WNBA Announces All-Star Starters

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When tipoff occurs in a couple of weeks at the 2017 WNBA All Star Game at Seattle’s Key Arena, we know which players will be on the court repping the East and West squads.

Sue Bird of the host team Seattle Storm will participate in her tenth All-Star Game. She will be joined by Diana Taurasi, who recently became the league’s all-time scorer, Candace Parker who claimed her first WNBA championship last season, and two Minnesota Lynx in Maya Moore and Sylvia Fowles.

The Eastern Conference All-Star starters will also feature two players on the same team in Jonquel Jones and Jasmine Thomas who have put together breakout seasons for the Connecticut Sun. Also, the Atlanta Dream’s Tiffany Hayes will also participate in her All-Star Game. Joining them are two names most people expected to make it in Elena Delle Donne and Tina Charles.

Lynx head coach Cheryl Reeve will coach the West and Liberty head coach Bill Laimbeer will guide the East.

After the starters were unveiled, WNBA president Lisa Borders did an interview with ESPN’s Cari Champion to talk all things All Star.

The city of Seattle has truly embraced this All-Star weekend set of activities and the game on Saturday the 22nd.

Champion also inquired the W’s top boss about the return of the three-point shooting contest which will be at halftime—and the caveat of donating $10,000 to a charity of the winner’s choice.

They really care about their communities. So this was an opportunity to bring that dimension—that part of each of their personalities to the table, and leverage their skill in an effort to give back to the community.

–WNBA president Lisa Borders

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