WNBA Plenty of pre-All-Star game fodder By Sue Favor - July 21, 2017 All-Star game!! Fun and reflection prevailed during open practice today. It’s the vets of the West vs. the youth of the East – a perfect blend of legends and future legends. Veterans and first-timers are soaking it up. Finals opponents have turned into teammates. Alyssa Thomas will replace Elena Delle Donne as a starter. Sue Bird welcomed the All-Stars to Seattle. Eight things to know before watching the game. Player social stream. The All-Star game is a validation of the Connecticut Sun’s season, so far. Candace Parker debuts the Crazy Explosive 17 Adidas shoe for the All-Star game. Tiffany Hayes is finally getting the respect she deserves. Sue Bird always embraced her place as a role model. Jonquel Jones play list. WNBA news: Africa’s influence on the WNBA’s top players. Shannon Burley’s cool job: Seattle Storm SVP of marketing and business operations. The Sun are looking forward to spending time at home. The WNBA is no frills….which I guess is news to some. WNBA player news: Alana Beard is learning to swim. Angel McCoughtry is opening an ice cream parlor.