“It was 18,000 people?” asked Seimone Augustus, when told of the franchise-record sellout crowd to watch Minnesota win its first pro basketball championship at home since the NBA’s Lakers back in the ’50s. “I’ve been here 10 years [and] I never seen the [arena’s] upper deck full of people in my career. It means a lot to be the longest tenured Lynx and see this amazing environment that we created over the last few years.” Continue Reading →
The newly crowned WNBA champions Minnesota Lynx had the option of going across the street from the arena to a private party at a downtown restaurant Wednesday night. Or take a rented limo out to Paisley Park in Chanhassen for a private concert given by the place’s owner.
Whether or not the players accepted Prince’s offer, nine times out of ten they’d probably still “party like it’s 1999.” Continue Reading →
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If it was up to her, Carolyn Peck would be in Minneapolis in person for Game 2 of WNBA Finals on Tuesday.
“I would love to be at the game,” admitted the ESPN studio analyst Monday in a MSR phone interview. “Are you kidding me?” Continue Reading →
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Two members of our MSR sports experts’ panel recently released their 2012 best sports stories. Nate Parham of Swish Appeal places at the top of his list the Indiana Fever winning the 2012 WNBA championship. “I think Tamika Catchings [the finals MVP] has done so much for women’s basketball…throughout her career. I think the entire women’s basketball world was rooting for her to win a championship. People are comparing it to LeBron James [winning his first NBA title this year].”
Baylor’s undefeated season “obviously was a huge story,” Parham says. Continue Reading →