WNBA commissioner Laurel Richie hopes the U.S. women's basketball team winning gold means more eyes will be on her league in the second half of the season and into the playoffs.
Whatever issues the WNBA might face at the gate and at the bank, Saturday's All-Star Game proved the WNBA product is better than ever before.
How will Indiana fare without Tamika Catchings early on? Can New York reach the playoffs for a second straight year? Will Detroit huddles be more harmonious than ever? Graham Hays takes a team-by-team look at the East.