Short-handed Seattle Storm lean on stars to lift them past top-seeded Las Vegas Aces in WNBA semifinals opener

9:33 PM ET MA VoepelESPN.com Close MA Voepel covers the WNBA, women’s college basketball, and other college sports for espnW. Voepel began covering women’s basketball in 1984, and has been with ESPN since 1996. LAS VEGAS — The Seattle Storm were on the road and down a starter to injury as they began the WNBA … Read more

Brittney Griner doesn’t need Dennis Rodman’s ‘help’

NoPhoto: Getty Images You may have missed it but for a brief moment, former NBA player Dennis Rodman was back and ready to schmooze concessions out of another authoritarian. That’s right, the former member of the notorious Bad Boys Pistons squad before joining up with Michael Jordan in Chicago had selflessly volunteered to enter into … Read more

Brittney Griner doesn’t need Dennis Rodman’s ‘help’

NoPhoto: Getty Images You may have missed it but for a brief moment, former NBA player Dennis Rodman was back and ready to schmooze concessions out of another authoritarian. That’s right, the former member of the notorious Bad Boys Pistons squad before joining up with Michael Jordan in Chicago had selflessly volunteered to enter into … Read more

WNBA playoffs 2022 – Why Seattle Storm-Washington Mystics winner could be primed for postseason run

Could the winner of the 2022 WNBA playoff’s most intriguing first-round series between the Seattle Storm and Washington Mystics be more of a threat than its record indicates? The Storm and Mystics, who finished tied for fourth in the WNBA standings at 22-14 — with Seattle earning the right to host the series by winning … Read more

Seattle Storm celebrate Sue Bird in final regular-season home game; Aces play spoiler

SEATTLE — The stage was set for a memorable game Sunday as the Seattle Storm celebrated Sue Bird’s 19 seasons with the franchise ahead of her final regular-season home game in Seattle. A franchise-record crowd of 18,100 packed Climate Pledge Arena for the Storm’s game against the Las Vegas Aces. Bird was honored with an … Read more

Phoenix Mercury’s Diana Taurasi on rivalry with Sue Bird — ‘Been an incredible ride’

PHOENIX — Almost 25 minutes after Phoenix Mercury star Diana Taurasi sent her best friend, Seattle Storm star Sue Bird, off into the sunset of their own personal rivalry, they were navigating the underbelly of the downtown Footprint Center on Friday night trying to figure out which way to go. After they shared the postgame … Read more

Brittney Griner, detained in Russia, was the MVP of the WNBA’s All-Star Weekend

Both All-Star squads played the second half wearing Brittney Griner’s No. 42 in solidarity.Photo: Getty Images CHICAGO — Some things are impossible to ignore. With four circles placed on the court, for the first time in WNBA All-Star Game history, a 4-pointer was a real thing. And for much of the first quarter it seemed … Read more

Brittney Griner, detained in Russia, was the MVP of the WNBA’s All-Star Weekend

Both All-Star squads played the second half wearing Brittney Griner’s No. 42 in solidarity.Photo: Getty Images CHICAGO — Some things are impossible to ignore. With four circles placed on the court, for the first time in WNBA All-Star Game history, a 4-pointer was a real thing. And for much of the first quarter it seemed … Read more

How Tina Charles can bolster the Seattle Storm’s WNBA title hopes

The Seattle Storm officially announced Tuesday what everyone anticipated since center Tina Charles’ “divorce” from the Phoenix Mercury was announced three days earlier: She is headed to the Pacific Northwest. Charles has signed a rest of the season contract with the Storm, who are currently 11-7 and in fourth place in the WNBA standings. Guard … Read more

WNBA legend Sue Bird retiring after this season: ‘I’m gonna miss it’

12:00 PM ET Alexa PhilippouESPN Close Covers women’s college basketball and the WNBA Previously covered UConn and the WNBA Connecticut Sun for the Hartford Courant Stanford graduate and Baltimore native with further experience at the Dallas Morning News, Seattle Times and Cincinnati Enquirer WNBA legend Sue Bird, the league’s all-time assists leader, announced Thursday that … Read more