Announcing ‘The W25’ and Determining the WNBA’s All-time GOAT

Announcing ‘The W25’ and Determining the WNBA’s All-time GOAT

By Tamryn Spruill In celebrating the WNBA's 25th season, the league on Sunday (Sept. 5) revealed during halftime of the hotly-awaited matchup between the Las Vegas Aces and the Chicago Sky (ABC) "The W25" -- or the 25 best players in the league's storied history. The depths of talent across the league's quarter-century history made choosing the top 25 players a difficult task. To make it easier, the league compiled a list of athletes who played at least two seasons in the WNBA and met at least four of seven criteria. From that list of 72 candidates, the WNBA employed the help of voters from the world of women's hoops, including players and media members, who were instructed to shave the list to 25. The league tallied the numbers on the Official "W25" Ballot to reveal the top 25 players in league history. Tamika Catchings, the WNBA's all-time leader in steals (with no former or current player in the stratosphere of her 1,074 steals) and vice president/general manager of the Indiana...

Why America Doesn’t Deserve Sports Right Now

Why America Doesn’t Deserve Sports Right Now

By Tamryn Spruill “Come back, Maya!” Imani McGee-Stafford exclaimed during a call with me on Saturday, June 13. “Come back, Maya!” She was referring, of course, to Maya Moore: the WNBA star who called a temporary pause on her basketball career at the basketball-prime age of 29, just off the heels of winning her fourth WNBA championship in 2017 with the Minnesota Lynx. The future first-ballot Hall of Famer vowed to throw all of her energy into freeing Jonathan Irons: an African-American man from her home state of Missouri whom she believes was wrongly convicted. McGee-Stafford, like most WNBA fans, misses seeing Moore on the court. She also understands and respects the sacrifice Moore is making for a greater good. Her own decision to step away from basketball for two years to attend law...