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.
Is Sue Bird back? Can Tina Thompson take over the postseason? Are the Mystics overlooked -- or overmatched? Our expert tackles five pressing questions as the playoffs near.