Diana Taurasi's Russian Team Is Paying Her To Skip The WNBA Season

Since the early 2000s, many WNBA players have also played for teams overseas. The WNBA season is only four months long, so they can effectively play for two teams in one year. They do this for the obvious reason: money. Brittney Griner, who was a WNBA sensation during her rookie season, was paid just $49,440. In China… » 2/03/15 10:45pm 2/03/15 10:45pm

Elena Delle Donne Outscores Entire Other Team In 4th-Quarter Comeback

The Chicago Sky completed a magnificent comeback to take the third and deciding game of the WNBA Eastern Conference semifinals, charging back from 17 points down with eight minutes remaining to top Atlanta 81-80. » 8/27/14 1:25pm 8/27/14 1:25pm

The WNBA Really Likes its LGBT+ Fans, Launches PRIDE Campaign

The Women's National Basketball Association is starting a new campaign specifically aimed at recognising a portion of its fanbase it has had all along: the LGBT+ community. » 5/22/14 12:30am 5/22/14 12:30am

Brittney Griner Says Baylor Wasn't A Good Place To Be Gay

Brittney Griner came out early in high school, but while being recruited, was concerned that her sexuality would be an issue at Baylor, a Baptist school. "Big Girl, I don't care what you are," Griner said her future coach Kim Mulkey told her. "You can be black, white, blue, purple, whatever. As long as you come here… » 4/15/14 3:38pm 4/15/14 3:38pm

WNBA Finals Games Kicked Out Of Philips Arena For Disney On Ice

The Atlanta Dream has to play its Finals home games at the Arena at Gwinnett Center, about a half hour outside of Atlanta, because Philips Arena is hosting Disney on Ice. » 10/01/13 3:37pm 10/01/13 3:37pm

Diana Taurasi And Seimone Augustus Kiss, Have To Be Separated [Update]

Basketball players have been hit with technical fouls for silly things—see Rasheed Wallace receiving a second T and getting ejected for staring—but what about kissing a player? » 9/26/13 11:12pm 9/26/13 11:12pm

Candace Parker Bloodies Teammate While Celebrating

Los Angeles's Candace Parker was so freaking excited over this completed layup Sunday night, she accidentally headbutted Nneka Ogwumike while going to celebrate. Blood everywhere. » 8/27/13 12:00pm 8/27/13 12:00pm

Kevin Durant Got Engaged To WNBA Player Monica Wright

Yes, you have heard the name Monica Wright before, because you have seen Love and Basketball and now it's dawning on you that Kevin Durant is marrying a WNBA player who shares her name with the lead character from a movie about love and basketball and oh my god isn't that so fucking adorable? » 7/08/13 12:19pm 7/08/13 12:19pm

Here's How The WNBA's No. 2 All-Time Scorer Announces Her Retirement

Here's a snippet of a Twitter conversation that the New York Liberty's Katie Smith, who is the No. 2 all-time scorer in WNBA history, had with one of her followers last month: » 6/20/13 9:30am 6/20/13 9:30am

No One Notices The Spurs Because No One Notices San Antonio

Here's a working barstool-grade theory as to why, during its dynastic run to four (perhaps soon five) titles since 1999, America still embraces the San Antonio Spurs with a yawn and a why are you still here? squint. This phenomenon has flustered if not baffled sports cognoscenti for years. But they play pure,… » 6/08/13 4:11pm 6/08/13 4:11pm

Brittney Griner Throws Down Two Dunks In Her WNBA Debut

Former Baylor superstar and all-around badass Brittney Griner made her WNBA debut for the Phoenix Mercury last night, and she made quite the impression. Griner, who became known for her ability to dunk while at Baylor, threw down two dunks in her first game as a pro and became the first WNBA player in history to dunk… » 5/28/13 12:36pm 5/28/13 12:36pm

Skylar Diggins Got A Mercedes From Jay-Z's Sports Agency

Last month, former Notre Dame and soon-to-be WNBA superstar Skylar Diggins became the third athlete to sign with Roc Nation Sports, Jay-Z's latest vanity project/sports agency. Yesterday, the people at Roc Nation celebrated Diggins's graduation from Notre Dame by doing exactly what you'd expect an agency that boasts… » 5/20/13 12:40pm 5/20/13 12:40pm

Brittney Griner First Came Out To Her Mother In The Ninth Grade

It's been a few weeks since Brittney Griner casually came out by announcing she was already out. Today, in a first-person essay for The New York Times, she provides the backstory, which begins with a conversation she had with her mother when Griner was in the ninth grade: » 5/06/13 2:14pm 5/06/13 2:14pm

Brittney Griner Signs With A Chinese Team Because It Pays A Lot More

Brittney Griner, the No. 1 pick in the WNBA draft, has signed with Chinese team Zhejiang, for whom she'll play during the WNBA offseason. This happened days ago and Chinese media is all over it, yet there's not been a single major American outlet reporting it. Why? The fact that her Chinese team will pay her multiple… » 5/03/13 1:59pm 5/03/13 1:59pm

Brittney Griner Outs Herself As Already Out

It's been two days since Brittney Griner was unsurprisingly picked No. 1 overall in the WNBA draft by the Phoenix Mercury. As far as anyone can tell, Griner has not publicly mentioned her sexuality before. Now, in the most subtle of ways, the former Baylor star just did. » 4/17/13 8:17pm 4/17/13 8:17pm

This Is The WNBA's New Logo

ESPN and the WNBA today signed a six-year extension to their existing agreement—bounce-passes on the WWL until 2022! The league also rolled out some cool new branding, featuring a lady tripping over four letter blocks. » 3/28/13 4:35pm 3/28/13 4:35pm

Chamique Holdsclaw Indicted Following Shooting Incident With…

Back in November, former WNBA star Chamique Holdsclaw was involved in an incident with ex-girlfriend and former teammate Jennifer Lacy. Holdsclaw allegedly smashed the window of Lacy's car with a baseball bat, then proceeded to stick a gun in the window and fire a shot through the car while Lacy was still in it. » 2/27/13 4:55pm 2/27/13 4:55pm