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  1. Freshman Aquira DeCosta Is So Good She Dominates In Her Sleep

    Walter Villa

    Any time of day or night, waking or asleep, Aquira DeCosta is thinking basketball. Add that passion to her uncanny talent, and there's no telling how good the St. Mary's (Stockton, California) 6-2 freshman phenom is going to be.

    Story | Conversation | December 18, 2014
  2. HoopGurlz -- A'ja Wilson set to compete in Slam Dunk Contest at M...

    Could Candace Parker be getting some company? A'ja Wilson, the undeclared No. 1 prospect in the espnW HoopGurlz Top 100, looks to become the second girl to win the McDonald's slam dunk contest on Monday night when she takes on seven boys.

    Story | Conversation | March 30, 2014
  3. Stoked for my senior season

    Chiney Ogwumike

    I'm back! First of all, I would like to thank espnW for giving me the wonderful opportunity again to share my voice with you all. As women's basketball players, we don't dunk (that often) or move with lightning speed, but we are special. Our game ...

    Blog | November 26, 2013
  4. espnW -- Graham Hays and Kate Fagan discuss the WNBA adding a du...

    Brittney Griner would like the WNBA to add a dunk contest to All-Star weekend, but would that -- or some other skills competition - really help spice things up? Graham Hays and Kate Fagan discuss in the W Debate.

    Story | Conversation | July 29, 2013
  5. First at last for Candace Parker

    espnW

    She was the No. 1 pick in the 2008 WNBA draft and became the first player to earn MVP and rookie of the year awards in the same season. She was the second player in league history to dunk and the first player to dunk in consecutive games. And she's ...

    Blog | July 26, 2013
  6. Time to stop celebrating women's dunks

    LZ Granderson

    Brittney Griner's impact on the WNBA will be drastically minimized if coverage of her games is reduced to the number of breakaway dunks she has. It's an expected play for her, not an automatic highlight.

    Story | Conversation | May 29, 2013
  7. Owning The Middle

    Kate FaganPORTRAITS BY CASS BIRD

    Brittney Griner wears bow ties, dates women and dunks with abandon. Call her names if you like -- she is done hiding from haters.

    Eticket | Conversation | May 29, 2013
  8. Women have long history of dunking

    Lizzie Haldane

    Today's NBA Slam Dunk Contest has been hosted since 1984, coincidentally the same year Georgeann Wells became the first woman to dunk in college ball. More recently, Baylor standout Brittney Griner brought the dunk into the spotlight, extending her N...

    Blog | February 16, 2013
  9. Rykoff -- Lisa Leslie accomplishes another basketball first

    Amanda Rykoff

    Lisa Leslie is used to making history when it comes to women's hoops. Her newest role as a trailblazer: team owner.

    Story | Conversation | March 29, 2012
  10. Women's Final Four 2012 -- Why slam Baylor Lady Bears' Brittney G...

    Ramona Shelburne

    Why do Brittney Griner's dunks make some people so uncomfortable -- and nasty? We talk to prominent players and coaches like Lisa Leslie and Geno Auriemma to find out what the big deal is.

    Story | Conversation | March 28, 2012
  11. Gambling in women's sports

    Chad Millman

    Betting on women's sports? In Vegas, women's hoops action doesn't heat up until the summer.

    Story | Conversation | March 27, 2012
  12. Los Angeles Sparks forward Candace Parker wants it all, and gets ...

    Meri-Jo Borzilleri

    Candace Parker juggles a basketball career in Russia and the WNBA, marriage to the NBA's Shelden Williams, and, oh yeah, being a mom to toddler Lailaa. Somehow, she's making it all work.

    Story | Conversation | May 07, 2011
  13. Men's NCAA title game goes black and white ...

    Sarah Spain

    But tonight's women's championship matchup between Notre Dame and Texas A&M will bring the game back into the HDTV era in living color.

    Blog | Conversation | April 05, 2011
  14. Sport Science: Baylor Lady Bears sophomore Brittney Griner

    Baylor's Brittney Griner is one of the most intimidating players in basketball. Just ask ESPN Sports Science's John Brenkus, who got a taste of the 6-foot-8 sophomore's ability to dunk and block shots.

    Blog | Conversation | March 26, 2011
  15. About Last Night: No Melo is no problem for Nuggets

    Whitney Holtzman

    Denver didn't seem to notice they were without their star player Carmelo Anthony on Tuesday night. The new-look Nuggets cruised as the NBA resumed play after the All-Star break. Both the All-Star MVP and slam dunk champion were also in action.

    Blog | Conversation | February 23, 2011
  16. 2011 NBA All-Star Game: It's a family affair for Pam and JaVale M...

    Adena Andrews

    When JaVale McGee came in second in the 2011 NBA slam dunk contest he brought his all -- and his mother -- to the performance.

    Blog | Conversation | February 21, 2011