The Las Vegas Aces are honoring the career of WNBA legend Becky Hammon by raising her No. 25 jersey to the rafters at Michelob ULTRA Arena at halftime of the team’s Monday, September 13 game against the Dallas Wings. Tip is slated for 12 pm PT.
Chicago Bulls guard Zach LaVine is joining the MTN DEW roster of NBA and WNBA players, starting with the launch of NBA 2K22 on Friday. LaVine, who joins Zion Williamson and A’ja Wilson on the MTN DEW roster, will be a big part of the game’s MTN DEW 3-Point Contest after participating in the real-life event during the 2021 NBA All-Star Game.
What David Stern did for the sport of basketball transcended any gender bias and opened a whole new world for women in the game. NBA commissioner from 1984 to 2014, Stern was the key figure in the formation and operation of the WNBA in 1997. That bold move paved the way for Stern, who died Jan. 1, 2020, to be inducted into the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame on Saturday night. Stern was joined in the induction class by former players Tamika Catchings, Swin Cash, Lauren Jackson and Debbie Brock, along with contributors Carol Callan, Sue Donohoe and Carol Stiff.
“The WNBA was my father’s baby,” said Eric Stern, representing his father. “It was something he had to fight for. He had to spend a lot of professional capital, and even some personal capital, to make it happen. “There were a lot of doubters. He tended to enjoy conflict and didn’t mind it at all. He did a lot of civil rights work as he was growing up. He had a strong conviction toward equity and equality.”
Nets Daily: From press release on Fanatics taking over Nets/Liberty e-commerce/team store: Nets had 3 of the top-4 selling NBA jerseys with Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving and James Harden across the Fanatics US network, including but not limited to the NBA Store. Sabrina Ionescu #1 WNBA jersey.
Monumental Sports and Entertainment, the company that owns the Wizards and National Hockey League’s Capitals franchise, is creating what it calls a “unified offer” to entice a new corporate partner. This includes combing its NBA G League, esports teams and WNBA’s Mystics franchise into one asset valued as high as $12 million. Industry sources, who asked to remain anonymous since talks are ongoing, suggest the combination of assets could net around $10 million, though.