All-Star game: two thumbs up

The madness that was today’s WNBA All-Star game was a fun affair, punctuated by some great performances, and a lot of silliness……Oh, those player intros!! Where are the videos????

Seriousness and defense took a back seat to fun.

Nevertheless, the West won, 117-112.

Maya Moore exploded for 30 points, eclipsing the record set last year, and was named the game’s MVP.

Game highlights.

In a record tenth All-Star game, the soon-to-be retiring Tamika Catchings went out her way. She’s now the all-time leading scorer in All-Star game history.

Brittney Griner dunked (duh).

Alex Bentley had a big game. She heard and deserved the cheers of the home crowd.

Shoni Schimmel brought some fun to the game.

The game showcases the league’s growth and future.

What was behind Elena Delle Donne’s touching gesture at the All-Star Game.

And did you catch Chiney Ogwumike’s fantastic halftime analysis of the first half of WNBA season? The young woman has a future in broadcasting, if she wants it. She’s just got to stop her sister, Nneka, and Jantel Lavender from video bombing her during broadcasts.

More WNBA:

EDD has emerged as the face of the WNBA.

Tamika Catchings and others discuss the state of the WNBA.

AND:

The WNBA is ready to look at expansion.

U19 Championships:

The US battled Spain, 80-65, to advance to the finals.

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