It's like little Ralphie from "A Christmas Story." Everyone sets out for an A grade. But with just three teams boasting winning records at the All-Star break, most teams scored far below their expectations.
The "3 To See" from the 2013 WNBA class -- Phoenix's Brittney Griner, Chicago's Elena Delle Donne and Tulsa's Skylar Diggins -- all have been voted all-star starters in their "sophomore" seasons in the league.
There are things in life you can see coming from a mile away -- and other things that catch you by surprise. Sometimes it's a good surprise. Sometimes it's not. Michelle Smith takes a look at the expected and the unexpected so far this WNBA season.
Skylar Diggins led Tulsa with 21 points as the Shock earned their second consecutive victory with a 72-57 win Tuesday over the New York Liberty. Courtney Paris had 12 points and a career-best 16 rebounds for her fifth double-double of the season.
She was one of the most dominant NCAA players of the past decade, but Courtney Paris struggled to find a spot in the WNBA. Five seasons after being drafted No. 7 overall, she's a regular starter for Tulsa.