5 October 2022
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Brittney Griner, detained in Russia, was the MVP of the WNBA’s All-Star Weekend

Both All-Star squads played the second half wearing Brittney Griner’s No. 42 in solidarity.Photo: Getty Images CHICAGO — Some things are impossible to ignore. With four circles placed on the court, for the first time in WNBA All-Star Game history, a 4-pointer was a real thing. And for much of the first quarter it seemed […]

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Sabrino Ionescu a bright spot for NY basketball

The best point guard in NYC.Image: Getty Images New Yorkers are always lamenting the Knicks’ lack of a great point guard, bemoaning the franchise’s inability to find an orchestrator worthy of their high basketball standards. I’ll never forget the one game I went to at Madison Square Garden when a couple of guys who clearly […]

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Tina Charles hops from Mercury to Storm

Tina CharlesPhoto: Getty Images Superteams are having a tough go of it in 2022. Tina Charles’ “contract divorce” with the Phoenix Mercury was the type of clean, drama-free breakaway from an underwhelming superteam Kyrie Irving could only dream of. Charles, 34, is at the tail end of her prime and reportedly upset with her role […]

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ESPN’s new 30 for 30 ‘Dream On’ looks at the gold-or-bust women’s USA Basketball teams

USA Basketball’s 1996 women’s dream team.Photo: Getty Images The great Reese Bobby admitted that he didn’t think through the only advice that he ever gave his son in Talladega Nights the Ballad of Ricky Bobby. “If you ain’t first, you’re last,” doesn’t even make sense. As Reese said after getting thrown out of Applebees, “you […]

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Sue Bird to retire at end of the season.

Sue Bird’s next stop will be the Hall of Fame.Image: Getty Images Sue Bird announced today that this WNBA season will be her last after 21 years in the league. She was drafted first overall in 2002 to the Seattle Storm, where she has remained throughout her two-decade career, during which she was a 12-time […]

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Staying quiet about Brittney Griner hasn’t worked

Brittney Griner has been detained in Russia for more than two months.Image: Getty Images For the past two months, people around Brittney Griner and the WNBA have been low-key. The idea was that any loud calls to have the basketball star released from her Russian prison as Vladimir Putin launched an assault against Ukraine would […]

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