PHOTOS | Lynx celebrate third WNBA title: parade, Prince and more

“Do you think three times make a dynasty?” asked Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges to the appreciative crowd inside her city’s downtown arena midday Friday to fete the newly crowned Lynx. She then turned to the team standing behind her on stage and answered her own question: “I think you are a dynasty now,” she declared.

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WNBA Dispatch | A long and winding road to victory for Lynx

“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.”

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WNBA Dispatch | Lynx win third championship title

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.”

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Taylor Hill comes home to help beat the home team

Tayler Hill now understands there’s no statute of limitations on being a hometown favorite.
“I think it is a blessing to be able to come back and give to the community,” noted Hill, the only Minneapolis native presently playing in the WNBA. She seemed taken aback, however, that after all these years, locals still embrace her whenever she’s in town.

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