Conference players of the week, more All-Star debate

The Western and Eastern conference players of the week are Tina Thompson and Ivory Latta. Pretty cool for Thompson, and it’s dope that so many different athletes have been player of the week so far this season.

Two ESPN writers discuss possible changes to the WNBA All-Star game. I love this quote, by Graham Hays:

Women’s basketball doesn’t need to try to copy every detail of men’s basketball. It really doesn’t need to copy things from men’s basketball that stopped being entertaining around the same time Brittney Griner was born.

I think that if there are five or more people who can do a skill, it’s time for a skills contest. It doesn’t matter what the men do.

Check out the All-Star pre-game dunk fest.

Angel McCoughtry vs. Candace Parker biceps flex.

Other WNBA news:

Fever….are doing good business in Indianapolis.

Lynx….Janel McCarville says that if you believe it, it will happen.”

Liberty….veteran Katie Smith has had a career packed with historic triumphs.

Storm….talking with Tanisha Wright.

Sheryl Swoopes:

Loyola Chicago’s coach, Sheryl Swoopes, will be features in a “Nine for IX” special on ESPN tomorrow night.

What a piece on Swoopes.

Back on the court, Swoopes is happy again.

How Swoopes’ pregnancy changed women’s pro sports.

College news:

Gonzaga coach Kelly Graves’ final blog about being an assistant for the gold-medal winning U19 team.