I’ve been flirting with the idea of diving into the WNBA head first for years now and I’m finally pulling the trigger. I have purchased WNBA league pass and I’m HYPED for opening night on May 18th. Everything in my life has led to this moment.
But I can’t dive into the WNBA alone. I’m dragging all of you beautiful people with me. After watching the Women’s NCAA Final Four games this last March Madness, I’m all in on the incredible talents of these basketball players. They are not punchlines to jokes. There is a 1000% chance that Maya Moore could beat JR Smith in a game of 1-on-1. The New York Liberty would take the New York Knicks 7 games.
Deadseriousness will be your new unofficial home of all things WNBA. Remember when the WNBA started and actually received press from ESPN? Every day I used to see Rebecca Lobo and Lisa Leslie highlights. Well now I will be taking that torch. You want Brittney Griner highlights? I. Got. You. I’m the plug, homie.
But let’s get right into it and break down the WNBA team-by-team and start off with the defending champions:
2017: 27-7, No. 1 Seed and 2017 WNBA Champions
The Minnesota Lynx are basically the Golden State Warriors of the WNBA with a stacked unfair roster full of stars. They’re led by 32-year old center, Sylvia Fowles, the defending WNBA MVP and 3x Defensive Player of the Year. She was 5th in scoring last year and was 2nd in blocks and rebounds.
Sylvia Fowles was a monster.
Anddd she happens to be surrounded by 4-time All-Star Rebekkah Brunson, 7-time All-Star and 2011 Finals MVP Seimone Augustus, 5-time All-Star Lindsay Whalen and 2014 WNBA MVP Maya Moore.
Get ready for a full summer of me finding any and all reasons to shit on this team. It is truly wild that the oldest roster in the WNBA is full of straight up STARS. Oh and their head coach, Cheryl Reeve has the most postseason wins in WNBA history.
They’re like, decent or whatever.