Tagged Breanna Stewart

WNBA’s New Collective Bargaining Agreement Reminds How Poorly Players Were Treated

The new tentative collective bargaining agreement between the WNBA and WNBPA is a groundbreaking labor contract for those parties. But that’s kind of the problem. While the league has yet to make the full text of the CBA available (and likely won’t do so until after the contract is voted on by the league’s Board…

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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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Where Do Seattle Storm Go After Injury-Riddled 2019?

The Seattle Storm’s hopeful title defense took the biggest hit possible just weeks before the start of the 2019 season.  Reigning regular season and Finals MVP Breanna Stewart suffered a torn Achilles playing in the EuroLeague final for Dynamo Kursk during April, about five months before Seattle’s regular-season opener.  All-Star point guard Sue Bird also…

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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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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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