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.
All-Stars Sue Bird and Diana Taurasi are two of the most recognizable players in women's basketball. And the former teammates and champions know each other's games and personalities better than anybody.
Graham Hays tabs Lisa Leslie for MVP and Cappie Pondexter for rookie honors as he fills out his awards ballot.
Phoenix is receiving plenty of attention for hiring Paul Westhead and drafting Cappie Pondexter. But simply waiting for Penny Taylor might prove to be just as important.