Coming off of another WNBA championship Seimone Augustus made her 2015-2016 Euro League debut last night with Dynamo Kursk. After battling injuries during the summer she had a strong comeback at the end of the season to help lead her team to their third WNBA championship. Having played for Dynamo Kursk for several years now i’m sure she wants to hoist another trophy next year as Euro League champions. Look for her to strengthen an already loaded roster.
After years and years of having to choose from the men’s section when picking out basketball gear NIKE has finally given us women an apparel line made just for us. The Elite Basketball Collection which was designed for women by women is a combination of four pieces: a contoured tank, lightweight shorts, mesh-paneled hoodie, and a pair of tapered pants. Nike Basketball Global Apparel Director Chris Burke explained that they “did a lot of focus groups with both high school and professional basketball players from across the country to make sure we were creating the right styles and incorporating the wants and needs for the female athlete.” With the popularity of basketball growing around the world and more girls becoming interested in the sport it makes perfect sense to cater to the next generation of basketball players.
Just like non athletes want to look nice and wear fitting, stylish and comfortable clothing to work so do basketball players. Over sized men’s shorts and ill-fitting shirts will be a thing of the past. Female basketball players will now be able to wear performance apparel that caters to their unique shapes and sizes. “This is giving us what we want and need. I have been waiting for this forever.” WNBA all-star from the Tulsa Shock and Nike athlete Skylar Diggnis says about the line. Lets just hope that Nike will continue to add more stylish and comfortable pieces to the collection in the near future. Nike.com and select retailers began selling the collection in September. Check out The Elite Basketball Collection here.
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The Seattle Storm won the coveted #1 pick in next years 2016 WNBA draft. Just a year after they selected Jewell Loyd with the #1 pick and Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis at #3 will they finally leave behind their recent trend of mediocrity? Will the emerald city once again be one of the best cities to play in? Will their loyal fans flock back and fill Key Arena? [Read more…]
Canadian national team player and center for WNBA’s Indiana fever will be joining Italian Serie A1’s 5th place team Napoli. Coming of a tough loss of the WNBA championship to the Minnesota Lynx she has had a little time to get some rest. Achonwa arrives at a crucial time with Napoli’s next opponent being first place team Familia Schio. Napoli will also compete in this season’s euro cup competition where they are placed in group G. She will be a great addition to the team after having a very successful first campaign as a professional in the W.
Talk about a WNBA finals to remember. January who finished the game with 13 points tore her meniscus during the first half of the game! With an injured knee she still managed to finish the game! She went into surgery this week to repair the torn ligament in her right knee. The Indiana Fever’s team doctor Stephen Kollias performed the surgery. Meniscus tears are extremely common in athletics and the recovery time is approximately 3 to 4 weeks. Briann will be back to taking over courts in no time!
It’s hard to argue against an organization winning three championships in five years being called a dynasty. This is exactly what Maya Moore and the Minnesota Lynx have done. They are your 2015 WNBA champions. In what was up until game five an exciting series against the Indiana Fever ended with the number 1 seed in the west dominating in all aspects of the game. Indiana was finally able to slow down Maya Moore holding her to just five points on 1-8 shooting but it wasn’t the legend in the making that sealed this game. It was a midseason acquisition by the name of Sylvia Fowles who was fittingly named finals MVP who held down the fort during this game. Fowles finished the game with 20 points and 11 rebounds and most definitely the defining moment of her decorated career. [Read more…]