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Guide to understanding the WNBA; american women’s basketball league

The league was founded April 22, 1992 y started in 1997 with eight teams. Three decades later, the 26th season of the WNBA in the United States, which already has 12 franchises, is historic because a total of 36 games will be played over more than three months and that means a record. The expansion of the women’s basketball league has not been meteoric, but it has been consistent. It is 100% endorsed by the NBA since its creation with David Star in the lead and is currently Cathy Engelbert who acts as commissioner.

How is the WNBA structured?

Eastern Conference

Atlanta Dream

Chicago Sky

Connecticut Sun

Indiana Fever

New York Liberty

Washington Mystics

Western Conference

Dallas Wings

Las Vegas Aces

Los Angeles Sparks

Minnesota Lynx

Phoenix Mercury

Seattle Storm

Key dates on the calendar

regular season: May 6 to August 14

postseason: August 17 to September 20

All Star Game: July 10 in Chicago

Commissioner’s Cup: 26 julio

Who are the current champions?

Although in 2021 the Seattle Storm were the defending champions, the Chicago Sky They took it upon themselves to steal the crown. In 4 games, they won 3-1 against Phoenix Mercury to get his first title WNBA in what was a shorter than agreed season of 32 games per team due to the pandemic.

What are the most successful franchises?

Las Houston Comets they won the first four championships in history, but unfortunately ceased to exist in 2008.

Las Seattle Storm y las Minnesota Lynx they also have four titles

Who are your legends?

Sheryl Swoopes She was the first player to sign a contract with the WNBA.

Lisa Leslie was the first to achieve a dunk

Tamika Catchings is historical of Indiana Fever and they retired his jersey 24

Diana Taurasi has the points record and is still active with Phoenix Mercury

Sue Bird leads the list of assists and is still active with Seattle Storm

Becky Hammon who was assistant coach of Gregg Popovich y first woman to officiate a regular season game in the NBA, also saw his 25th jersey retired for Las Vegas Aces whom he now directs with a record five-year contract.

Who are the stars?

In addition to legends that are still active, prominent names are Skylar Diggins-Smith, Brittney Griner who leads the list of dunks, Sylvia Fowles, Liz Cambage, Courtney Vandersloot y A’ja Wilson among other.

Where can I follow what’s happening in the WNBA?

NBA TV

ESPN, Facebook, Amazon Prime Video *some matches

The YouTube channel of NBA Mexico premiered for this season exclusive content with the best of the WNBA. Iliana Jiménez and Jimena Rodríguez review not only the best plays of the week, but also highlight the stories of players, legends and teams.

​AGB

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