Tagged Breanna Stewart

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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Jordin Canada Keeping Seattle Storm as Contenders

The depleted Seattle Storm just keep finding ways (and contributors) to win. Entering their final game before the 2019 All-Star break, the defending champs sit at 12-8 and are just one game out of first place. Point guard of the future Jordin Canada, forced into starting duties with Sue Bird (knee) out indefinitely, has been…

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What Natasha Howard’s Scoring Storm Means

The Natasha Howard trade looks better by the day for the Seattle Storm. The sixth-year forward is second in league-wide scoring at 19.6 points per game through nine games. She saw limited floor time during her first four seasons, split between the Indiana Fever and Minnesota Lynx before joining the Storm via a sign-and-trade prior…

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The Unequal Path Women Take from College to the WNBA

A 20-year old sophomore at Texas Tech, Jarrett Culver played his last college basketball game on April 8th when his Red Raiders were defeated by the University of Virginia in the NCAA men’s basketball championship game. On May 16th, Culver will be in Chicago to attend the 2019 NBA Draft Combine—a televised event on ESPN2. If…

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Where do Seattle Storm Turn without Breanna Stewart, Sue Bird?

The Seattle Storm announced just over a month ago that reigning WNBA regular season and Finals MVP Breanna Stewart will miss the entire 2019 season after undergoing surgery on her ruptured right Achilles tendon. Stewart suffered the injury in April’s EuroLeague championship game. As the Storm embark on their title defense without the superstar forward,…

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What Notable Absences Mean for WNBA’s 23rd Season

No Maya Moore. No Breanna Stewart. And, until a few days ago, many had begun to wonder if Liz Cambage would lace ‘em up at all for the 2019 WNBA season. Unfortunately, the 2018 season was a bit of an anomaly as nearly every star talent was healthy and available. A surprise contender, the Seattle…

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Here’s What Happens When You Try to Stop WNBA’s Best Shooter

Breanna Stewart took the WNBA by storm in 2018, earning both regular season and WNBA Finals MVP honors during just her third season. One key takeaway from that dominating performance: Even with all due respect to Diana Taurasi, Stewart has become far and away the WNBA’s best and most dangerous jump shooter. The arrival of…

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Seattle Storm 2019 Offseason Checklist

The Seattle Storm struck gold in 2018 with the acquisition of forward Natasha Howard and the hiring of head coach Dan Hughes. Breanna Stewart ran away with MVP honors in her third season, leading her team to a league-best 26-8 record after back-to-back sub-.500 seasons. We were treated to a best-of-five semifinal for the ages…

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