As if there was any doubt, Maya Moore was officially named the WNBA’s MVP today! Moore received 371 points (including 35 first-place votes) from a national panel of 38 sportswriters and broadcasters. Show her some love, Lynx Nation!
Lindsay Whalen may normally be pretty understated, but you can’t deny she’ll show a little bit of swag on occasion.
Thanks to the SwishAppeal game thread regulars for encouraging and inspiring me to make this (as well as a big thank you to the subject herself for being generally awesome enough to talk about to begin with)!
Photos: The Lynx comeback to beat the Indiana Fever 83-71Minnesota Lynx guard Seimone Augustus smiles after the Lynx scored against the Indiana Fever during the fourth quarter of Game 2 of the WNBA Finals at the Target Center in Minneapolis on Wednesday, Oct. 17. (Pioneer Press: John Autey)
… I went to a game once in Minneapolis, and there were two young boys sitting behind me – they couldn’t have been more than 9 years old – and I listened to them going back and forth commenting on the game.
They knew all the players’ stats – who was good at guarding, who wasn’t; whose shot was on, whose shot was off – and I remarked that they were not viewing this through a gender lens. They were not saying, “This is terrific women’s basketball”; they were saying, “This is terrific basketball.” And so, I think the rest of society needs to catch up with those two boys.
The Minnesota Lynx defeat the Phoenix Mercury 82-77 in Game 2 of the Western Conference Finals. Maya Moore with 32 PTS, Seimone Augustus with 23 and Lindsay Whalen with 17. An incredible game and comeback by your defending champions! Game 3 takes place on Tuesday night at 9 PM CT on NBATV. Don’t miss out.