Sylvia Fowles becomes WNBA’s all-time leading rebounder

Photo Credit: Lamar Carter

Sweet Syl probably envisioned herself accomplishing this milestone moment in her career in front of thousands of cheering fans at Target Center in Minneapolis as opposed to the secluded wubble in Florida.

Nonetheless, Sylvia Fowles made history in the Minnesota Lynx’s contest with the Seattle Storm on Tuesday night when she hauled in her seventh rebound of the game to become the all-time leading rebounder in WNBA history.

Fittingly, Fowles recorded her record-setting board late in the first half off a Breanna Stewart miss, giving her and both teams plenty of time to celebrate the feat as halftime commenced. Who did she pass on the W’s all-time rebounding list? Her former teammate Rebekkah Brunson, who is now an assistant coach for the Lynx under Cheryl Reeve.

In similar fashion to last year when Tina Charles became the New York Liberty’s all-time leading scorer, Fowles’ accomplishment did come in a losing effort for the Lynx. Seattle defeated Minnesota by a final of 90-66, pushing the Storm’s record to 2-0 and evening the Lynx’s early 2020 mark to 1-1 after its come-from-behind victory over the Connecticut Sun.

She recorded a double-double for the game – 15 points and 11 rebounds. She will also be one of the first to say that individual accomplishments are secondary to wins and losses.

Nonetheless, flowers are deserved. Congratulations!

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