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Lauren Theisen Lauren Theisen Jul 13, 2019 at 00:19.

Sue Bird Just Murdered The Phoenix Mercury In Cold Blood

Sue Bird Just Murdered The Phoenix Mercury In Cold Blood
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Despite a broken nose, some poor early shooting, and a terrifyingly talented underdog opponent that wouldn’t give up, Seattle Storm point guard Sue Bird became absolutely deadly when it mattered most. Tonight, in the deciding game of their semifinal, Bird buried the Phoenix Mercury with just a flat-out disgusting...

Lauren Theisen Lauren Theisen May 24, 2019. 11 comments

A Good And Smart Preview Of A Wide-Open 2019 WNBA Season

A Good And Smart Preview Of A Wide-Open 2019 WNBA Season

Hockey is almost over, and the NBA is basically done, so now all we have to look forward to over these impending hot summer months is a World Cup, the ability to blast Bad Girls out of our apartment windows, and some goddamn WNBA basketball. That last thing starts tonight, folks! Let’s get to the preview.

I’m a stubborn traditionalist when it comes to basketball league alignments, so even...

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Lauren Theisen Lauren Theisen May 22, 2019. 5 comments

Sue Bird Has A Knee Injury And The Storm Look Totally Screwed

Sue Bird Has A Knee Injury And The Storm Look Totally Screwed

The defending champion Seattle Storm are going to have an awful hard time repeating in 2019. Not only is reigning MVP Breanna Stewart going to miss this year after tearing her Achilles , but now, veteran leader Sue Bird will be out for most, if not all, of this upcoming season, as the team announced today that she’ll undergo surgery on her left knee.

Stewart’s injury, which she picked up...

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Lauren Theisen Lauren Theisen Apr 17, 2019. 9 comments

Breanna Stewart Likely Out For Season After Tearing Her Achilles With Russian Team

Breanna Stewart Likely Out For Season After Tearing Her Achilles With Russian Team

Well, this sucks. Seattle Storm forward and reigning WNBA MVP Breanna Stewart is probably going to miss the entirety of the upcoming season, because she tore her Achilles while playing for Russian team Dynamo Kursk in the EuroLeague title game on Sunday.

In the second quarter of that game, Stewart got a handoff from a screener and went up to take a midrange shot. She got challenged by Brittany...

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Chris Thompson Chris Thompson Sep 25, 2018. 17 comments

Seattle Somehow Reaches New Arena Deal Without Horribly Screwing Generations Of Taxpayers 

Seattle Somehow Reaches New Arena Deal Without Horribly Screwing Generations Of Taxpayers 

The Seattle City Council voted unanimously Monday to approve a plan to let a group of private investors build a new stadium on the site of the current home of the Seattle Storm and the former home of the Seattle Supersonics, as part of a push to land an expansion NHL franchise later this year.

The effort to bring a hockey team to Seattle is being led by in part by Tim and Tod Leiweke, whose...

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Lauren Theisen Lauren Theisen Sep 13, 2018. 18 comments

The Storm Snapped The Mystics In Half To Become WNBA Champs

The Storm Snapped The Mystics In Half To Become WNBA Champs

The Seattle Storm completed their sweep of the Washington Mystics on Wednesday night, outclassing their opponent on the road and winning 98-82 to capture their first WNBA title since 2010 and third championship overall.

Game 3 had the occasional tight moment—mainly when the Mystics went on a 16-3 run at the beginning of the fourth quarter to cut their deficit to five. But eight straight...

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Lauren Theisen Lauren Theisen Nov 02, 2017. 5 comments

Breanna Stewart Writes That She Was Sexually Abused As A Child

Breanna Stewart Writes That She Was Sexually Abused As A Child

Seattle Storm forward and three-time national college player of the year Breanna Stewart said today on the Players’ Tribune that she was molested regularly by an older man when she was 9 years old.

Stewart didn’t name her abuser, only noting that he lived at one of her relatives’ houses, but she went into harrowing detail. From the article:

He’d sit down next to me, pretending to watch TV....

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