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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...

Black women in the WNBA know no bounds when it comes to pursuing financial wellness

And Candace Parker -- 2016 WNBA champion, Finals MVP, two-time league MVP (2008, 2013), reigning Defensive Player of the Year, 2008 Rookie of the Year and  five-time All Star -- is the perfect case in point. Parker recently returned from an ankle injury and, in just 17 minutes, helped the Chicago Sky snap a seven-game losing streak. The impact of her presence off the court may be even greater. ...