Lynx-Sparks was petty chaos, and 6 other reasons to love the WNBA this week

Beef, buzzer-beaters, records and more!

The 2018 WNBA season is underway and it took the stars all of one game to be their unapologetic savage selves. With an ESPN2 buzzer-beater, a heaping of smack talk and an influx of unbelievably talented rookies, the W isn’t wasting time boasting its talents.

With many players just rejoining their WNBA teams over the last two weeks (and some not even back yet), athletes don’t have rust to shake off. They’re game-ready season-round and it showed.

What’d ya miss?

1. Everything about Lynx-Sparks

Let’s check in with Candace Parker first. How was the opening weekend in your honest opinion, Candace?

Yup, that’s what happens when your team unexpectedly wins on the road at the buzzer against the defending champion Lynx without you, the former Sixth Woman of the Year or first-round pick.

Chelsea Gray is cold for doing this a SECOND time in Minnesota.

Chelsea Gray’s also a big mood

This is all funnier because the Lynx tried to be petty as hell

The Lynx accidentally played their ring ceremony video during the Sparks practice earlier and then lost.


2. Diana Taurasi is back on her bulls***

It took one game for DT to not only add to history with her 1,000th career three-point make, but also drop an extremely visible, probably unnecessary, but absolutely on-brand mother f-bomb in-game.

Taurasi’s three made her the fourth pro in the NBA/WNBA to hit 1,000 in under 400 games along with Steph Curry, Klay Thompson and Damian Lillard. This is what the goat does.


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3. Kristi Toliver is crossing people up again


4. Lindsay Whalen and Odyssey Sims aren’t big fans of each other!

This rivalry rules.

5. Maya Moore’s on a Michael Jordan-like “Wings” poster and inspiring kids


Yes, Tyus Jones.

Oh yeah, and she collected ring No. 4 in seven years on Sunday.

6. Allie Quigley’s firing from anywhere and everywhere again

(She does this.)

Now the rebuilding Sky are 2-0 — and fun!

7. Opening night shoes were FIRE

The Seattle Storm starters:

Gabby Williams wore LeBron’s:

So did Taurasi:

Who’s ready for another week in the W?

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