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Discussion in 'NBA' started by Shadowlight, Sep 13, 2018.

  1. Shadowlight

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    How appropriate that the winner of the WNBA championship last night were the Seattle Storm. As a big one ( or is it hype you never know) is heading for the Carolinas.

    The MVP of the series was Breanna Stewart who was also named the MVP of the WNBA this season. Her Storm beat the Washington Mystics which featured a previous MVP winner in Elena Delle Donne. Donne was not 100% after getting injured in the previous round but it was nice to see two of the top WNBA young stars like Stewart , who is only 24 and Delle Donne square off in the finals.

    Stewart is a rangy lanky phenome who just keeps piling up awards. At UCONN she was the leader of a team that won four championships. That had never been done before. She also won some MVP awards back in college along with being the MVP in all four college championships. And WNBA Rookie Of The Year in 2016.



    Talk about a resume. A consummate all around basketball player at 6'4" she dominates all over the court and has a sweet shooting touch that extends out to three points. She nailed a bunch of them last night. Very fluid and athletic. A sight to behold. Many call her "Stewie."

    Her teammate the much older Sue Bird and also former UCONN player (there was also one other UCONN player on the Storm this season) played a pivotal role throughout the season. She dished out 10 assists last night.

    This team packs them in in Seattle and the parade is Sunday.

    It is a reminder that through the gloom there are still white athletes that can tower above the grim landscape.
     
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  2. Shadowlight

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    Bad news. Probably the greatest female basketball player in the world Breanna Stewart ruptured her Achilles playing overseas.

    I know these women want to pile up money but there is another side to that equation. Playing overseas in a structured league highly increases the risk of injury.

    In my mind they are better sucking it up and living with their WNBA salary, even if they aren't satisfied with it. Who is satisfied with what they are making? Their call but I'm just saying.

    But the moral of the story is too much going for the gusto isn't often worth it in the end. Sometimes the old fashioned conservative approach is the best medicine. Rest up and do some practice and exercise in the off season.

    So now Breanna will probably miss the entire WNBA season. Good grief.
     

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