Thursday Round-Up: Seahawks React To Seattle Storm's WNBA Championship

16 September, 2018, 01:35 | Author: Suzanne Horton
  • LeBron James, Kobe Bryant, other NBA stars react to Seattle Storm’s WNBA title

Bird was just in her third WNBA season, while Thibault was far from being the winningest coach in league history as he was just in his second WNBA season. "I thought we're going to win and then we didn't".

What was billed as a battle between two of the league's most lethal three-point shooting teams turned into a one-sided display for the Storm. We knew what to do and how to get better. So I'm just super, super thankful and really humble to be able to share the court with her with a championship on the line.

Bird understands her career is nearing the end, even though she remains among the league's best.

"I think that series, looking back on Phoenix, it's something that we really learned from", Stewart said.

The Seattle Storm know their 2-0 lead over the Washington Mystics in the best-of-five WNBA Finals is more precarious than it appears.

Over the past 14 years, Bird and Thibault have been on opposing sides of regular season games, but this is their first Playoff meeting since Bird's Storm defeated Thibault's Sun, 2-1, in the best-of-three series. It was a rare show of emotion from a normally reserved Bird, and the 14 points she dropped in the fourth, including four threes, to send the Storm to the Finals set social media ablaze.

It's a good thing the Storm players never let on about the win-it-for-Sue talk.

In Game 2 of the Finals, Bird sank an improbable 35-foot three-pointer to beat the buzzer in the fourth and provide an emotional lift during a 75-73 victory.


After scoring 10 points of 4-for-11 shooting in Game 1, Delle Donne - who suffered a bone bruise in her left knee in the semifinals - scored 17 points on 7 of-16 shooting in Game 2 while switching from a brace to a sleeve. "God blessed me with an opportunity to coach her and I will be forever grateful". I've known her since she was a sophomore or junior at UConn.

Since changing to a best-of-five format for the Finals in 2005, no WNBA team has gone down 2-0 and recovered to force a Game 5.

"On the court, off the court, honestly, Sue is at the center of why we're here, again, " the Storm's president and general manager, Alisha Valavanis, told ESPN's Holly Rowe as the Storm received a new trophy to add to the bulging case.

The legendary University of CT women's basketball coach sat next to his long-time assistant Chris Daley watching the most decorated player they'd ever coach do what she always does - dominate and win.

"We said it all year, you can't get too high or too low".

Once, twice, three times a champion!

Seattle is in the WNBA Finals for the third time in franchise history. A lot of times when I invite people out and they come to a game, they fall in love with the game. "There are times when you are exhausted and the crowd goes nuts and you are right back in it". As the team took their morning shoot-around Wednesday, the official opening event for what will be their new home at the Entertainment and Sports Arena in Ward 8 was announced, just 10 days away.

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