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  1. Summer fun: Poolside, courtside

    Kayla McBride

    Summer was always a lot of fun for me when I was growing up and it still is today. Obviously, because of the weather, summer is a great time to hang out outside and relax in the sun. It is also right in the middle of the NBA playoffs, which...

    Blog | June 11, 2014
  2. Speaking the language of hoops

    Ruth Riley

    Atlanta Dream center Ruth Riley recently spent nine days on a trip to Morocco and Spain as part of a program sponsored by NBA/WNBA Cares and conducted by SportsUnited, an international exchange program of the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Educ...

    Blog | February 05, 2014
  3. End of an Era

    espnW

    On Saturday, David Stern retired as NBA commissioner after 30 years on the job. His reign, which spanned four decades, marks the longest tenure for any commissioner in American professional sports history. The 71-year-old is widely credited for incre...

    Blog | February 03, 2014
  4. Buzz That Was -- Dennis Rodman, J.R. Smith display bizarre behavi...

    D'Arcy Maine

    In a normal world, J.R. Smith continuing to untie his opponents' laces would be the most surreal basketball moment of the day. But Dennis Rodman's world isn't very normal.

    Story | Conversation | January 08, 2014
  5. Night of broken records

    espnW

    On this day in 1983, the Detroit Pistons beat the Denver Nuggets 186-184 in triple overtime in the highest-scoring game in NBA history. Of the 370 combined points, Nuggets stars Kiki Vandeweghe (51) and Alex English (47) combined for 98 of them, and ...

    Blog | December 13, 2013
  6. espnW -- Lane Kiffin, Rick Pitino, Atlanta Dream get the boot, Ma...

    D'Arcy Maine

    Lane Kiffin dumped at the airport, Rick Pitino embarrassed on the radio, Matt Schaub mocked by a restaurant in his own city. Who says being a sports figure is easy? This week dished up full servings of humiliation.

    Story | Conversation | October 04, 2013
  7. espnW -- Chicago Sky owner Michael Alter determined to make team ...

    Melissa Isaacson

    It's never fun to be in the red, but that hasn't discouraged Sky owner Michael Alter, who is passionate about his team and determined to make it profitable with a little help from Chicago's corporate citizens.

    Story | Conversation | October 02, 2013
  8. HoopGurlz -- High school girls basketball stars Asia Durr, Gabby ...

    Walter Villa

    Many of them hope to play for a WNBA title themselves some day, but first the nation's top hoops prospects predict which team will take home this year's championship.

    Story | Conversation | September 18, 2013
  9. In the game with Robin Roberts: Taurasi & Griner -espnW

    Leslie Goldman

    If she had it her way, Brittney Griner could eat a pound of bacon. Daily. And Diana Taurasi has an eggplant parmigiana pasta named after her that has her taste of approval.

    Story | Conversation | September 11, 2013
  10. 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
  11. In the game with Robin Roberts: Bill Laimbeer -espnW

    Leslie Goldman

    Former Detroit Pistons "Bad Boy" and current Liberty coach Bill Laimbeer has tried his hand at hunting, golfing and acting, but he has never had more success than as a coach in the WNBA.

    Story | Conversation | July 25, 2013
  12. espnW -- Did WNBA fans make right choice in Chicago Sky rookie E...

    In this week's W Debate, Graham Hays and Kate Fagan discuss whether WNBA fans got it right when they made Sky rookie Elena Delle Donne the top vote-getter for the All-Star Game.

    Story | Conversation | July 22, 2013
  13. espnW -- Monica Wright and Kevin Durant could start hoop supercou...

    Sarah Spain

    Kevin Durant and Monica Wright announced they are engaged. In this week's TWSS, Sarah Spain ponders other possible NBA/WNBA pairings.

    Story | Conversation | July 10, 2013
  14. Brittney Griner to Harlem Globetrotters -- Thanks, but no thanks

    Kate Fagan

    The Harlem Globetrotters drafted WNBA rookie Brittney Griner as one of five selections in their annual player draft Tuesday. Her reaction? Thanks, but no thanks.

    Story | Conversation | June 25, 2013
  15. It's a great time of year

    Tina Charles

    Hey Everyone! As I write this, we are sitting in the Cleveland airport during a stop-over on our way to Indiana. We will face the defending WNBA champion Fever at 8 p.m. Wednesday on ESPN2. It's always exciting to play on ESPN in front of a nationa...

    Blog | June 11, 2013
  16. Happy Birthday, Bill Laimbeer!

    Lizzie Haldane

    Bill Laimbeer, coach and general manager of New York Liberty, turns 56 today. Laimbeer is among 16 former NBA players who went on to coach in the WNBA. He won NBA championships in 1989 and 1990 with the Detroit Pistons. He retired from the NBA in 19...

    Blog | May 19, 2013