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Seattle Storm Win the W.N.B.A. Championship
"Desk, A ring for each finger, maybe one for the thumb next season. Well right now the Seattle storm are celebrating 1/4 WN BA title after demolishing the Las Vegas Aces last night. 92 2 59. Siri's M V P. Briana Stewart, averaging 28.3 points for the Serious, said she kept a championship mindset. No, I am and I think that you know I am humble and that's for sure. But You know when I'm thinking to myself and, you know, building that confidence, I know that, Uh, no, It was not me and continuing to bring that dominance and having that same mindset since I was that you found and now as well. The title was a second in the last three years for the storm to hold a virtual celebration.
WNBA players urge people to vote against team owner, senator
"W. NBA. Stars are openly endorsing Kelly Leffler opponent in her Georgia sit race despite her ownership stake in one of the teams, leagues. W Now? No No, no. No they're not supporting Ralph warnock Nah I'm sorry Doug Collins No. That's Boring College Board Ralph. WARNOCK WNBA. Stars are openly endorsing Reverend Raphael warnock for the US Senate seat currently held Atlanta Dream Cone or Kelly Leffler Leffler Georgia Republican previously used her position as a team owner as a political stance in her hotly contested special election players called on WNBA Commissioner. Cathy Engelbert to ban Leffler from the League after her comments against the black lives matters group. You know she. She's writing this. HELP INNER Players across the WNBA have long been vocal opponents of Senator Kelly Leffler Georgia. Republican who also happens to Cole the League's Atlanta Franchise. But as the special election for Leffler appointed senatorial seats up stars are using their platform to explicitly rebel against the controversial politician prior to Tuesday nights matchup between the Phoenix Mercury and the Atlanta Dream members of both teams express support. For Reverend Raphael. warnock. By wearing t shirts that read vote warnock according to representatives for the mercury players on the Chicago Sky also donned the black and white shirts prior to their game against the Dallas Wings players on the Seattle Storm in Connecticut also wore the shirts prior to the game which you know these people who were I guess they just eight Kelly leveler. Okay. Now, here's the thing. If they schrief walls in the forest and no one is around. Does it make a sound? If. They WNBA player takes political position does anyone know unless there's a reporter there to tell them and then does anyone care? No one watches the Wnba these are the people who off the court because of the national anthem they didn't even neil they walked off the court.
Sue Bird's Basketball Evolution
"Shantelle just how important has sue bird been to the storm success this season I think she is that veteran leader for them. There aren't many players from see the floor like she does. down. Sue Bird is not just an amazing passer. She's also the beneficiary of having these four players around her who are excellent scores. Your. To. Pursue. I think what a great point guard does is they elevate the play of everyone around them and she does that and the players around her fish and so whether it is a two point, sixteen assists game or whether it's ten assists sixteen point game she's able to contribute and ways statistically that are really impressive Vegas. Church it over. comes. Down the lane also bird feed legs. And she said many times the season an assist. Players it's not just her I think stewing jewel were pretty much I R- and for me as a point guard out there trying to find the open player I. Like I said, I've always said this is a is a two-person thing tonight those played amazing and she so steady for them and she's so level and they kind of go as she goes in even when she wasn't able to play all the games for them the season I. Think. You know she is that due north for them in terms of bringing the team forward, and there aren't a lot of players in sports that have that personality both on and off the court for their team, and I think emotionally just the way she leads for this team i. think a moment that really sticks out to me from the season is in a semifinal series against the links Alicia Clark scored a game winning basket service shoots. Lucia Clark gets the huge offensive rebound puts it back in and the way that sue bird kind of raced her after that game she hugged her and like raptor hands around the leashes head. Goes. Yup Seattle the number two seed. With an eighty eight, eighty, six, win over. There's so much respect not just for on the team but the way she respects the other teammates around her and I think they feel that and they see that when what would you say jumps out most you when you watch her play at this point in her career I, think the way that she anticipates that's what makes her so good in. So effective as a point, there are times when it's like, she can know exactly how many strides Brianna Stewart is. Going to need to get to a certain place and she gets the ball there. So that Brianna Stewart if she's taking four steps with her long stride down the court, she catches the ball exactly where she needs to exactly and shooting form and she can go up with it. So nothing more terrifying imagine for an opposing coach than seeing sue pick dribble at like the free throw line and getting ready to launch it down court because it's kind of like. Well, that's going to be a bucket because she's able. to, anticipate and see the floor in a way that defenses can't stop. You can put yourself in good position but the game is constantly moving and her ability at Xuan dissipate and know where and how her players want the ball. It's unmatched.
NBA, Pro Sports Teams Call Off Games After Jacob Blake Shooting
"Aw. It's been four years in San Francisco. Forty Niners quarterback Colin Kaepernick first to Caen in response to police violence against black people me ultimately is to bring awareness and make people know realize what's really going on in this country. There are a lot of things that are going on their unjust people aren't being held accountable for, and that's something that needs to change that message from two thousand sixteen resonated last night across the professional sports world when players from the. NBA WNBA Major League Baseball Major League soccer professional tennis, and more decided against playing games in response to the police shooting of Jacob Blake in Wisconsin Stars including Lebron James Naomi Osaka, mookie Betts Elizabeth Williams, and others released statements denouncing the shooting and talking about their decision not to take part in Games. The reaction from players and broadcasters was swift. The consensus is to not playing tonight slate of games and to kneel lock arms and racists during the national anthem all. Teen. Back, we're calling for justice, Jacob Lick and demand offer beheld count I got this little girl here that we see every day his life matters he needs to know that he can do what he wants to do whenever he leaves his house as a black man as a former player. I think it's best for me to support the players and just not be here tonight. In in a blackmail of Americans, it's not easy so. We've seen this all of our heroes. Constantly taken down, we understand is not gonNA end
What Sabrina Ionescu's injury means for her rookie season
"Six S. q was the most hyped up rookie that we've seen in the WNBA in a very long time. Maybe ever what is the latest on her injury? Yeah. I agree with you that she was the most hyped to be NBA rookie her just the amount of tweets that were sent out before she even stepped foot on the WNBA court was impressive. I just don't like to lose. The latest update with Sabrina, askew she didn't need surgery, which is obviously a good sign for a great three ankle sprain hasn't been ruled out officially for the rest of the season but the specialists that I've talked to create three ankle sprain like you're not coming back really before three months, and so my guess is that she's going to spend the rest of the season rehabbing and supporting the liberty from afar.
It's Hot Out West: Interview with Seattle Storm's Jordin Canada
"What's going on WB Fans Meg mcpeek I am so happy to be joined by our guest Jordan Canada. She is one of the up and coming superstars in the WMBA. She obviously plays for the Seattle storm coming off a win and you know without introducing her I've got to talk about some of the accolades because you can't mention Jordan Canada and not talk about defense in this league. Here's a two, thousand, nine, hundred, wnba. All defensive first team one, she's a WNBA champion with the Seattle Storm Two thousand eighteen sweeping the Washington mystics open. Guess what she was drafted number five overall by Seattle and I think my favorite fun fact about Jordan is the fact that you are the first. Woman. First Woman in PAC twelve conference history to score eighteen hundred points. Record seven hundred assists in you joined one of the best to ever do it in Gary Payton. In I. I. think that is probably the coolest thing as well. I don't know about you. I'm so excited to have you on the show first off. Happy Belated Twenty Fifth Birthday. How was it? In the bubble. Thank. You obviously, it was quite different. I didn't really get to do much. So I had practice and then I came back and I kinda just chilled That's pretty much I can do is I've been inside the bubble but I've. Sydney gifts my parents sent me a little birthday cake and some edible arrangements. So I got to celebrate just That's amazing. I'm a big fan of the edible arrangements myself. So I am super jealous about that and you mention you know being limited on what you can do in the bubble how is life going in the bubble and? To that point what has been your favorite thing to do not hoops related. The honest we come and don't have much here. We have a pool at the legacy hotel, which is right right up. The street you can save because we're all in villa. So we have a pool that we can go to I. Know they have like early morning golf lessons. and that's pretty much it. That's all we have So for the most part I mean, if you're with your teammates hanger with team You. Aims walking by because we're all in the same areas. Say hello to each other and speak to you know speech our friends and that's pretty much a practice and you come back to your villa. You'd relax and chill we go to games I'm. Really all that we have are you try to make the most of it I? Mean I'm very simple. So it doesn't bother me as much I'm such an introvert. I'm a homebody. So mostly in my room, some of most time just watching TV and stuff. So it's been fine in the beginning of a little bit rough I know something. Terrible living conditions would it where they were saying and stuff but I never had a problem with it but it's been much better You know we've only been here a little over a month. So it's getting better and I think we're just getting used to the conditions of the environment. I'm so happy I actually have something in common with Jordan Canada I am very introverted as well and homebody. So it's good to know if I was in the bubble I would be able to survive with like you said the Gulf I'd be able to hit up. So that'd be pretty cool and it's always fun to relax outside at the pool when you have an off day. So I, know when things being in the bubble and the season being much different than what you're accustomed to. Of course, the news before heading down to a Bradenton geared kloppenburg would be filling in again for coached in Hughes just because of the health concerns with his previous health and cove nineteen how has the team been in contact with coach hugues while being in the bubble? How have you all and coach Kloppenburg still managed to integrate coach us into the day to day of the season. I mean, well, we kind of had a little bit of of that last year when our coaches out when need. Your cancer in remission stuff so. We kinda had. A few games in the season without him and we kinda had to, you know do without him and adjust, but he's always been very active and engaged with us. He I know he talked to the coaching staff allow he does takes me call me from time to time just to talk and catch up I. Don't know about the other players but yet he's just been very engaging in still keeping contact i. know the coaches do a good job of You know talk to him and him incorporating things that he sees while he's. Just, something that he wants us to do Argos very that in. So having a coach Klopp no, be the interim goes like he's had experienced last year being you know in position than he's done a great job and you know we also have like sue bird who's technically light a coach he knows that they're helping. US as well. So we have a lot of help but I know that you know we we really do Miss Dan and I know he's cheering us on from home and you know work continuing to pray for him after thought. So it's it's been a good experience at amazing and it's as if you have done this media before because we me Perfectly with mentioning sue bird and for fans that may not be aware two, thousand nineteen with sue being out with her injury. You were basically thrust in your second season into the starting role and leading this team from the point guard position and being a vocal leader at such a young age in your career. Can you tell us just how that adjustment was? Last season and dealing with that, and even if you know as you mentioned is basically an extra coach with the team on the floor now that you've got her back in the lineup, how how was that transition for you and what advice did she give you throughout last season? It was it was It was tough. I would say there was a lot of ups and downs during that season. It's very hard coming from and you're you know one of the star players on the team you're playing a lot of minutes and you come into a team that's fully stagnant at the see. Find Yourself and my rookie year I had a hard time finding my role I was very up and down I, kind of lost a little bit of my confidence. So it was it was a hard adjustment and then going overseas having to be thrust back into a starting position than have to you know get that leadership back in that confidence bag. So I think that really helped a lot going into two thousand, nineteen season I mean obviously, I didn't expect to be out but because. I was prepared and I gained a little bit my confidence back. I was able to just we know set Ryan in. Obviously there have been subscription ups and downs during that season and trying to learn as I go but sue was a big help. I mean the the best advice that she gave me was don't worry about trying to fill my shoes in in trying to be like me just play your game I know once I came into the league, everyone was talking about Oh. Jordan and ensue in is Jordan going to be able to about up to sue in an expectations and so she told me not to worry about that lying just go out inches player game two point guards, two different types of styles. But what I bring to the table is very important to the team, and so I keep that in mind last year and just trying to play my game and not. The. You know the outside noise and just Do What my team needed to do and I kinda, you know gained a lot of confidence in that and incoming in this season and having Birdie back. I mean like I? Say We're two different point guards in two different styles and if you've watched this play the season, you can kinda tell the difference of when I committed in when she's in. So it's just great to see that you know we're able to play together and you know still Kinda or me keep up the pace with the team when I'm coming in and not have a a low or did. when sue comes out so it's just been awesome experience so far she's been a tremendous help and in my growth all around. How important was that advice that she gave you of reminding you don't try to be me be yourself like how how integral was that inner growth especially, you mentioned now having her back. was very helpful I mean coming into it team like I said I was fully back in playing behind one of the. Honestly. The best point guards ever played the game I mean, that's kind of like nerve wracking and still you have your own expectations like I don't want to screw I don't. WanNa. Come in to a team as police tag playing behind the best point guard ever and you know fail I. Mean there's some of the things I not to think about my rookie year in having her tell me that especially a veteran who's been as game for so long you know she didn't have to tell me that she didn't have to step aside and say, Hey, like don't worry player game don't worry about outside noise expectations just just play your game in big about the team and you which you need to do to to get us to where we are and so to have that advice as such. Early stage in my career was is extremely helpful and it has helped me at times. I think about those times she says that it just calmed down because I know there's been times in the season last year this year where I get super rattle and try to do too much in that think about. That, like calmed down, relaxing, get back to who I am as a player. So to have that to have that advice as A. Data Mark Career is a blessing in Zomba's very thing for her.
Washington Mystics face the Seattle Storm as both remain undefeated; NBA reopens with a bang
"A a W W N N B, B, a a matchup matchup with with the the defending defending league league champion champion Washington Washington MYSTICS. MYSTICS. They begin a stretch of three games in five days. The game this afternoon at three our time in Bradenton, Florida. It will be on ESPN and the N BA reopens with a pair of games Anthony Davis and Zion Williamson, a couple of the headliners, along with LeBron James, it'll be, Williams said in the New Orleans Hornets taking on Utah. Well, Anthony Davis and LeBron James and the Lakers will face the Clippers Sports attended
Delle Donne hurt that request denied by panel of doctors
"What's happening with George Wallace. Alright, Debbie. We know that the WN BA denying Elena delle Donne's request to opt out of the season due to Lyme disease panel of doctors decided that she was not high risk, and she should be permitted to play in the bubble While she spoke out today for the first time on the player's Tribune, said that the panel never once spoke to her or her doctors, and now she's left with two choices. Risk her life or forfeit her paycheck, says she takes 64 pills a day for Lyme disease, also says she has not made her decision yet. It is carefully weighing her options as the Mystics getting stuff for the WN BA season.
Missouri man freed from prison with help from WNBA star
"Wrongfully convicted man who has the WNBA Myanmar fought for was finally released from prison yesterday. You see the moment right there. Jonathan Iron served twenty two years of a fifty year sentence after being convicted in one, thousand, nine, hundred and burglary and assault with a weapon, he walked free Wednesday. More was amongst those to greet him as he walked out. The four-time wnba champion, put her career on hold, missing two seasons to help him or family Ma- irons prison ministry in two. Two, thousand seven before her freshman year at uconn penitentiary visit here. She was on good. Morning America in that moment. I just really felt like I could. I could rest I mean I've been standing, and we've been standing for so long and it just it was an unplanned moment where I just felt relief in. Just it was kind of a worshipful moment, just dropping semi knees, and just being so thankful that we made it, and you know when I stepped away. To two springs ago, I just really wanted to shift my priorities to be able to be more available and present to show up for things that I felt. were mattering more than being a professional athlete, and so this is obviously one of the. Biggest and most direct results of that. Obviously you guys know. I went to uconn season ticket holder to men's and women's basketball and a followed my more for a long time. She gave up two years of her prime as the star. For this mission, it is absolutely unbelievable when we talk about the sacrifice into see this man walk free. It is such a remarkable moment in just kudos to her. What a special woman! In Role Model
WNBA star helps free wrongfully convicted man who spent 22 years in prison
"Prison after a county prosecutor declined to retry his case. The release follows years of work by WN Ba star Maya Moore and others who argued he was falsely convicted of burglary and assault charges. More was there when the 40 year old Jonathan Irons walked out of Jefferson City Correctional Center. He'd been serving a 50 year sentence stemming from the non fatal shooting of a homeowner in the ST Louis area when Irons was 16 your top