It looks like the “get to know you” part of the Washington Mystics’ season is over. Peals of laughter and shouts of encouragement soundtracked the portion of Washington’s practice open to the media Monday afternoon, where a team that was assembled just months ago looked plenty comfortable with each other. “Gosh, there’s a lot of trash talking going on,” Coach Mike Thibault said at one point, unable to hear himself over backup point guard Ivory Latta’s taunting. If the first third of the WNBA season was about the Mystics learning to jell on court and off, this upcoming segment is devoted to a different pursuit. Forward Emma Meesseman is set to return to Washington by the end of this week after
Don't be surprised to see the Sky's Imani Boyette at this year's WNBA All-Star game — her favorite rapper, 50 Cent, is campaigning for her to make the roster. The Sky are 3-10 under first-year coach Amber Stocks, second only to the winless San Antonio Stars, and Boyette's numbers are down across the board compared to last year's rookie season, but that appears to be of no concern to Fitty. "I need y'all to support my girl @ImaniBoyette for the WNBA All Star Game .VOTE by tweeting: Imani Boyette #WNBAVOTE," 50 Cent tweeted Monday night. He and Boyette have met at least twice since she campaigned on social last year to get him to attend a Sky game. He made good on his promise in September, sitting
The Los Angeles Sparks look for their sixth straight win when they invade Mohegan Sun Arena for Tuesday night's game against the Connecticut Sun. The Sparks, the defending WNBA champions led by Nneka Ogwumike and Candace Parker, are coming off an 84-73 win at Indiana, where they spoiled the Tamika Catchings number retirement ceremony -- and now visit a team that is also hot. The Sun (6-6) had their five-game winning streak snapped Sunday at Dallas.