It all started on April 24, 1996; Women’s basketball announced “we got next”! As the NBA board of governors approved the concept of a women’s national basketball association (WNBA) to begin playing in June 1997.
Since then, the WNBA has been the home for the best women’s basketball talent in the world, right above college basketball. The league has completed it’s 21st season. Let's take a look back at WNBA’s bright history.
This season, for the second straight All-star game, Maya Moore earned MVP with a spectacular performance. Maya Moore wasn’t the only one with an amazing end to the season. The Minnesota Lynx capped a thrilling season victory in a winner takes all game 5 against the Los Angeles Sparks. They joined the Houston Comets as the only franchises with four WNBA titles. Even though Maya Moore won MVP, regular season MVP Sylvia Fowles earned finals MVP honors.
Maya Moore, as you know, earned the years MVP award. She plays for the Minnesota Lynx basketball team. Maya Moore led the west in scoring with 23 points, leading her team to a 130-121 victory over the East.
For 20 years, the WNBA has featured the game’s best players and created some of the best moments in women’s basketball history. If you would like, you can take a look back at some of the teams and player that have left their mark on this league. If you are interested, I recommend that you visit this site; http://www.wnba.com/history/
You may have noticed that the evolution of the WNBA has grown over the years, helping many women show off their amazing basketball skills and talents.
Story by Amelia O'Halloran