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In Their Own Words
May 30th, 2015

Inside The Winner’s Circle With Basketball’s Sue Bird

The 2015 WNBA season opens on Friday. Sue Bird is set to begin her 13th season as a point guard for the Seattle Storm, continuing one of the decorated basketball careers in history. This spring, Bird sat down with Only A Game’s Doug Tribou to discuss her basketball life — which has included state and national championships, WNBA titles and Olympic gold medals.

Feature
May 16th, 2015

Isiah Thomas Named President Of WNBA’s Liberty. Wait, What?

Isiah Thomas was a Hall of Fame point guard with the Detroit Pistons. His post-playing career has been far less successful. But somehow he’s landed a new job as president of the WNBA’s New York Liberty. Bill Littlefield takes a closer look.

In Depth
April 4th, 2015

Duke’s Tyus Jones: From WNBA Practice Team To The Final Four

Before he became a star at Duke, Tyus Jones practiced against WNBA stars as a member of the Minnesota Lynx’ scout team. Sports Illustrated’s Andrew Lawrence explains how facing elite female players prepared Jones for the brightest spotlight in college basketball.

In The News
February 7th, 2015

From Russia With Cash: WNBA Loses Diana Taurasi For 2015 Season

WNBA star Diana Taurasi will sit out the 2015 season. Why? She’ll make more money by doing that than by playing. espnW’s Kate Fagan joins Bill Littlefield to explain.

In The News
September 6th, 2014

Mercury v. Sky: WNBA Finals Preview

Can the Chicago Sky upset the Phoenix Mercury in the upcoming WNBA Finals? With the Sky’s Elena Delle Donne nursing a bad back, espnW’s Michelle Smith thinks it will be a tall task to top Brittney Griner and her teammates.

In The News
August 9th, 2014

Former Teammate Assesses Becky Hammon’s New Role As NBA Pioneer

The San Antonio Spurs have hired WNBA star Becky Hammon as an assistant coach. Is this a sign that more women will fill the NBA coaching ranks? ESPNW’s Kate Fagan shares her thoughts.

Feature
July 5th, 2014

WNBA Cashing In With Pro-LGBT Campaign

Early in its history, the WNBA took steps to avoid becoming known as a “lesbian league.” But this summer, the WNBA held its first nationally televised Pride game, acknowledging those fans who’ve been there from the beginning. Karen Given has the story.

Featured Book
April 12th, 2014

‘In My Skin’ Shares Inside Look Into Brittney Griner’s Life

In ‘In My Skin,’ Phoenix Mercury center Brittney Griner details her struggles as a child and as a student at Baylor. She joins Bill Littlefield to discuss her past and her transition to the WNBA.

Only a blog
February 15th, 2014

Gay Athletes: Billie Jean King To Michael Sam

Missouri star and NFL prospect Michael Sam might soon be the first active gay NFL player. Here’s a look back at some of the LGBT athletes who came before him.

Interview
November 16th, 2013

Making The Case For Stanford’s Chiney Ogwumike

With Baylor star Brittney Griner now playing in the WNBA, who is the top player in women’s college basketball? ESPNW’s Michelle Smith shares her pick with Bill.

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