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7 reasons Nneka Ogwumike could be considered the best ever

We already knew Nneka Ogwumike was great. But the process of voting in the WNBA's "The W25" platform confirmed her greatness and revealed her stand-alone stature in a pool of giants. For only Ogwumike, in the league's 25-year history, has checked boxes in all seven of the categories the league devised to help voters weigh candidates' accomplishments for "The W25" list. By the WNBA's own standards, therefore, Ogwumike could be considered the best ever. ...

THS Newsletter | “25@25” Special Edition (August 2021)

WNBA history is filled with some of the best, most accomplished athletes the world has ever seen. From the giants of the first-ever WNBA dynasty Houston Comets such as Cynthia Cooper, Sheryl Swoopes and Tina Thompson, plus Kim Perrot, for whom the WNBA Sportsmanship Award was posthumously named, to A’ja Wilson, Breanna Stewart and the other standouts of today, determining the best 25 players in league history is not an easy task. On Sunday (Sept. 5) during halftime of the hotly-awaited matchup between the Las Vegas Aces and the Chicago Sky on ABC, the league will announce those 25 best players, determined by a panel of former and current players, coaches and media members, including me. After broadcasters reveal the “25 @ 25,” fans will have the chance to “Vote for the GOAT” -- the greatest of all time -- after the game (beginning at 5 p.m. ET). The voting process revealed something that rekindled my ire for the USA Basketball Selection Committee’s choice to omit Nnek...

2021 WNBA All-Star Ballot: An Arike, a Plum and two Courtneys in the backcourt

As a member of the national media voting pool, Tamryn Spruill was instructed to select six frontcourt players and four backcourt players for the 2021 WNBA All-Star Game. She based her decisions on her own viewing of almost every game this season and player stats, with heavy consideration given to the overall impact of players on their respective teams. Here are Spruill's picks!...

Courtney Vandersloot in the East, A’ja Wilson in the West 

A'ja Wilson (Western Conference) and Courtney Vandersloot (Eastern Conference) are the WNBA Players of the Week for games played through Sunday, August 9. Wilson's name already is swirling atop MVP conversations. Can Vandersloot now rise from understated workhorse to bona fide star?...