Pride nights this evening are especially pertinent

It’s Pride night in Los Angeles tonight, for the Sparks game and in New York, for the Liberty match up.

Though scheduled long ago, tonight’s festivities come just two days after the horrific Orlando massacre inside of an LGBT night club. The Liberty’s Shavonte Zellous, in a powerful essay “I am Orlando,” writes about how her sister was on her way to the club but got a call to come into work the next morning, and changed her plans.

Team news:

The Fever are looking to avoid a three-game losing streak tonight.

The Lynx are deeper and fresher going into tonight’s game.

New faces have lead the Dream to the top of the East.

Player news:

Wings forward Glory Johnson is downplaying the match up against former wife Brittney Griner this Saturday.

The back story.

Fever rookie Tiffany Mitchell is thriving in the WNBA.

Jordan Hooper is soaring with the Wings.

Rookie Rachel Banham is bringing a “mamba mentality” to the Sun.

College coach news:

Kentucky coach Matthew Mitchell says writing his team off next season would be a mistake.

High school news:

Top recruit Sabrina Ionescu is down to Oregon and Washington as her finalist schools, and will decide soon.