Plenty of pre-All-Star game fodder

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.