to on Saturday:
- Los Angeles Sparks vs. China National Team
- Indiana Fever vs. Washington Mystics
- Chicago Sky vs. Minnesota Lynx
- Seattle Storm vs. Phoenix Mercury
Game action begins at 5 p.m. EST. Check back for Previews and GameThreads. or follow @SwishAppeal on Twitter for game updates.
Other happenings in women’s hoops
Flashback Friday (belated)
- Breanna Stewart trash-talks her elder, her elder trash-talks right back
- Candace Parker’s secret weapon in developing exquisite ball-handling ability
- Graduation day for A’ja Wilson and Allisha Gray at University of South Carolina
- Pau Gasol sounds off in The Players’ Tribune against the sexist ignorance surrounding Becky Hammon’s candidacy for a NBA head coaching job
- Seimone Augustus, Sylvia Fowles bring LSU chemistry to the Lynx
- Dallas Wings center Liz Cambage and assistant coach Erin Phillips are like sisters from another Down Under mister
- Chiney Ogwumike gives pro tips about effective defensive execution
- WNBA stars name their favorite basketball movies
- Bethany Donaphin, newly appointed Head of WNBA League Operations, showed up for her former team
- Nikki Collen and her Atlanta Dream team find perspective in doing something that’s bigger than basketball
Shine brighter — and help others to shine brighter, too.