Tuesday, August 25, 2020

On the Beat With the Seattle Storm 08/21/20

The last of the WNBA undefeated teams fell when the Indiana Fever upset the Seattle Storm 90-84 Thursday night. Seattle was 10-0 in 1st place in the Western Conference, while Indiana was 3-6 in 2nd place in the Eastern Conference. On Friday morning, Coach Gary Kloppenburg, forward Breanna Stewart and center Ezi Magbegor fielded questions from “the Wubble” at the IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida.
After a stellar career at UConn, Stewart was selected by the Storm with the 1st overall pick in the 2016 WNBA draft. In three seasons, she has averaged 20 points, 8.8 rebounds, 2.9 assists, 1.3 steals and 1.6 blocks per game. While the two time All-Star is having another excellent season, she is also branching out into the entertainment industry with Stewie's World, her recently debuted talk and interview show.
In her first episode, Stewart was joined by the Chicago Sky's Diamond DeShields and Gabby Williams. The trio discusses life in “the Wubble” and how the WNBA is working for social justice. I asked Stewart about the video series and her possible future in media or entertainment.
Born in New Zealand, Magbegor made her international debut in 2015 as a 16 year old. In her rookie season, Magbegor is averaging 6.8 points, 2.8 rebounds, 1 block and .4 assists and steals per game. I asked Magbegor about the rugged pace of this season and how her body is responding.
Coach Kloppenburg was pretty calm a day after the team's first loss. The Storm still has a two game lead on the 2nd place Las Vegas Aces. I asked Coach Kloppenburg about how the loss might possibly positively affect the Storm.
Tonight the Storm face the Aces in a big game for both teams. While the Aces and the Storm both will make the playoffs, their games against each other could very well determine the overall champ. With a three game advantage over the Eastern Conference leading Chicago Sky, the Western Conference champ also figures to have the best overall record in the WNBA. Thursday's loss was just one game, but it puts even more importance on tonight's game.
Go to WNBA.com for more info. Also check my coverage here, on GlobalTravelerUSA.com and GlobalWomensSportsRadio.com.

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