Bill Laimbeer, coach and general manager of New York Liberty, turns 56 today. Laimbeer is among 16 former NBA players who went on to coach in the WNBA. He won NBA championships in 1989 and 1990 with the Detroit Pistons.
WNBA Cares Week is here again, and there are two things that I am thinking about and eager to be a part of: our New London Community Meal Center visit and the Heart of Hope Foundation. On May 23, my Connecticut Sun teammates and I will be serving dinner at the New London Community Meal Center.
Training camp, in my opinion, is the best possible time to jell with your teammates. It really brings everyone together, and I can already feel the bond we are creating as a team on the Mercury. Everyone understands what our goal is and how hard we have to work to get there.
My mother, Chenna Latta, is a unique woman. I am proud to have a mother who leads by example. She is a hard-working, determined individual who strives for perfection daily. As a business owner, she shows me I can accomplish any goals I set my mind to.
I learned at a young age that, with everything life can throw at you, it can be tough raising a child on your own.Growing up, I was such a high-energy kid and must have taken up so much of my mom’s energy.
Participating in the WNBA draft was one of the greatest weekends of my life! I was afforded the opportunity to be around 11 of America's best college seniors and learn several things about our new employer.
On this day in 1996, the WNBA was founded. Eight teams took the court for the league’s inaugural season in 1997, and on June 21, 1997, Penny Toler scored the WNBA’s first points for the Los Angeles Sparks in a game against the New York Liberty at the Great Western Forum in Inglewood, Calif.
My days leading up to the draft were spent with 11 other rookies going to meetings to help ease the transition into the professional sports world. Rookie orientation was only three days long and as you can imagine, there is a lot of information that can be helpful in preparing to enter the WNBA.
The season everyone waits for every year brings so much excitement, expectation and exhilaration! Since we've all known, March is the time for one thing only: madness. From fans to coaches to referees to players, March Madness is infectious.
Phoenix Mercury guard Samantha Prahalis helped lead Ohio State to the NCAA tournament during each of her four collegiate seasons (2008-12). She weighs in on the tourney experience for espnW.com.
Since it is the month of March, only two things are on my mind: The fact that there is only one more month until I am back on U.S. soil, and that MARCH MADNESS is beginning!!! I always look forward to both the men’s and women’s tournament, and that is definitely the case this year.
On this date in 1962, Wilt Chamberlain scored 100 points to set the NBA’s single-game scoring record. Diana Taurasi and Lauren Jackson share the record for most points scored in a WNBA game. Taurasi scored 47 points for Phoenix on Aug.
Mark your calendars: We’re exactly seven weeks out from the 2013 WNBA draft. For the first time in the league’s 17-year history, the draft will be carried live on prime time television (8 p.
As another NBA All-Star weekend comes to a close, I am relieved that I will now have an opportunity to rest. I am also grateful that I have, again, been able to share a piece of the stage with the “best in the world.
Today's NBA Slam Dunk Contest has been hosted since 1984, coincidentally the same year Georgeann Wells became the first woman to dunk in college ball. More recently, Baylor standout Brittney Griner brought the dunk into the spotlight, extending her NCAA record number of dunks to 13.