# Double-double to start the season. Attagirl, Birdy.
# LJ was too quiet in the first half tho.
# Swin and the Refs — it’s been a hate/hate relationship since last season.
# Camille Little almost gave me a heart attack. Good thing that was no ACL tear or something. A sprain is still painful but at least not ACL.
# Katie Smith. Man. She awesome, yes?
# It’s the first game but man, T.Wright, get your shit together, okay?
# WNBA Liveaccess looking all snappy and shit. I love it. Too bad I can’t find the 2010 Archives tho. Aren’t those available anymore? *Sobs*
# Storm over Phoenix — 78 – 71.
Slam Online’s Ben York on Sue Bird (Rank #6):
She won’t dazzle you with a ton of behind-the-back passes or put on a dribbling exhibition, but she could teach a class on the best way to make an entry pass or lead a successful fast break. That’s what makes Sue’s game so remarkable – she plays basketball exactly how it was meant to be played.
Day 15 EYour Favorite Olympian
Oh come on — do I even have to answer this?
Via Kevin Pelton of Storm Basketball, the following vid shows the series of all Storm scores that made up the 15-0 run that wrestled the lead away from Phoenix and ultimately capped by that massive Sue Bird three-pointer to win the Western Conference Finals for the first time since 2004.
The game is now archived at LiveAccess
Via Storm Tracker:
Okay, so, WNBA.com is choosing its Photo of the Year. The first round of the voting gives fans the chance to choose a photo for each specific team. Currently, they’re highlighting the Seattle Storm. So, Stormies, come on, let’s go vote!
I’m having a hard time choosing between the two below:
I like the first one (coz I’m crazy about wide shots lately) but I also really, really, really like the second photo coz the photographer practically just nailed Sue’s passion for the game with that shot. Plus add to that the fact that I’m such a (or used to be such a) rabid Sue Bird fan LOL. Anyway, these awesome photos were taken by Terrence Vaccaro.
The US Women swept the 3-game round robin invitationals. They last defeated the defending Russian champs, UMMC Ekaterinburg, 78-63 to get the trophy and several top honors, including MVP for Angel McCoughtry and the Best Point Guard award for Sue Bird.
Via rein-kar-nation, found out that Spartak (Sue, LJ, and Taurasi’s Russian team) already started their EuroLeague season.
First victim — Famila Schio. [ Game Notes ]
The Bird Watch — 15 points, 5 rebounds, 9 assists in 35 minutes.
The Dee Watch — 12 points, 7 rebounds, 4 assists in 24 minutes.
No exits yet, everyone’s tied!