By Myles Ehrlich

Myles Alexander is from Brooklyn, NY, and has been writing since childhood, when it passed the time better than rolling scenery and folk CDs on family road trips. He legitimized his passion at New York University and The Writer’s Foundry MFA. His work has been published with Castings, MASH Stories, and flashfictionmagazine.com. When not writing, Myles is usually playing, watching, or reading about sports. His east coast WNBA fandom resides with the Liberty, his west coast with the Aces.

WNBA Watch List: Top Matchups for Each Team in 2020

The WNBA recently released its 2020 schedule, and this coming year’s teams will play 36 games (instead of 34) while also participating in the first-ever Commissioner’s Cup. Every team will take its first ten conference games—two matchups apiece against each of the five other teams in their conference—and use those standings to seed a midseason…

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The Silver Lining Behind 2019 Seattle Storm’s Poor Injury Luck

The Seattle Storm’s hopes of repeating in 2019 were already all but dashed by the time the season tipped off. In the six weeks before the season began, league MVP Breanna Stewart suffered a ruptured Achilles overseas and star point guard Sue Bird underwent arthroscopic knee surgery. That left a lot of question marks and…

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Hiring Walt Hopkins Ushers in New Era of NY Liberty Basketball

One week before the ever-extended CBA deadline, the New York Liberty introduced Walt Hopkins on Wednesday as its eighth head coach in franchise history. Sitting beside General Manager Jonathan Kolb, Hopkins could hardly withhold an enthusiastic grin through his introduction at the Liberty’s new home arena, the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. He comes over from…

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How New-Look Minnesota Lynx Can Reclaim Their Contender Status

The Minnesota Lynx are one of those rarest WNBA teams (due to the league’s relatively young age) that carries a true dynastic legacy. Problem is, playing in the shadow of legacies can be hard when you’re endlessly striving to regain a luster that most other franchises have never even had, much less lost. No team…

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How Kayla McBride Helps Create Las Vegas Aces’ Identity

Las Vegas Aces rookie guard Jackie Young walks the ball over half-court during an August 13 win over the Atlanta Dream. Initiating the offense with a pass to Dearica Hamby at the top of the key, the Aces have star center Liz Cambage sealing her defender in front of the basket. Hamby bullets a pass…

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Building on Diamond DeShields’ Stellar Sophomore Season

Diamond DeShields is defending the strong-side corner when the Chicago Sky force a turnover. By the time Courtney Vandersloot hits her with a lead pass, she’s at half court, a step beyond Phoenix Mercury center Britney Griner, retreating from her high post position. There’s no contest as DeShields finishes the reverse. She’s three minutes into…

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How Marianne Stanley Brings New Hope to Indiana Fever

The Indiana Fever coaching staff is finally taking shape. The team hired Hall-of-Famer Marianne Stanley as head coach and promoted Tamika Catchings to general manager on November 26. Stanley is both a smart and safe hire for the young Fever: Her first head coaching job was at Old Dominion University over forty years ago, and…

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Reigniting L.A. Sparks in 2020 Will Start Up Front

Undercut by the controversial semifinal sweep that saw first-year coach Derek Fisher all but bench a healthy Candace Parker and long-time GM Penny Toler lose her job after a profanity-filled locker room speech, much of 2019 was actually a success for the Los Angeles Sparks. Though there’s plenty to unpack on that front, TBW colleague…

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What’s Next for New York Liberty After Winning WNBA Draft Lottery

The Liberty, who entered the night with a 44 percent chance at the top slot, won the WNBA Draft Lottery Tuesday and the right to draft Sabrina Ionescu, the all-time collegiate triple-double leader. The 5’11” point guard has the potential to be a franchise changer, a fiery teammate and natural leader that could bring the…

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Activism and the WNBA

As we eulogize contemporary legend Toni Morrison, we look to her body of work for hope and inspiration. While teaching a class, she once remarked, “When you get these jobs that you have been so brilliantly trained for, just remember that your real job is that if you are free, you need to free somebody…

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