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Hoops Happening: Here’s what’s buzzing in the WNBA!

Plus, All-Star voting, ESPN’s ‘The Body Issue,’ a lifetime’s worth of links and more. This is today in women’s basketball for Thursday June 21, 2018!

Seattle Storm v Las Vegas Aces
Breanna Stewart, whistling while she works.
Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images

WNBA game action returns tomorrow with all 12 teams on the schedule! Competition begins with the Connecticut Sun taking on the Dream in Atlanta at 7 p.m. EST on WNBA League Pass. Four of tomorrow’s matchups will be aired live on ESPN2 and ESPN3.

Stay tuned for previews!


Angel’s Dream

Atlanta’s Angel McCoughtry notched herself into league history on Tuesday in the Dream’s comeback effort against the Liberty in New York.

Tis the season for tying Candace Parker’s achievements, apparently, as A’ja Wilson tied Parker for rookies to put up 35 points, 13 rebounds and 3 blocks in a game. Wilson did it in the Aces’ win over the Fever on June 12.


Storm bodies

ESPN has announced the athletes who will be featured in the forthcoming 10-year anniversary of The Body Issue. The bare-naked representatives from the WNBA include Sue Bird and Breanna Stewart of the Seattle Storm.

Stewart shared some personal details on Twitter about why she chose to pose nude.

The “journey of coming forward” to which Stewart refers in her tweet is partially detailed here. Other WNBA players who have been featured in The Body Issue include: Nneka Ogwumike, Elena Delle Donne, Brittney Griner, Swin Cash and Candace Parker.

The Body Issue hits newsstands June 29.


The Aces added a roster spot

Although no official reports have been released, we assume Lady Liberty will come off the bench at the center position.

And ... perhaps it would be safe to assume the testy New York Liberty players won’t care for this too much?


Post player by day, poet by night

Imani McGee-Stafford visited the Academy of American Poets for a pop-up reading.

The diverse talents of the women in the WNBA should inspire action and awe in everyone.


All-Star voting is here!

Cast your ballots because your vote matters! (And we’re not just talking about WNBA All-Star voting, people.) On Twitter, simply tweet a player’s full name accompanied by the hashtag #WNBAVOTE. You can also vote online.

Any questions? Check out the Complete Rules and Regulations.

The polls close on July 12 at 11:59 p.m. EST.


Link lush


Scorching the status quo


How to #WatchThemWork all season

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