Tag: Sylvia Fowles

Chicago Sky's Stellar Season Predicts Future WNBA Champions

Chicago Sky's Stellar Season Predicts Future WNBA Champions
Yes, they’d trade all that hardware for a WNBA Championship ring. Elena Delle Donne’s Rookie of the Year Award. Sylvia Fowles’ Defensive Player of the Year  Swin Cash’s Kim Perrot Leadership Award. Despite these heady honors, along with a 24-10 season, they all sat stunned in the locker room at Allstate Arena after their Game... Read more »

Who's #1 Now? Delle Donne Buzzer-Beater Bests Griner, Playoffs Next Week

Who's #1 Now? Delle Donne Buzzer-Beater Bests Griner, Playoffs Next Week
More than 20 years ago, Michael Jordan switched directions on a layup in mid-play, solidifying a win for the Chicago Bulls. That same kind of spin-o-rama, desperation move to keep a game alive and make a statement about a player’s versatility and quickness became the difference in the Chicago Sky’s 70-68 buzzer-beating victory over the... Read more »

Chicago Sky and Elena Delle Donne Soaring High

Chicago Sky and Elena Delle Donne Soaring High
It’s been an awfully good Labor Day week for the Chicago Sky. Their dream season continued as they concluded August with an 85-68 victory over two-time playoff finalist Atlanta Dream last Saturday night.  With the win, the Sky (21-8) clinched the top seed in the East, giving them home court advantage for both the first and... Read more »
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Elena Delle Donne...Just Like Mike?

Elena Delle Donne...Just Like Mike?
“Thanks for all the support everyone! Injured my foot but will be back on the court soon! See you soon!” Elena Delle Donne, on her Facebook page Thursday, after suffering yet another injury  There hasn’t been a WNBA rookie like guard/forward Elena Delle Donne. Ever. Naperville’s Candace Parker, 2008-09’s top rookie, may have come close,... Read more »

Elena Delle Donne Makes Impressive Debut for WNBA's Chicago Sky

Elena Delle Donne Makes Impressive Debut for WNBA's Chicago Sky
Elena Delle Donne, who was drafted #2 overall by the Chicago Sky in April’s WNBA draft, made an impressive preseason debut in the Sky’s 87-67 win over the New York Liberty. The Sky’s win also spoiled the return of former Detroit “Bad Boy”  Bill Laimbeer, who returned to the WNBA to become the head coach... Read more »

Did Phoenix Throw 2012 Season for #1 WNBA Lottery Pick?

Did Phoenix Throw 2012 Season for #1 WNBA Lottery Pick?
A controversial #1 lottery pick will make the 2013 WNBA draft awfully interesting tonight. The Phoenix Mercury earned the right to the #1 pick with just a 27.6 % chance. Seems like long odds, doesn’t it? So much less of a chance than the lowly Washington Mystics, who had the losingest record last season, that their  star player, Monique Currie, seemed to... Read more »
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'Wait Til Next Year' for Sky's WNBA Playoffs/Fan Appreciation Saturday Night

'Wait Til Next Year' for Sky's WNBA Playoffs/Fan Appreciation Saturday Night
There is no locker room atmosphere like the one where a season is over. I remember covering the Detroit Pistons locker room at the end of their run as the Bad Boys of the Eastern Conference at the dawn of the 1990’s, just as the Bulls began their legendary run of six titles. Bill Laimbeer sat... Read more »

Sky are THISCLOSE To Eliminating/Clinching Elusive Playoff Berth

Sky are THISCLOSE To Eliminating/Clinching Elusive Playoff Berth
“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it... Read more »

Upset of World Champs Puts Rollercoaster Sky Back in Playoff Race

Upset of World Champs Puts Rollercoaster Sky Back in Playoff Race
Attending Chicago Sky games in 2012 is much like a a day at Six Flags Great America.  It’s been a rollercoaster ride since the season began in May, from an intense, head-over-heels rolling adventure we’ll call the “King Chaos” to a terrifying thriller we’ll call the “Giant Drop,” an eight-game,  high-speed free fall that plummeted... Read more »
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Ann Meyers Drysdale, Basketball Hall of Famer, At Chicago Sky Friday Night

Ann Meyers Drysdale, Basketball Hall of Famer, At Chicago Sky Friday Night
Quick Trivia: Who was the only woman basketball player signed by a pro NBA team in the late 70’s? The answer is coming to the Allstate Arena on Friday night. One of the true pioneers in women’s basketball, Hall of Famer and award-winning broadcaster Ann Meyers Drysdale is in her first season as Vice President of both... Read more »