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Watch The WNBA Work…Right After The Olympics

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Candace Parker Los Angeles Sparks Watch Wnba Work Right Olympics

Rio 2016.

Yeah…we miss it too.

It’s almost been two weeks since the end of the Olympics in Brazil that the U.S. lead from the medal board. Behind old and new legends alike like Michael Phelps, Simone Biles and the Women’s National Basketball Team that deserve your vote as best U.S competitors in these games. A games that the Gold Medal Basketball game closed like a ceremony finale a fortnight removed. But still there’s already been more than a handful of WNBA games since to provide the purists with their fix.

Great expectations have been proved true from a league of extraordinary women who with no days off have to wrap up the second half of the season before the Summer sun goes down.

And the NBA men have until November to get their thing together. Carmelo Anthony and Kevin Durant join LeBron James and Steph Curry in having the rest of the hot months off. Aside from pick-ups and practice that is.

But hey…we’re talking about practice.

Not a game that these women are right back in to. Coming off the flight with barely a break to showcase their new medals on their towns local news network interview syndicate.

Take the Seattle Storm. Their rookie Breanna Stewart, gleaming with her first gold and veteran legend Sue Bird with her incredible fourth should be feeling under the weather right now. But they have thunder struck their return home. Plugging Candace Parker’s well rested, league best Los Angeles Sparks with a 72-70 win, all whilst wearing pink to raise cancer awareness in as beautiful a move as a flying outlet pass to Stewie’s post from Bird.

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Then Seattle’s best basketball franchise met the only team to come close to L.A. in the Minnesota Lynx. And it wasn’t just an All-Star affair…it was an Olympian one. As a total of six players who represented the U.S. took to the floor. Along with the Storm’s Japanese star Ramu Tokashiki to make it seven seals of Olympic flame fame. The Lynx cats had more however with the magnificent Maya Moore, Seimone Augustus, Lindsay Whalen and Sylvia Fowles leading ‘Sota to a 92-80 storming of Seattle, despite should-be Olympian Jewel Lloyd showing up and out for Emerald City.

What more can you expect from all this work in a league that showcases more jumpers than November and circus shots than big tops? And when it comes to real dimes, real assists…you just can’t pass this up.

If you’ve got around 200 bucks you can get a league pass to the NBA for the entirety of next season. To watch the rest of this WNBA one in it’s special 20 year anniversary comes to around the price of a decent sandwich. There doesn’t seem like much justice in this, but there’s no need to remortgage your house. If you want to see great basketball, just skip a lunch.

Why take a break from basketball now the Olympic games are over? These women certainly aren’t.

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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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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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