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Are Seattle Set To Storm The WNBA Again?

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Are Seattle Set To Storm The WNBA Again?

Are you listening Seattle?

Expect great!

Beneath the cities Space Needle lies the Key Arena. The former home of the former Seattle Supersonics. Stolen away by Starbucks owners when they should have been saved like Seattles best coffee. Now reigning in the NBA as the Oklahoma City Thunder and their electric, striking duo of Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook. A tandem and team that could even go to war with Steph Curry’s big three, Klay and Dray Golden State Warriors to dub themselves potential NBA finalists and even champions…let alone Western ones.

But even if they win…look at what they’ve lost.

Now the ‘Jurassic Park’ visitors centre looking Key Arena lies within a forest of trees that you’d have to hack your way through like Shaq to get to. You can imagine a falling banner in here reading; ‘When The Supersonics Ruled The World’. This place used to fit like Gary Payton’s glove, but now OKC is new world like Galaxy Guardian Chris Pratt. There’s the bones of legend here. Skeletons in the locker room. Even a dinosaur like the T-Rex legendary Shawn Kemp has a bar just down the road in the Queen Anne district. Oskar’s Kitchen serves up beer on tap, tatter tots and a lot of nostalgia between those green and yellow jerseys found behind the bar with the spirits.

This is Macklemore’s city now…and he’s only sharing it with Ryan Lewis. Downtown if you want to find a Sonics jersey you may just have to go thrift shopping with your grandads coat.

But wait…is that rain?

Forget the Thunder. There’s a real Storm coming. Green and white basketball is still shining in the key of the Emerald City and we aren’t talking about the return of the Sonics like a Sega blue hedgehog…yet! Ring bearing, Anne’s district is fit for some queens and as the white and orange ball is thrown up for the new WNBA season the 2004 and 2010 champion Seattle Storm have their eye on the throne.

Sure they just got ignited by the Los Angeles Sparks at STAPLES, to a 30 point, 96-66 candle, lead by purple and gold party starter Candace Parker. But that’s just one rusty, season opening game on the road this team needs for it’s drive. Meanwhile the Womens National Basketball Association is working with stories on new greats like Tulsa Shock’s Skylar Diggins taking wing with this teams move to Dallas. Or the staying power of Lisa Leslie legacy making legends like Diana Taurasi and Tamika Catching. But Seattle have one of their own in green and white (make that Swedish lime and green now) too, taking wing like another 3-ball shooting Larry legend with the same name on the back of the jersey.

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Point God Sue Bird is one of this games greatest. Male or female. And her basketball I.Q. has still got plenty left in reserve before she takes one final victory lap walk to the bench she’ll one day sit as a coach we’re sure. She’s more Seattle than a Payton tossed salad to Kemp’s scrambled egg. She’s part of this great cities grammer like Frasier Crane’s fictional radio show. Going ahead, Seattle also think Jewel Loyd could be the most improved player in this league out of the Emerald. Run it Jewel!

But it’s all about Stewie. No we’re not talking about ‘Family Guy’, but this franchises new member about to kill a league of Lois’. Running the lane like a Superwoman, taking flight with two ‘S’s’ on her chest. The number one pick in this years draft who really is set to be the biggest player in the WNBA this year and Seattle’s best one since the rule of legend Lauren Jackson. The fourth consecutive NCAA winning champ Breanna Stewart is going forth in Seattle after cutting down nets with UCONN. And you can expect the Sports Illustrated cover star without the swimsuit to strip more nylon. The baskets are loaded…the ball is hers. The future is in her hands. Queen Breanne District. Hand her the keys to the city…let alone the arena.

And just watch her work!

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2019 Champion Washington Mystics Mystify The WNBA

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2019 Champion Washington Mystics Mystify The WNBA
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Masks off! That’s a wrap!

The NBA may be back…even if it is only preseason (yeah tell that to everyone in Tokyo, Japan last night), but don’t call it a comeback like the BIG3’s LL. Because like being here for years it never left. Yet the real dear departure we’re about to mourn is the curtain call on the great expectations of one of the best WNBA seasons tonight. One that’s been a Spark and a Storm, despite either of those legendary Los Angeles and Seattle franchises making the finals cut.

But instead it was the MVP with the face-mask, inspiring every Bradley Beal and John Wall Wizard in attendance to follow plastic facial suit, Elena Delle Donne who lead her Washington Mystics to their first WNBA championship crown setting the Sun on Connecticut. Mystifying like INXS for the leagues new sensation that’s about to live baby live.

And you thought the biggest thing in D.C. right now was top ten Japanese draft pick Rui Hachimura? A year before his nation hosts the Tokyo 2020 Olympics for what we’re sure will be a legendary rookie campaign for the ages.

Washington basketball looks as beautiful as the magnificent Mall right now.

Just days after Bradley Beal penned a poignant piece for The Players Tribune sports personality journal entries in support of all of Washington and worldwide basketball, man and women, the Mystics showed it was all about them with an 89-78 win over the Suns. Rising like the trophy they lifted to follow their first banner and the epic emotion you see in the photo above.

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Caption contest, greatness, legendary, amazing, everything.

So much more.

So, so much more.

“It feels phenomenal, my goodness, feels so good. Hard to put it into words,”  the epic leader Elena told press postgame. It really is indescribable, but we have a few more to give it a go.

Even with Delle Donne almost done with more herniated discs than you used to have albums in your cars CD changer (get well soon champ), she still hit 21 (all in that LeBron and Kobe face mask), to go along with the Finals MVP (to go along with her regular season one), Emma Meesseman’s team high 22.

Holding the leagues best record and now the trophy itself this was sweet redemption of emotion for the Mystics in this Game 5 after losing to the Storm’s front in last years Finals. When they were without their Belgium superstar Meesseman in the mess. But this year with everything up their sleeve, holding all the cards, the Mystics magic wasn’t going to be affected by any weather. Come Storm or Sun.

Sure when it comes to these Harry Potter themed teams in the United States capital city the Wizards may be pulling something big out their hat this year. But nothing spells the Mystics quite like M-V-P.

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Elena Delle Donne With The Most Valuable Face Mask

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Elena Delle Donne With The Most Valuable Face Mask
The Phantom...

Vegas may have all the chips with the Sin City Aces and Hollywood the L.A. big-three with Candace Parker and the Ogwumike sister, sisters. Whilst the team they just beat Seattle, a storm of legacy making to legendary players, from Breanna Stewart to Sue Bird. Herself making sport, entertainment and all inclusive headlines for her off-court partnership with US soccer star and World Cup MVP winner, Megan Rapinoe.

But it’s D.C. that have the capital star as Washington’s mystifying Mystics star Elena Delle Donne is the Most Valuable Player for the second time.

EDD MVP of the WNBA.

And she did it all nose to knee injury.

Detroit Piston Rip Hamilton made the face-mask famous. And then ‘Star Wars’ super-fan Kobe Bryant became the Phantom Menace when he wore one for a bit, mauling his man like a Darth Sith lord. LeBron also had his own black, Bat Bron (Happy Batman Day caped crusaders), phantom opera during his time behind plastic like a Hollywood star for the theater. Even the dunking muscle of Russell Westbrook brought some Bane brutality to his. This trademark trend just seems to bring the beast out of the best. You remember how Bird flew through the black eye of the Storm last year with one? And now you can add MVP Elena Delle Donne to the face mask Hall of Fame.

And famous fans were even wearing matching masks in support solidarity as the back-court brotherhood of the NBA’s Washington Wizards John Wall and Bradley Beal sat court-side, faces sweating.

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“Thank you to the people who made my mask and my knee brace. There should seriously be MVP awards for them”, Delle Donne told Twitter later in an acceptance speech thread of humble thanks.

Elena Delle Donne With The Most Valuable Player 2019 Wnba
Washington Mystics Elena Delle Donne – 2019 WNBA Most Valuable Player

Elena kept the face mask on after her nose healed because…well you know it’s inspiring and intimidating and cool as hell. But the knee brace has been a God send Most Underrated Player Of The Season. After her nightmare playoff injury against the Atlanta Dream last year, this sleeve holding her leg together cap to joint has helped the reawakening of a legends career.

Even without the MVP or LL Cool J knockout, bell rocking comeback, Delle Donne was already one of the greatest WNBA players of all-time…let alone the right now G.O.A.T.’s. But take a look at her now.

She just may be one of the games greatest. Counting either gender.

Ignorantly don’t believe us? Well remember Carter, men lie, women lie, but numbers don’t.

How’s the first player in the women’s game to record 50/40/90 splits in a season suit you?

If you’re not impressed, suit yourself. Because Delle Donne don’t care. Right now she’s focusing on bigger things. Like beating the house in Las Vegas following her Game 2 win against the Aces. And after Hamby’s miracle roll from half-court against Elena’s former team the Chicago Sky, it’s time for the MVP to run it back in revenge.

Now that would really be an ace in the hole.

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